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The Sensational, sparkly, frilly, everything you want it to be, 2021 bridal collection from Bowen Dryden

The sensational, sparkly, frilly, everything you want it to be, 2021 bridal collection from Bowen Dryden

It’s sparkly, it’s frilly, it’s sexy, it’s divine – it’s EVERYTHING you want it to be

The Poem 2021 Collection from Bowen Dryden is everything you want it to be and more. Sharon Bowen Dryden ticks the boxes we didn’t even know we needed with sexy silhouettes and ‘hit the dancefloor’ vibes.

Beach babes will love mid-riff cuts and low back plunges while sophisticats will purr at figure hugging lines, beautiful sleeve detailing and drama inducing capes.

For the boho gal, it’s right back to nature with pretty broderie anglaise dresses, ribbons, frills and bows. And if team BD say we can put flowers in our shoes then who the hell are we to argue?

If ‘princess’ is your thing, dream bigger. Demand to be queen in head-to-toe sparkles. There’s nothing demure about these frocks so get ready to own the room.

Biodegradable in every way means the planet will adore you. So too will your sweetheart when you ‘shimmy, sashay, sparkle’ (not necessarily in that order) your moment down the aisle. Pick the perfect sounds to make your entrance BIG on wow.

We caught up with Rohiny at team Bowen Dryden to tell you more about this scintillating collection.

Add some sparkles

“Are you on the fence about wearing a traditional wedding gown? Are you in team red carpet or after Hollywood glam? Look no further than sparkly wedding dresses from Bowen Dryden to inspire you to push the boat out.

At Bowen-Dryden we are obsessed with all things glitter to add that much needed happiness on your special day.  We love a great back on a dress and each dazzling detail is designed to catch your eye.”

three brides in sparkly wedding dresses

It’s not for the shy and retiring, but if you relish the idea of being centre of attention, it could be the one.

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Broderie white dresses

“If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of island hopping in a far-flung destination or selecting a charming waterfront property to host your nuptials, these Broderie Anglaise dresses from Bowen Dryden’s ‘Poem – White’ collection are the perfect calling.

Breeze-catching, diaphanous fabrics are a must and will also work to stave off the inevitable heat of the day. Relaxed silhouettes, off-the-shoulder styles and backless wonders will feel just right in a sandy setting.”

“Aware of the current climate and conscious of the environmental impact of fashion manufacturing, Bowen Dryden has cultivated a collection that not only considers the creation of a garment but also the sustainability and untimely disposal of these garments will have on the planet”

Make way for ‘not so fast fashion’

“This topic is fortunately at the forefront of Millennial and Gen X brides’ minds. They think about the future of the planet. Bowen Dryden have spent over 24 months working on this forward-thinking project; from the initial research stages to gaining knowledge and sourcing organic cotton fabrics from ethically grown crops without pesticides, to ensuring every part of the garment is bio-degradable.”

“Conscientiously designing these sustainable garments so that they can easily be worn again, even the buttons are ingeniously manufactured in cotton. The garment label is embroidered and the swing tags are recycled seedling paper tied with hessian.”

“All materials used are fully compostable. The style of the collection is barefoot relaxed 1980’s vibe, with hippie chic frills and flounces on soft unstructured robes and mix ‘n’ match co-ords. Billowing tiered dresses, coatdresses, hot pants, palazzos and bikinis in pure white shifle cotton makes this fresh, bright and clean collection perfect for summer weddings right through to the honeymoon.”

Customise your look, define your style

Bowen Dryden always likes to provide options for an individual touch, offering distinct floral and fauna embroideries using natural cotton threads in tone on tone or beautifully shaded with vegetable dyes. The whole garment can be colour customised by using ombre, tie dye or full colour dying techniques if the bride wishes. Personal messages and symbols can be added outside or inside the dress, or on cool accessories such as bags, shoes and veils enabling you to write your own story.

More about the brand

“The Bowen Dryden studio has for 15 years been sewing, embroidering and dying all under one roof in an effort to keep a small carbon footprint. The studio has a fully qualified, multi-cultural workforce and this year will be introducing an apprenticeship programme working alongside the charity WONDER foundation, empowering women in developing countries into the fashion workplace. We pride ourselves on our working environment in South Delhi.

The ‘Poem’ collection, in a nutshell, is gorgeous design, flattering shapes, organically sourced,
naturally dyed, ethically made and biodegradable.”


Video: @hushabyefilms
Outfits: @bowendryden
Planner/organiser: @mrs_t_weddings @hannah_ockenden
Planning assistant: @m.fioreevents
Models: @asweetrohmance @amelia_hamer @laurahawkess
Hair and makeup: @flashkatemua @cambridgemakeupartist
Earrings: @victorialouiseaccessories
Hats and veils: @rebeccaannedesigns
Photographer: Rossana Novella
Florist: @hardingandbloom
Location: @barringtonhallcambridge