Under twinkling fairy lights in the cherry tree garden of Laduree Soho, Monique Lhuillier presented her carefree bridal collection of ethereal, lingerie-inspired gowns.
'I wanted to capture the feeling of being madly in love and someone who feels pure bliss,' says Lhullier. 'My Spring 2017 bridal collection is inspired by a woman running through a garden.'
Models wearing whimsical floral or crystal crowns floated down the catwalk in gowns with Lhullier's signature deep necklines and fairytale-like embellishment. But for Spring Lhullier has exercised a more delicate touch.
Pretty silk slips were given a bridal upgrade with delicate embellishment, corset bodices and cascading tulle skirts. Lace and tulle dresses in delicious macaron colours of rose and caramel were accentuated with 3D fuchsia blooms and hand painted florals.
'My hero dress? The modern nude lace midi,' says Brides fashion director Bryony Toogood.