๐ŸŒฟ This Modern Love Bridal – fully booked for bespoke bridal for 2019 ๐ŸŒฟ

Thank you so much to my wonderful brides! ๐Ÿ’•Iโ€™m VERY excited to be making your beautiful bridal gowns this year!๐ŸŒฟ

Itโ€™s been super busy at the Modern Love studio and Iโ€™m now fully booked for Made to order / bespoke bridal for 2019 – afraid Iโ€™m not taking any new appointments now – but Iโ€™ll be adding more โ€˜ready to wearโ€™ pieces to my Etsy store throughout the year…

and my best selling bridal robe โ€˜Helenaโ€™ kimonos & floral โ€˜Alexaโ€™ veils are available too! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฟโœจ

Anna x


๐ŸŒฟ Gorgeous real bride Bernadette wears This Modern Love tulle gown for romantic woodlands ceremony in Ireland ๐ŸŒฟ

Congratulations to gorgeous real bride Bernadette who got hitched at a beautiful woodlands ceremony at the Inish Beg Estate in Ireland wearing the ‘Ophelia’ tulle gown from This Modern Love ๐Ÿ’•

Bernadette’s gown has a delicate floral beading across the bodice, adding a touch of sparkle โœจ – teamed beautifully with her bridesmaid’s sequinned gowns from Topshop. LOVE the gold metallic clogs by Lotta from Sweden ๐Ÿ’•

So impressed that Bernadette made her own bouquets and flower crowns too, don’t they look fantastic!? ๐ŸŒฟ

Beautiful photography by ๐Ÿ“ท Naomi Kamat Photography

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos Bernadette! I LOVE seeing them! ๐Ÿ’• x

This Modern Love – Bridal trend predictions for 2019 ๐ŸŒฟ

Hereโ€™s my top five Modern Love trends for bridal styling in 2019!

1. A dash of coral in your bouquet ๐ŸŒฟ

Itโ€™s the Pantone colour of the year, well, actually itโ€™s โ€˜Living Coralโ€™ – beautiful in nature but horrific in your wedding; if you choose this as the colour of your bridesmaid dresses they WILL NOT thank you… however a muted shade of coral in your bouquet is sublime. Hereโ€™s some inspo from pinspo.

2. Eco conscious, vegan, ethical weddings ๐ŸŒฟ

It feels like all of us are waking up to the environmental impact of our lifestyle choices and that weโ€™re consuming more consciously… but maybe thatโ€™s because I follow a lot of vegan, pro-sustainable fashion, environmentalists on Instagram; perhaps my optimism is a little skewed! BUT I do think this is trend which is set to take off; I really hope so. I’m finally getting used to vegan cheese. Take a peek at my latest post to see my very own Modern Love real bride Emily who had the most beautiful vegan, eco festival wedding last summer.

3. Botanical illustration stationery ๐ŸŒฟ

A wonderful way to include your love of nature, and your favourite blooms, into the aesthetic of your day.

Absolutely delightful examples here found on Pinterest (remember you can check out my bridal styling ideas and wedding inspiration loveliness over on Pinterest)

4. Showpiece installations ๐ŸŒฟ

Whether itโ€™s a feature floral archway, a paper sculpture backdrop or utterly going for it with fluffy pink clouds hung from the rafters – a striking, artful installation is a wonderful talking point for your guests, and very instagrammable. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

5. Romantic lace details & simplicity of design ๐ŸŒฟ

Elegance never goes out of style; so my bridal style prediction for 2019 is a simple, elegant, romantic bridal gown. Hang on! I do those.

Iโ€™ll just leave these here… ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

Boho bridal designs from my 2019 collection: The Peace of the Wild ๐ŸŒฟ

The diary is filling up fast for 2019 but if youโ€™d like to pop by for a viewing appointment and free design consultation then drop me a line! Fully booked for Jan but a couple of spaces left in Feb…

โœจ Email: thismodernlovebridal@gmail.com for availability and studio details โœจ

๐Ÿƒ Can’t wait to hear from my Modern Love brides about their wedding styling this year! I’ll find out if any of my predictions were right… ๐Ÿƒ


Featured on Boho Weddings! โค๏ธ Gorgeous real bride Emilyโ€™s Eco Wedding ๐ŸŒฟ

Such a lovely start to the year to hear from gorgeous bride Emily, who I worked with last summer to create her Claudia gown, and to find out her wonderful eco festival wedding has been featured on Boho Weddings! ๐ŸŒฟ

Here’s some of Emily’s kind words about her experience with This Modern Love ๐ŸŒฟ

The dress 
“My dress was made for me by This Modern Love based in Worthing. I was nervous about finding a dress I would feel comfortable in as Iโ€™m not really a dress wearer. I found Anna on Etsy and she makes gorgeous boho dresses from scratch for brides. When you go for your last fitting at her beautiful studio she sews it in front of you and you take it home. The whole experience was so special and the dress was perfect. Also she made it with crepe de chine material instead of silk to make it vegan.

