Delphine Manivet ~ Bringing French Chic Style To Your Wedding Day Wardrobe…

Earlier this month, the Designer Wedding Show took place in London – a bi-annual event that brings together some of the most well-regarded Designers in the Wedding Industry under one-roof and celebrates the 'exceptional, the exquisite and the finest of everything' in the wedding industry.

I was unable to attend the event due to having given birth only a few weeks prior, however, my dear and lovely friend, Photographer Emily Quinton, offered to do some information gathering on my behalf {thank you so much Emily!} and I received a rather fabulous parcel a couple of weeks back stuffed full of leaflets and promotional postcards that were just bursting with pretty pictures.  One that immediately grabbed my attention, was that of Parisian based bridal wear designer, Delphine Manivet – a designer who I have actually been swooning over for some time now.  I realised there and then that it was high time I shared this talented designer's work with my readers…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photograph below Copyright (c) 2010, Elizabeth Messina.
All other imagery Copyright (c) 2010
, Delphine Manivet  


Isn't that veil above just too beautiful for words? Photographed by one of my favourite ever wedding photographers, the beautiful (I'm talking inside, as well as out!) Elizabeth Messina, and if you haven't come across her inspiring, affectionate and often very moving 'Kiss The Groom' Blog, you must go see it today.

Here is the veil in all it's full length glory…

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Already very popular over in France, and rapidly establishing her fan base over here in the UK, French designer Manivet created her brand after she got married herself, and decided that she wanted to share with others, her vision for the modern Brides…

"The search for my own wedding dress made me want to share with other women my vision of the modern bride, that of a woman who doesn’t necessarily get married at 20, who doesn’t want to look like a meringue, but who wants the dress she imagined in her little girl’s dreams…"

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The designs that make up Manivet's latest collection are categorised as either 'short' or 'long' dresses.  I love the style of the lengthier gowns, which evoke a sense of 1930's glamour; draped silk and dropped waists feature alongside lace sleeves and high collars.  The shorter dresses offer a more bohemian look and low cut backs feature throughout – Manivet seems to have taken inspiration from a across a number of decades, but the resulting collection works beautifully…

Cyrus dos Anselme by Delphine Manivet Jean

Arsene by Delphine Manivet Colin manteau face Alexandre by Delphine Manivet

I adore this bohemian style skirt below left – I'd totally love to see a Bride wearing this, along with a simple top like the silk vest as below, on her wedding day – a simple garland of flowers in the hair {like the one in the very first image above} and loose 'looks like I just picked them fresh' bouquet of wild flowers would look perfect…

Angus by Delphine Manivet Clement by Delphine Manivet

Oh how cute is this?  Matching dresses!

Theodore by Delphine Manivet Baby Theodore by Delphine Manivet

A more daring flapper girl style and a quite stunning shot with an old-fashioned style pram – I simply adore this dress design…

James Etoile by Delphine Manivet Armand by Delphine Manivet

I love the way that Manivet juxtaposes the more vintage style gown alongside more alltogether contemporary designs in her latest collection…

Come by Delphine Manivet Gilet Renard by Delphine Manivet

Zahar by Delphine Manivet Sacha by Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet gowns retail on average between £1500 and £3500 and can be puchased from the following locations:

Boutique Paris :
93 rue du Faubourg St Honoré – 75008 PARIS
tel + 33 (0)1 45 44 70 01
[email protected]
from 10 to 7pm

Boutique Londres :
30A, Dover street – LONDON W1S 4NB
tel + 44 (0) 207 491 0234
[email protected]
from 10 to 7 pm

Please, will someone wear a Delphine Manivet gown on their wedding day, so that I can feature it oh Love My Dress?!? 

Delphine Manivet is about to launch an online boutique, that will provide the opportunity to purchase Delphine Manivet accessories (veils, headbands etc)  and party dresses from the web. Watch this space to find out when the store launches 🙂

For further information, visit the Delphine Manivet website, email [email protected] or telephone +44(0) 207 – 4910234.  You can also follow updates on the Delphine Manivet Facebook page.

Many thanks to Stephanie from the Delphine Manivet boutique in Paris, for providing the images for this feature.

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.