Oooh, it’s so lovely to back with you again. How has your week been so far? Mine’s been rather good and it’s just about to get even better.  I’m here to introduce you to a fabulous British designer and her absolutely glorious handmade couture bridal gowns. Without further ado, let’s say hello to Nicola Anne.

Created by designer Nicola Harvey-Rowley, Nicola Anne is a name you most definitely need to know if you’re looking for an elegant couture wedding dress. Nicola has been designing and hand-making couture bridalwear for over 25 years and her wedding dresses are shipped all over the UK and Europe. The collections themselves are also available at a select number of stockists so if you fall in love with a Nicola Anne wedding gown in this feature, rest assured that wherever you are, your dream dress will be able to get to you!

Nicola Anne - Handmade Couture Wedding Dresses (Bridal Fashion )

Let’s find out a little more about these wonderful wedding dresses from Nicola herself…

My styling is based on timeless elegance with an emphasis on inner structure. I only work with quality fabrics and accessories because a high standard of workmanship is a key part of my work. I produce one off designs that are a million miles away from the dresses that are mass manufactured overseas. You can have your very own made to measure wedding gown, now that is special.”

Nicola Anne - Handmade Couture Wedding Dresses (Bridal Fashion )

“Everything is done in house and this gives us a wonderful opportunity to offer a unique and bespoke service to our brides. We’ve had so many women come to us wanting bespoke changes to designs and, where other designers have said no, we can say yes.”

“We understand how important your dress wedding dress is and that’s why we offer two different services, our phone consultation and a one-to-one appointment. The only thing we want is for our brides to love their Nicola Anne wedding gown.”

Nicola takes her design inspiration from a whole range of sources including the charm of the costumes we all swoon over in period dramas. However, you’ll also notice lots of details in wedding dresses by Nicola Anne that really show Nicola’s love of modern styling and contemporary luxury. It’s an irresistible combination.

Nicola Anne - Handmade Couture Wedding Dresses (Bridal Fashion )

The latest collection from Nicola Anne will launch at the prestigious White Gallery bridal show in London later this month. In this new collection, you’ll find 11 new designs that have a real fashion-forward edge. There are slender silhouettes and glam ball gowns plus plenty of finishing touches that you’re just going to adore. Delicate laces, encrusted beaded tulles and soft fabrics. Heaven.

Inspiration for the new ‘Palatial’ collection comes entirely from the grandeur and beauty of stately home and, in homage to this, Nicola Anne has named each dress after some of the most fabulous estates in the UK. I agree with Nicola when she says the gowns have a really stylish look to them but they’re also so timeless. I love the lace-edged back on the Osborne gown with it’s softly flowing skirt and again, the lace bodice of Blenheim is just so beautiful from every angle.

If you’re looking to make a real statement then Highclere, Hatfield, Buckingham and Balmoral have wonderfully exuberant large skirts and a classic ball gown shape. At the other end of the scale, the soft lines and delicate colour of Burghley might just be my favourite in the entire collection. I’m more than a little bit in love.

It’s been a huge pleasure introducing you to Nicola Anne today – how fabulous to it would be to be order your gown directly from the designer and have it tailored just for you. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Wedding dresses from Nicola Anne range in price from £1,000 to £1,900. To find out more about the collections, do take a look at the Nicola Anne website. There you’ll also find details of stockists and a great ‘behind the scenes’ video.

If you’ve got a question or would like to talk more about your gown, just get in touch with Nicola Anne on or via +44 (0)1455 250151.


Tamryn x

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Self-confessed wedding addict Tamryn spends her days in her Berkshire studio writing about all things beautiful and romantic with her black Labrador for company.

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