Read the article here โค๏ธ


โค๏ธ Real bride! Congratulations to gorgeous couple Rachel & Ben ๐Ÿƒ

Congratulations to gorgeous couple Rachel & Ben! Beautiful bride Rachel wore a bespoke ‘Edwina’ lace raschel gown by This Modern Love lined in cream silk โค๏ธ this design features a fishtail skirt which is more form fitting than a classic A line skirt, with little puddle train at the back and a really open back…

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Rachel’s gown at her fitting when I’d just finished making it here at my studio ๐Ÿƒ

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos Rachel I love seeing them!

๐Ÿ“ท Photography by Story & Colour https://storyandcolour.co.uk/

St Dunstan in the East ruins – styled bridal shoot ๐Ÿƒ

Huge thanks to photographer Ira Gelormino for this sweet styled shoot in the church ruins of ‘St Dunstan in the East’, a pretty little spot tucked away in the City of London near to London Bridge โค๏ธ

Such a gorgeous setting & Ira has captured my designs beautifully here in a natural light, fine art style โœจ the shoot features my ‘Sophia’ long sleeve boho design, a simple ivory tulle cathedral length veil & ‘Erica’, a backless lace gown with cap sleeves and matt satin skirt with puddle train ๐Ÿ’•

Fun fact, I used to work near here and come here on my lunch break ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

2018 round up from This Modern Love ๐ŸŒฟ

Hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful Christmas celebrating with your loved ones! ๐Ÿƒ

๐ŸŒฟ Itโ€™s been a fun filled year here at the house of Modern Love – I’ve been looking back through my blog at all the adventures of the last 12 months, hereโ€™s a just few of my highlights… ๐Ÿ’—

โœจ Iโ€™ve had the honour of taking part in some wonderful photoshoots this year… ๐Ÿ“ท

๐Ÿƒ The Runaway Bride with Olivia Bossert Photography, featured on Rock My Wedding

๐Ÿƒ Collaborations with The Wedding Crowd

๐Ÿƒ Provence Fine Art Shoot with Hello Sugar Photography, featured on Rock My Wedding

๐Ÿƒ Bohemian spirit with Charly Woodhouse Photography for Perfect Wedding Magazine

๐Ÿƒ Modern fairytale fashion show with LABEL

โœจ Press Features

Featured in Rock My Wedding (3 times, woop!) French Wedding Style, And So To Wed, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Aisle Society, Promo Mag NY, The English Wedding blog, BeauNu Magazine & Perfect Wedding Magazine ๐Ÿƒ

โœจ Wedding season and bridal fittings – another fully booked year creating lots of beautiful gowns for my wonderful brides… here’s some behind the scenes snaps of the cutting, sewing & making at my studio..โœ‚๏ธ

โœจ The best part… Gorgeous real weddings! I LOVE seeing photos from my beautiful real brides rocking their bespoke gowns on their special day… โค๏ธ

โœจ Award winner! The Wedding Industry Awards named me as Best Bridal Designer and Dressmaker for the South East for 2019 (for the second year in a row! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰) – such fantastic news! Iโ€™m so thrilled – huge thanks to each and every one of my wonderful brides who voted for me to win the award! It means the world to me ๐Ÿ˜˜

โœจ New collection designs and lookbook shoot at the New Forest. Inspired by the poem ‘The Peace of Wild Things’ I designed my latest bridal collection this summer -together with my signature relaxed style I’ve included lots of cut away, backless design details, floral appliquรฉ and long sweeping chiffon trains… Really thrilled with my latest lookbook shoot at the New Forest ๐ŸŒฟ (Photography by Charly Woodhouse)

This summer I celebrated my five year anniversary of This Modern Love ๐Ÿ’— … Five years ago I was working in a horrible, corporate HR job and creative work was just a pipe dream… but it all changed when I re-trained at Central Saint Martins & The London College of Fashion & then won Elle Magazine Spotlight Award; it’s been a fun adventure of creativity and textiles ever since! ๐Ÿ›

