‘Bridal is a highly romanticised version of Temperley mainline – and an area of design I thoroughly enjoy. There is a full range of different styles, for different body shapes in Iris, all designed with the aesthetic I believe in; elegant, feminine, ethereal and timeless. Each dress has to be the perfect blend of functionality and fantasy – a bride must never feel overwhelmed by her dress but allow them to be the ultimate version of themselves, making the bride look effortless and elegant. Your bridal dress exists in a moment in time and is made for the woman wearing it not the trend of the moment.’ -Alice Temperley
This is how I felt when choosing my wedding dress, I wanted to feel like the prettiest, most amazing version of myself whilst still being classically elegant and true to my style. The photos of dresses that come out of New York Bridal week may look amazing and edgy and on trend but when it comes to choosing your wedding dress, photos of which will be passed down through generations to come you really want something timeless. And this is what I love about Temperley, they’re all so incredibly special with luxurious embellishments yet are still so delicate and will stand the test of time.
I was invited to Les Trois Soeurs Bridal Shop for a Temperley Trunk Show a few weeks ago to view the whole collection. If you’re in London it would be worth booking an appointment to go and try some of them on! Here is a little sneak peek at some of the ridiculously pretty dresses…
Celine – The silk satin flows to the ground and shifts to a chapel length train. The straps are heavily encrusted with large Swarovski tones and pearl beading, whilst the back of the dress falls into a deep cowl revealing the most extraordinarily beautiful hand embroidered tulle, expertly adorned in the finest Swarovski crystal in various different shapes and sizes, silver bugle beads, pearls and hand folded organza flowers.
April – Made using the finest French lace, the Temperley Bridal April Dress has a timeless and supremely glamorous appeal. With an almost column like silhouette, the waist of the lace wedding dress is cinched and narrow aided by an internal corset while the skirt falls full to the floor. Lace is sheer around the high neck, showcasing the floral design and scoops to a low back revealing a tantalising expanse of skin and a beautiful high, full train.
Posey – I think this may just be my favourite of them all.
Angeli Lattice – The sheer sleeves are intricately embellished with Swarovski crystals and beads, whilst the layered silk-blend chiffon skirt gives it a soft, feminine feel. The dress is detailed with a hook-fastening grosgrain waistband and crystal button fastenings along the back.
Amelia – A mix of lace and vintage glamour. The open back makes it sexy with a small train to keep it elegant. Goddess – An absolutely one of a kind, this dress stands apart from all other gowns by the sheer nature of the intricate and unusual brass artwork which is encrusted around the neck line, and which swoops down to a very low v at the back. The main body of the dress is fashioned from silk georgette which falls from the neck to the hem in an unbroken line and hugs the figure in a glamorous column silhouette. Petula – This stunning floor length silk chiffon gown incorporates the finest of fabrics, whilst showcasing an intricately embellished tulle panel across the bust , mirroring this technique on the waistband. The hand embroidered lattice is made from silver bugle beads and a mixture of clear, opal and alabaster Swarovski crystals. Jessamine – The Jessamine dress is defined by the exquisite nature of the extraordinary French flower vine lace which has been hand embroidered with silk cotton and further embellished with Swarovski and sequins. The flower vine lace was sourced by Alice and her team in one of the most prestigious fairs in Paris and is produced by one of the oldest lace artisans in the region of Chantilly.
Which is your favourite? All rather pretty aren’t they. I think wearing a flower crown is compulsory if you’re going to be a Temperley Bride.
With thanks to Les Trois Soeurs Bridal, a beautiful boutique with all of these dresses and more. You can find more info here.
R <3 xx