On the week of our 2nd ‘Wild Heart’ birthday we want to take the opportunity to show you, what we feel, is our best collection of dresses since we opened, a little sneak peak into what’s coming soon and some of our beautiful Wild Heart Brides. If you’re recently engaged and thinking about booking an appointment to see us then hopefully this will make up your mind.
We are constantly looking at ways to keep our boutique unique and fresh and of course that ultimately starts with our choice of designers, we’ve made a few changes since we opened in 2015 but our current designers are:
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
Our day 1 Australian designer, we were the first to bring KWH to Kent and they are for the ultimate cool bride. KWH provides our sequins and sparkle with that extra ounce of sass!
Low backs, fitted designs and amazing bead work make KWH dresses stand out from the crowd and we also stock a beautiful range of KWH ‘Design Your Gown” top and skirt separates. The ‘Mabel’ two piece was our first ‘risky’ purchase, we loved it but we didn’t know how brides would take to it, was the separates thing a fad? Was this two-piece more of an ‘editorial’ piece? But this has by far been one of our best selling dresses and chosen by brides for destination weddings in Santorini, country fair themed big days and always makes a statement.
With KWH gowns it really is how you wear them and style them up for your big day. A simple cathedral length veil can transform a slinky sequin gown, which some people may see as an evening style dress, into the ultimate bridal vision! Add a flower crown to the Tillie and Natasha separates and you’re in boho bride heaven! Here’s a few of our current KWH collection plus our beautiful brides showing them in all their glory!
Mabel Two Piece by Karen Willis Holmes // Wild Heart Bride Ali in Mabel Top and Skirt // Wild Heart Bride Jade In Tillie Top and Mabel Skirt
Wild Heart Bride Emma in Nerada // Celine Gown by KWH // Donna Gown by KWH // Wild Heart Bride Hannah in Anya // Wild Heart Bride Kirsty in Ellery
BLUSH BY HAYLEY PAIGE
So while our go-to style may be sleek, slinky and minimal we felt we needed to add a little ‘modern day princess’ to the boutique and of course Hayley Paige had everything we were looking for. Tiered tulle skirts, romantic, corded lace used in unusual ways and a hint of blush pink – yes please! Hayley Paige is a huge name in America and is fast gaining popularity with UK brides looking for a statement dress for their big day that’s a little different from the rest. Our collection includes the beautiful ‘Halo’ with it’s strappy, open back and tiered skirt, Lanai, a more understated gown without losing the HP wow factor and ‘River’ a classic fit and flare shape with the most amazing skirt and detachable sparkly bolero. We are so excited about sharing our up and coming Blush brides in 2017 and 2018 and the new gowns we have coming for 2018…
Wild Heart Bride Gemma in Pippa // Wild Heart Bride Jayne in Halo // Smith by Blush by Hayley Paige coming soon // Halo shot by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography // River by Blush by Hayley Paige
At our first buying show back in May 2015 we fell in love with the delicate lace designs by Katya Shehurina and we are still just as smitten 2 years on. These gowns appeal to a wide range of brides; those who love and appreciate beautifully detailed and excellent quality lace designs, brides who want a relaxed boho feel to their day without the boning and structure of a traditional bridal gown and brides getting married abroad who have to take into account factors like heat, luggage allowance and comfort. We get excited every year and can’t wait to see what Katya comes up with next, different colour slips and the option to make subtle changes to these designs appeals to our creative Wild Heart brides.
Wild Heart Bride Sasha in Alice // Wild Heart Bride Annabelle in Vitalia // Wild Heart Bride Tracy in Liliana // Demelza Gown by Katya Katya
This is the newest brand to the Wild Heart and it has already proved a big success with our brides-to-be.When we went to the London Bridal show last year we were looking for a brand that could do it all to be honest! We needed the gowns to appeal to brides looking for something slightly more traditional than our current designers, be at a good price point whilst still being in keeping with our Wild Heart values. We chose pieces from both the Modeca and Le Papillon collections and we have been so impressed with the quality of materials and the fit of these gowns. We feel we have something for most brides within this collection; ‘Alexia’ is a classic style satin gown with pockets for that Wild Heart twist and Aurora is a beautifully flowing gown, perfect for a destination wedding with a lace trimmed thigh split. Oh yes! Definitely a welcome addition to the Wild Heart rails, we can’t wait to build our collection next season and see our first Modeca bride in December 2017!
Aurora by Modeca // Beth by Papillon // Audrina by Modeca // Alexia by Modeca
Elizabeth Dye was one of the first designers we found when we came up with the concept for the Wild Heart. Creative, modern and effortlessly cool ED designs are a Pinterest favourite. The perfectly sleek Dunaway is still a firm favourite for us, it’s versatility allows the bride to truly make this dress their own as our gorgeous brides Hannah and Nikki have proved. Lewisia is fun and fabulous with it’s fitted lace bodice and ballerina skirt and the flowing silky Electrique was the absolute boho dream on our stunning bride Charlotte this year.
Wild Heart Bride Hannah in Dunaway // Wild Heart Bride Charlotte in Electrique // Wild Heart Bride Frances in Lewisia //Wild Heart Bride Nikki in Dunaway //Xanadu by Elizabeth Dye
So if our fabulous designers haven’t yet convinced you to pay us a visit we also stock a gorgeous range of veils, shoes, accessories and gifts (not just for brides) by Katie Loxton and Joma Jewellery, with some gorgeous autumn/winter stock on it’s way. There really isn’t a better time to come and see us, so if you are recently engaged or simply tired of trying the same style bridal gowns, visit us in Rochester for something a little bit special. We promise you won’t regret it!
Happy 2nd birthday to us!