Running a small business can be a bumpy ride; there is A LOT to do. Every few months life throws a steep learning curve my way, (Class 4 National Insurance Contributions and payment on account anyone?! = a world of pain) but I’m so happy to be doing what I love and feel incredibly lucky to have had so many wonderful opportunities and worked with so many incredible people ๐Ÿ’—read my meet the maker post to read a little about my story behind This Modern Love…


๐ŸŒฟ Very excited about plans for 2019 – Iโ€™m working with lots of gorgeous brides creating their beautiful bespoke gowns next summer – Iโ€™m nearly fully booked for 2019, which is crazy as weโ€™re not even there yet! If youโ€™re a future bride and you haven’t yet booked your fitting date you can view my schedule for the summer to see when I have availability … I’ll be in touch early in the new year to finalise all the dates and to let you know what happens next at your bridal fitting appointment ๐Ÿ’— Hereโ€™s a sneak peak at which designs Modern Love brides have chosen for thier 2019 weddings – SO looking forward to creating these special gowns…

If you’ve booked a viewing appointment in the new year then I look forward to meeting you then! ๐Ÿƒ

โœจ 2019 Goals! โœจ

โœจ Internet fidgey widgery… Iโ€™ve been studying an excellent SEO course with Maddy Shine (SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ or ‘So Exciting Obviously’, depending on your level of interest in such things ๐Ÿ˜‚) so Iโ€™ll be working on some (fairly dull) back end things on my website like improving the site speed and reducing the file size… I LOVE my site and Iโ€™m super proud to have built it myself, but itโ€™s lacking a few techie things so Iโ€™ll be working on improving that when I get the chance.

Wait, I hear you cry, “isn’t THIS ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป your website?! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปThis thing here I’m reading right now?” You’d be forgiven for thinking that, but no, this is just my blog, which isn’t on my website and is no way connected to it. Apparently it’s definitely definitely meant to be and I’ve missed several tricks there. See para above re: internet fidgey widgery. It’s on my list.

๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป THIS is my website, full to the brim with lovely pictures, go on, have a click ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐ŸŒฟ https://www.thismodernlovebridal.com ๐ŸŒฟ

โœจ Back to creative things, Iโ€™m really looking foward to a collaborative fine art styled shoot with Caroline at Gather Styling… hereโ€™s a little moodboard of things to come. Bit minimal, bit fresh, bit lovely. Ooh! Canโ€™t wait.

I’m a big fan of the bridal fine art aesthetic and film photography style, really excited about developing the look of This Modern Love in that direction… I’m working on some new light, delicate, ethereal designs at the moment which I can’t wait to share with you! Follow me on instagram for the latest news & views together with fine art styling inspo ๐Ÿ’• @this_modern_love_bridal

On a personal note this is the LAST YEAR of babyhood before my little girl Eva starts school next September, so aside from the plans above Iโ€™m going to be taking it fairly easy with This Modern Love and not pushing myself too hard with new projects – instead Iโ€™ll be making the most of playdates with friends, trips to the โ€˜Librariumโ€™, hanging out at the beach, the playpark and the penny arcades at the Lido. The important things. They grow up so fast! ๐Ÿ’”

โœจHope you have wonderful celebrations tonight – Happy New Year! โœจ

Anna x

๐Ÿƒ B O T A N I C A L S T Y L I N G ๐Ÿƒ

Just a tiny bit of wedding stationery love today & botanical styling inspo ๐Ÿƒ

Love the simplicity of this invite, as well as the pretty calligraphy ๐Ÿ’• (๐Ÿ“ท image top left via Pinterest) โ €โ €

When I got married there was no Pinterest (can you imagine?) and I was a little uninitiated to the world of weddings, a bit younger than I am now, and a lot more clueless. As well as our very pretty laser cut invites I also sent out a FOUR PAGE guide, (front and back!) with instructions on how to get there, where to park, where to stay, how to breathe and a handy pull out guide on how to walk i.e. place one foot in front of the other with a sort of forward trajectory. Turns out you donโ€™t need to go into that level of detail, just the date, venue and start time will suffice โœจ who knew?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Go and have a riot with bloody brilliant, minimal stationery. Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ’•

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P.s. still got a text from a uni friend on the morning of the wedding asking where it was and when it started. I have no words. ๐Ÿ˜‘

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