Midsummer’s Dream – The Kate Fearnley Bridal Collection

We had the pleasure of joining Kate Fearnley on her new collection bridal shoot. Travelling in a VW Lovedub we captured the luxury and style of the collection from country to sea with photographers Michael Cartwright and Natalie Pluck.

This first look for Kate Feanley’s bridal collection was photographed on the North Yorkshire Moors by Michael Cartwright.

Flora by Michael Cartwright Photography

Flora: Blush satin fit and flare dress with a unique 3D flower mesh overlay. Two-in-one dress as the wide floaty sleeved top can be unbuttoned and taken off a reveal a night-time look. Price starts from £1250.

By Michael Cartwright Photography

Butterfly Kiss, Flora and Willow

Butterfly Kiss by Michael Cartwright Photogaphy

Butterfly Kiss: Pretty petals of chiffon fabric overlay create this bohemian dream wedding dress. Low v front with delicate straps. Price starts from £695.

Make Up by Laura Mac and Hair by Watkins-Wright, Great Ayton

Make Up by Laura Mac and Hair by Watkins-Wright, Great Ayton

Flora by Michael Cartwright Photography

Flora

Coco by Michael Cartwright Photography

Coco

Kate Fearnley has been well established as an occasion wear designer since 2002 and has since seen her quirky, colourful and sophisticated creations adorn celebrities on the red carpet, ladies at the races, prom girls, and wedding guests.

After 15 years in business, the brand has expanded from award-winning fashion, prom and occasion wear and has now added bridal and bridal party to the list.

“The boutique works by appointed so that I can focus on the customer and spend the time uninterrupted to create the dress of their dreams. I like to work with classic and flattering silhouettes which suit and compliment women’s shapes. I then like to bring the garment to life with the quirky twist of detailing. My inspiration is classic vintage and although I have a fondness of the 50s I look to all sorts of eras for inspiration. This new collection sees influences from the 20s, 50s, 60s and 70s. I have worked with subtle colour this season as a twist on the ‘classic’ ivory.”

Willow by Michael Cartwright Photography

Willow: Soft flowing chiffon and satin skirt with a long back train. Heavily embroidered intricate lace top with low v back and long elegant sleeves finished with a subtle vintage beaded waist. Price starts from £895.

Willow by Michael Cartwright Photography

Willow

Willow by Michael Cartwright Photography

Willow

Suki by Michael Cartwright Photography

Suki

Coco and Suki by Michael Cartwright Photography

Coco: Vintage heavily beaded and embroidered taupe lace over a blush-coloured satin. Vintage lace waist. Elegant slash neck and low v back finished with a delicate trim. Prices start from £995. Suki: Vintage old gold lace fitted fishtail dress with low back and vintage belted train. Prices start from £650.

The second look for Kate Fearnley’s new collection was photographed in the picturesque coastal location of Staithes by Natalie Pluck.

Precilla, Charlotte and Coco by Natalie Pluck Photography

Precilla: Soft double-lined taffeta skirted dress with pockets, nipped-in waist with vintage pearl and sparkle detachable belt. Soft stretch lace long-sleeved top part with darling plunge v back finished with a delicate vintage trim. The front is padded then finished with a hand-sewn embroidery and pearl detailing. Price starts from £795 for this style dress as is. Charlotte: Soft flowing chiffon and satin skirt with a long back train. Heavily embroidered intricate lace strapless top finished with a subtle vintage beaded waist. Price started from £795. and Coco.

Butterfly Kiss by Natalie Pluck Photograhy

Butterfly Kiss

Butterfly Kiss by Natalie Pluck Photography

Butterfly Kiss

Butterfly Kiss by Natalie Pluck Photography

Butterfly Kiss

Precilla by Natalie Pluck Photography

Precilla

Precilla by Natalie Pluck Photography

Prescilla

How much does it cost? If it is bespoke, it sounds expensive!

We have made wedding dresses from £350 … It all depends on the fabric and detailing. All the fittings (however many it takes) and made-to-measure are included in the price.

Time scale … How soon do I need to book?

We design and create everything from our Middlesbrough studio. We work around the bride for measurements and book fittings in when it suits the customer. We have made wedding dresses in the space of a month but we like to have at least 6 months ideally. It is always worth asking if it is a last minute enquiry too.

Tell us more about the design process.

Over the past 15 years in business, I have designed and created for many shapes and different styles of dresses. We create bespoke designs for our brides, tailored to their likes. For instance, if you have an eye on one of my dress designs but would prefer a lower back or would like to add sleeves or other extra details I will create this dream dress for you. I will talk through everything with the customer and finally, draw up a design based on what they want. I then bring it to life; it’s that simple! You get your perfect dress and nobody will have exactly the same dress as you! It is unique and special and the best thing is it doesn’t cost the earth like you might expect.

Charlotte by Natalie Pluck Photography

Charlotte

Charlotte by Natalie Pluck Photography

Charlotte

Coco by Natalie Pluck Photography

Coco

Coco by Natalie Pluck Photography

Coco

Mabel by Natalie Pluck Photography

Mabel: Blush satin lining through a soft flowing ivory vintage lace. Fishtail style shape with a low back and train. Hand beaded overlay across the lace finished with vintage bead shoulder tassels. Price starts from £995 for this style as is.

Butterfly Kiss and Mabel by Natalie Pluck Photography

Butterfly Kiss and Mabel

Contact:

224 Linthorpe Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3QW

01642 227 344
info@katefearnleybridal.co.uk
www.katefearnleyboutique.co.uk

Credits:

North Yorkshire Moors Photography – Michael Cartwright Photography

Staithes Photography – Natalie Pluck Photography

Bridal Dresses – Kate Fearnley

Make-up – Laura Mac

Hair – Watkins-Wright, Great Ayton

Videography – Sarah MacVean Videography

Flowers – Simply Flowers, Fairfield

Transport – LoveDub Cars

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