The Houghton bride is so outrageously irreverent that one can't help but love her.

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She's the kind of bride-to-be who would sleep in a little too late on her wedding day and pull the last curler out of her hair second before heading down the aisle, all with a crowd-pleasing smile on her face; her calm and cool approach a mirror opposite to the frenzy of her panicked bridesmaids fussing around her.

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Truth is, we'd love to be her. Not least because we'd love to wear one (read: all) of Katharine Polk's designs.

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Polk's aesthetic is simply sexy; it is tailored and impeccable, but never over-worked or fussy. Polk described this season's bride as SJP meets Katharine Hepburn.

Grouped into five different sections, (some more SJP than Hepburn) each focused on a specific design element. Ruffles and layers juxtaposed the simplicity of a sexy pencil skirt or traditional silhouette with the drama of bell sleeves, shoulder capes and caplet sleeves. A touch of blue (as you'd expect) brings a pretty 'something blue' to the table while Swarovski crystals add never-before-seen sparkle to the Houghton bridal scene.

Overall it is totally indulgent and seems to have no commercial reverence whatsoever. But then again, that is all part of its charm. 

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