From picking the right venue and catering, to locking in the exact guests to invite, there are so many details that require thorough planning before saying “I do”. One of the most difficult decisions for many brides? Choosing a dress. Not to mention the complexities of dressing an entire bridal party.
Enter Bec & Bridge. The Sydney-based label is about to launch its third wedding collection dedicated to brides and bridesmaids. It features nine flattering silhouettes.
“The wedding collections seemed like a natural progression for the brand,” says Bec Cooper, co-designer at Bec & Bridge. “Many dresses from our main collections were already being used [by] bridesmaids and even [as] wedding dresses so we thought having styles available consistently, instead of seasonally, made sense.”
Each dress comes in a range of colours that have proven popular with people looking to dress their bridal parties. You can expect different fabrics, too.
“We’ve used a combination of silks, sustainable washed satins as well as heavier bonded crepe fabrications to meet each person's tastes and body shape,” Cooper says. “Plus, the wedding edit collection is 100 percent Australian-made, something we feel so passionately about here at Bec & Bridge.”
Styles are minimalist and considered, designed to flatter an array of body shapes. Think V-necklines, thigh-high splits and long sleeves, all the hallmarks of the Bec & Bridge label. One of the most popular silhouettes? The classic cowl-neck, which has made a comeback in the third wedding edit.
The new collection will be available online from October 1, which coincides with the relaunch of the label’s wedding suite in Waterloo, which allows brides and bridesmaids to book a private appointment together with a stylist.
“We opened a wedding suite because we noticed a lot of bridesmaids coming to our stores to buy bridesmaid dresses,” says Cooper. “Many had large bridal parties and finding enough styles and size range in our boutiques was tricky. We wanted to make it easier for bridesmaids to find their dress and also create a beautiful experience at the same time.”
The Bec + Bridge wedding suite is by appointment only, located at 2B Powell Street, Waterloo. in Sydney. Bookings can be made via the Bec + Bridge website.