Bianca follows bridal fashion religiously - it's her passion. She has helped to style everyone from high-profile, London society brides and celebrities to Persian princesses. She knows where it's at!
Unbridely are thrilled to welcome Bianca Velt-Herron to our ever-growing list of wedding professionals and guest bloggers.
Bianca trained and worked at Harrod's London and is currently the Australian representative and stylist for American label, Jasmine Bridal, and several other international brands (follow on Facebook or Pinterest)
This week Bianca offers us a look at 5 slightly unconventional, but fun bridal styles that allow a bride to express her personality more freely than with a classic princess silhouette: Sequins, Rockabilly, Spanish Senorita, Modern Grecian Goddess and Red Carpet.
We hope you love her take on these Unbridely styles and in particular get some inspiration from Bianca's top styling tips and accessories suggestions!
Look 1 - Sequins
Introducing a sense of celebration with an undeniable shimmer, sequined gowns are a fresh and striking alternative to tulle and lace. In a long, flowing silhouette or a youthful two-piece ensemble, sequins can work for black-tie evening weddings or a relaxed, bohemian garden bash; it's all about the accessories.
Style L184065 This gown would look simply stunning with a flower crown of blush hues - marrying glamour and romance together. Perfect for a rustic winery event or garden wedding in the vein of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Light gold sequin gown with a blouson waist, flattering all shapes.
Style L194007 Do you want a versatile bridal gown? A long, soft tulle waistband that converts to different styles of straps for several different looks over a shimmering silver sequin strapless gown. All the glamour you need with demure, soft tulle to add that 'bridal' look. Choose this colour or mix and match shades to get your desired look. Image is in Silver/Sterling
Style L194006 Sequin high-neck bodice with a soft tulle skirt. Team this complementing two piece gown featured in Light Gold/Sandbar with jewelled thongs for a beach setting or leather jacket for a funky urban wedding, drenched in city lights. Change it around for the reception by adding a shorter skirt or a lace bodysuit for the reception. The options are endless.
Style L194008 A standout gown with the added drama of a side split to show off those heels! The gown would be beautifully complemented with a statement piece of jewellery, head piece, floral hair adornment or corsage. Again, available in an array of shades - platinum, rose gold, soft pinks or ocean blues tones to match to your bridesmaids. The gathered waistline is flattering to any type of figure. Pictured in light gold.
Look 2 - Rockabilly
Fun and flirty Rockabilly styles add a relaxed vibe to your wedding, while still being romantic and sophisticated. Team up with a cute posy of roses or a maybe a funky button bouquet. A great way to show off your favourite pumps with a cocktail or tea-length gown worthy of a twirl or two!
Your fiancé will also love rocking up in a vintage ride - make sure it's a convertible, with an eye catching paint job to get some encouraging toots on the way to your ceremony.
Style E17803 Chantilly lace boatneck gown with sweetheart bodice shining through. An accent waist belt , embellish yourself with your grandma's brooch as your something old. Satin skirt with plenty of floaty tulle underneath. Ivory gown from European Collection.
Style E17808 Tea-length lace tulle gown with off the shoulder collar. This Marilyn Monroe inspired gown is a vision of glamour with an added touch of romance with accents of soft lace in the tulle layers.
Draw attention to your neckline with a statement piece of jewellery or team with a cute, short 1950s faux fur stole.
Shown in ivory from the European Range.
Style E17828 Tulle gown with satin collar, waistband and cuffs. Plumeti tulle illusion neckline over a sweetheart bodice. This gown is the epitome of 1950s couture. Top it off with this sweet matching short plumeti tulle veil.
Available in white or ivory. From the European collection.
Style E16603 A sweet and stunning alternative gown with black and white embroidery (also featured on the back) over lashings of tulle, finished off with a black accent tie. Reminiscent of Roman Holiday, oozing Audrey Hepburn style and grace. This gown is calling out for stunning black pumps with a gorgeous shoe clip to match.
Ivory/black from the European Range.
