French Connection Wedding Shop – New Bridal Collection | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Happy Wednesday! It’s April already and before you know it, we will be in peak wedding season with all those gorgeous Spring/Summer weddings to come. I’m sure you’ve already got a few weddings in the diary, I know I definitely have, and you’re faced with the age old question: what on earth am I going to wear? Well, luckily for you I have got some absolutely stunning dresses to show you from the new Wedding Shop by French Connection. This is their first bridal collection and it is full of pretty summer dresses if you’re a guest, spectacular gowns for your bridesmaids and some whimsical bridal pieces if you’re still on the hunt for a wedding dress!

First up are these elegantly embroidered bridesmaid dresses that are just perfect for any Spring or Summer wedding. The tulle skirts are right on trend and keep them from being too weighty, elevating them from a dress that could be worn by a guest. The embroidery adds character to the dresses and is something different from the usual one-colour options you find elsewhere. I love that you can get them in different colours so they can fit in with your theme; you’ve got those feminine pinks, to summery yellows to pale blue’s that are subtle enough to work with any colour scheme. Depending on your taste, you can opt for varying lengths too. The dresses come in both midi and maxi versions which you can of course mix and match to either show off your bridal party’s slinky pins or go with floor-length sophistication. The entire collection is filled with romantic, delicate gowns that you can dress your girls in where they can feel comfortable yet graceful, complementing your own wedding dress.

If you’ve reached that inevitable time where all your friends are getting married and you have more invites on your fridge than you have magnets for, you’re bound to spend the next few months scouring the internet for dresses to wear. No need to look any further because French Connection have got some beautiful guest dresses that you can wear to those countless weddings but continue to wear for years to come. They’ve got every cut imaginable; Bardot, fit and flare, V-neck, asymmetric and wrap dresses – they’ve got them all!  I’m particularly a fan of these maxis. The yellow floral is great if you’re a day guest; pair this with a glass of prosecco and you’ll be getting all the compliments! The red halter neck is ideal as an evening guest and is floaty enough that you can dance the night away. No one wants to buy a myriad of dresses that you’ll wear once to a wedding and afterwards gather dust at the back of your wardrobe. French Connection bridges the gap of gowns perfect for weddings yet ones you can then bring on holiday with you to wear at dinner that same Summer.

The all-consuming world of weddings can be somewhat overwhelming. There are so many designers, so many styles, so many bridal shops – where do you even start? When you’ve been busy booking a venue, sending your save-the-dates and trying to make decisions on the thousands of flower arrangement possibilities, the months can fly by. Before you know it, it’s a month before the big day and you haven’t sorted your dress out yet! Ok, that’s an extreme example (and one that hopefully none of you will ever experience), but rest assured that French Connection are always there to save the day. Their incredible selection of bridal pieces have all the glamour of any high-end designer but without the price tag. Maybe you’re after a second gown to wear in the evening but don’t want to fork out £££ on another designer dress? Perhaps there are those of you who want to switch it up a little and go for a jumpsuit or two-piece trouser set? Well no need to open countless tabs on your browser because French Connection have got such a variation; there’s embellishment, lace and sparkle.

For a first time bridal collection, French Connection’s Wedding Shop is filled with divine pieces, with the perfect balance of quality and value for money that has earnt French Connection its faultless reputation. I for one am super impressed with the gorgeous dresses available and am sure you will be too!

{This post is sponsored by French Connection, but I have personally been shopping with them for years and as ever we would never promote a brand we didn’t love}