Rolling In Roses, Sustainable Bridalwear: The Luminaries Collection

The Luminaries Collection by Rolling In Roses - contemporary bridalwear for modern brides.

Dearest bride reading this page, I immediately thought of you when I received details of this beautiful and sustainable bridal wear collection from Rolling In Roses.

Rolling In Roses, founded by Hayley Neil and based York in the UK, create sustainable and ethical bridal fashion for modern and contemporary brides. Hayley is the perfect embodiment of her brand values – as well as being one of the nicest folks in the world of weddings.


We’ve been working with and supporting Hayley for several years now, and today it gives me great pleasure to share with you ‘Luminaries‘, by Rolling In Roses – a collection of the most popular Rolling In Roses pieces – every one of them sophisticated, cool and effortlessly stylish.

This collection brings modern, fresh and a touch of edgy to the scene and and I’m pretty sure that if you’re looking to make a fashion statement on your day, you’re going to love this.

I spoke with Hayley very recently and here’s what she had to say…

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Rolling In Roses The Kimono Robe Luminary Bandeau Honey Skirt 3

Black modern bride in sequin top and long sustainable silk bridal skirt by Rolling In Roses

At Rolling In Roses, we have an ever-evolving edit of past bestsellers and favourites which we call the Luminaries Collection, where we curate a selection of designs from old collections and give them fresh contemporary styling, to let pieces be appreciate anew

Slow Bridal Fashion

I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to acquiesce to the fast-fashion model of churning out a new collection every season and discontinuing previous dresses, as it just seems so wasteful.

I hate the thought of making older designs obsolete even though they might have stood the test of time, are still selling well, and still feel really current!

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Rolling In Roses The May Dress 5

I wanted the shoot to feel more like a fashion editorial than a mainstream bridal shoot, so I decided to accessorise with black pieces for a more edgy, modern aesthetic.

One of my oldest friends, who I lived with at university, is an amazing bag designer who makes beautifully crafted, British-made handbags, so I was delighted to have an opportunity to use her ethical pieces in the shoot; they’re gorgeous!

Along with these, I chose statement jewellery from sustainable luxury jewellers Loveness Lee and Eva Remenyi, who use recycled and ethically sourced metals in their work, as well as a handful of more understated earrings from independent Irish brand Blue Meadow.

The finishing touch was some killer sunglasses from eco-friendly brand Matt & Nat.

Rolling In Roses The May Dress

I always like to use different models, and I found two contrasting models of different sizes, heights, skin tones and hair colours, who, although very different looking, had the same attitude and edge that I was looking for.

Both Dot and Montanna were amazing on the day, and I think both their looks compliments each other brilliantly; it’s so nice to be able to show the same piece on different women, to illustrate how our pieces look worn by various people.

The images were taken by the lovely Craig of Silver & Light Photography, who was amazing, and shot on both digital and traditional film, as well as capturing some lovely video for us on genuine original Super8 film, which are just divine!

Hair and make-up were by Florencia Doural who travelled up from London for the day, and the rest of the team were my wonderful lasses from the RIR crew, Ellis, Rebecca, and Sophie.

It was one of my favourite ever shoots, very relaxed and lots of fun; we had a great soundtrack playing as always, and I’m thrilled with the results.


Contact Rolling In Roses

3rd Floor, Cromwell House
31 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JH
United Kingdom

[email protected]
+44 (0)1904 652892

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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.