Style E16633 The perfect ensemble for a casual registry office or slick city affair. Your accessorising options are endless with this sophisticated, yet sensual, style. Sweetheart ruched bodice with optional shoulder straps and slim line knee length pencil skirt. This simple style will lend itself to bold accents. Red lipstick, a gorgeous satin clutch and a birdcage veil to add just a touch of mystery.
Shown in Ivory European range.
Look 3 - Spanish Senorita
Style T192015 Chantilly lace fit and flare gown. With bodice beading and textured tulle for a fuller skirt that would grace any aisle. A beautifully crafted gown with straps that criss-cross at the back. A delicately beautiful wedding gown that exudes class. Crown the gown with a cathedral length veil edged with matching chantilly lace.
Ivory gown, Jasmine Bridal Spring 2017 Collection.
Style T182060 Enchant is this flamenco-style gown for some serious wow factor. Ruffle organza skirt with beaded encrusted, form-fitting bodice of lace with a stunning, sheer low back. All this gown needs is a pair of Swarovski chandelier crystal earrings.
Ivory/Gold Jasmine Fall 2016 couture gown.
Style F191017 Unique Alecon lace in ivory over a vintage-toned lining, this gown is all Spanish romance with it's delicate fabric. Soft organza flare skirt with an extra long train adds movement to the ruffles. Add a bit sparkle with a beaded organza belt.
Belt style 70 beaded organza from Jasmine Bridal
Style F181019 The bead work is the star of this amazing gown. Small delicate flowers worked within the flattering vertical lines on the long fitted bodice finished of with a flare skirt of satin faced organza ruffles. Check out the back as another gorgeous feature with a low drop V, transparent beaded corset style finished of with covered buttons. Gold tones makes the beading work shimmer and shine. All this gown needs are a few hair adornments placed in a loose braid. Jasmine Collection gowns Spring 2016 www.jasminebridal.com
Look 4 - Modern Grecian Goddess
Enchant your beloved by floating down the aisle in a dreamy, Grecian inspired gown. Team up with a golden head piece reminiscent of Olympia (like these by Mimco) or create more delicate lines with cascading, wavy hair accompanied with a bouquet of succulents.
Style T172062 Draped in silk georgette, this whimsical gown boasts a sweetheart neckline with embellished straps that lead to an illusion low back with ornate design. Ivory/Nude Jasmine Bridal.
Style F171064 With dream-like sophistication, this soft ivory A-line chiffon gown features a ruched top with beaded embroidered details carrying into the back - the star of this gown. No accessories or veil needed with a delicate stream of chiffon starting from the waist line to create a train fit for a gracious aisle entrance down the aisle. Jasmine Bridal
Style F171006 Light and airy madelyn silky chiffon drapes beautifully in this A-line gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline and is accentuated with an embroidered and beaded bodice. This simple, yet refined gown is the perfect option for any wedding and has a special little something in the back with a featured transparent bodice. Jasmine Bridal
Style E16608 Strapless sweetheart neckline and featured French embroidered lace perfectly positioned on the bodice cascading down the slimline chiffon skirt. The transparent lace back adorned with chiffon covered buttons making this gown shine from front to back.
Perfect for a demure, inspired wedding.
Ivory Chiffon gown from the European collection Special Day Bridal.
Look 5 - Red Carpet Worthy
Classic and channeling old-school elegance, red carpet inspired bridal gowns are show stoppers perfect for a refined wedding celebration. For these types of gowns, restrained styling is most flattering - simply let the dress do the talking.
T172051 Marrying modesty and daring fashion with it's revealing keyhole back. Fit and flare gown with Chantilly blanket lace over tulle. This decorative neckline would be at home on the Orient Express.
T182058 Dazzling hand-beaded gown with embroidered tulle over a satin sweetheart figure hugging underlay.
This gown evokes images of a 1940s Hollywood starlet.
T182003 Sheer Illusion neck and back with Bollywood vibes worked through the beaded embroidered lace on this fit and flare gown.
T182014 Embodying Marilyn Monroe, this sensational halter neck gown with vertical, hand beaded lines, is sure to flatter any waistline.