Ah, to be a bride. It’s quite possibly the most magical event of your life! Between the celebrations, the planning, and all the details in between, the event itself is set up to be an unforgettable one marking a journey that could either make or break your future. And it all starts with the dress.
Everyone knows that there are a number of reasons to attend a wedding. While familial bonds and well wishes for the happy couple are important, let’s not pretend that one of the main reasons that guests engage in matrimonial relics isn’t to see the bride in her wedding dress.
Marking the start of a new chapter in any bride’s life, she ushers out the role of singledom and embraces what follows suit after making a lifetime commitment to her groom: wife, daughter-in-law, and if it’s in the cards, maybe even a mother one day. With so much change, every bride needs to make sure they look good! Because what better way to step into a new life than doing it while looking fabulous?
SAY YES TO THE DRESS
Housed by Harvey Nichols, Zuhair Murad’s bridal collections have different options to suit every bride’s personality, and will ensure that they shine on their special day as an individual worth celebrating.
Why wear a dress when you can set yourself aside from the rest of the crowd? Try a bridal jumpsuit with a frothy tulle overskirt tied with a satin bow. For those who can’t live without the billowing skirt, removable overskirts are another Murad signature.
Taking a walk down the dramatic aisle may be suited to the specific bride’s taste, and luckily, Murad has embraced drama in the FW17 wedding season. However, sleeker, more streamlined styles are readily available, such as a shirred silk dress with tiny sequins along the neckline. More ethereal options include unlined lace embroidered with pearls, flowers, and birds, resulting in a finish that competes in luxury compared to Murad’s signature ball gowns, while leaving behind the crowd-pleasing stuffing.
THE CHERRY ON TOP
You can’t achieve the perfect bridal look without adding accessories fit for a queen! Weather you’re into keeping it discreet or going all out, the options are endlessly available to cater to your needs.
Head pieces can be an essential for any bride, whether she’s respecting her conservative style guidelines, she wants to release her inner diva or a bit of both. Head pieces can range between the hijabi bride’s whimsical cap with a veil attached, (which also pairs fantastically with a bridal bolero jacket), or the bohemian bride’s crocheted head band. And because many yearn to unleash the princess within on their big day, a tiara is always a nice finish touch to fulfill that fantasy. Just don’t forget to polish off the look with a pair of bold statement earrings to really give you that special oomph.
AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
Besides the surefire guarantee to perfect any bride’s dream look for her wedding day, the Harvey Nichols’ bridal experience reigns supreme. How can Harvey Nichols give women a better bridal shopping experience than other boutiques? To begin with, all gowns are limited and exclusive to Harvey Nichols. So the chances of two brides showing up to their respective weddings wearing the exact same dress are slim.
Harvey Nichols also excels in providing personal shopping experiences to ensure that each bride walks away with the perfect dress to suit her unique style and body shape by offering a bespoke service. This means that every single attribute regarding the wedding’s party size and the bride’s tastes are taken into account.
Team support is also a large part of the process, and for the Harvey Nichols bride, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Should the bride require alterations and add-ons, a professional tailor is on board to help make all her dreams come true. Another plus? Harvey Nichols also has a delivery service for brides to receive their freshly steamed gowns on their big day, ensuring that their dream dress’ fabric is perfectly in place, with not a wrinkle in sight.
As for the final touches of the bride’s look? Harvey Nichols, in partnership with esteemed makeup artist Meshael, are armed and ready to enhance every bride’s beauty with precise, creative and immaculate makeup application. Are you a Spring Bride, Autumn Bride or a Winter Bride? What waterworks-fighting mascara will work best for you? Which bold lip colors should you not touch with a ten foot pole? Meshael’s got you!
But most importantly, what makes a bride a happy bride? Extreme pampering. At Harvey Nichols, the special lady will be pampered from A-Z. Upon the bride’s purchase of her chosen gown, a delicious delivery of Bridgewater Chocolates is sent to mark this special occasion. Those chocolates will also come in handy when the bride’s mother and future mother in law find themselves in tears over the beautiful sight of their lovely daughter wearing a gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown, fit for a princess.