Today, I am delighted to be sharing with you a selection of images from a bride that many of you will know. The lady in question is busy, busy, busy - she’s not only a professional actress and singer, but also offers holistic therapy and coaching. Phew! And if that wasn’t enough, she writes a wedding blog for all British Brides-to-be with a special emphasis on Black brides-to-be. Yes, I’m talking about Nova of Nu Bride – many of you will be followers of her blog and on social networks such as Twitter (@nu_bride) and like me, loved reading about Nova’s experiences in the run up to her wedding day as well as the informational blog posts.
I had the pleasure of meeting Nova at the White Gallery (www.whitegallery.com) in London last year, indeed one of my gowns from the current 2013 collection was named after Nova’s mum, Avril! I was therefore delighted to find out that Nova had already chosen to wear a Madeline Isaac-James gown upon a visit to one of our stockists - very fitting as it turns out given Nova’s acting roots, as the gown is called Titania – after William Shakespeare’s Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Nova’s wedding was in early November last year, so it wasn’t quite a ‘Midsummer’ event, however, in keeping with this Shakespeare theme, we’re calling this A Winter’s (Fairy) Tale! Nova says “It was showtime on the 3rd November, a beautiful autumn crisp sunny day…..it was a truly magical day full of nerves, tears, joy, naseau and overwhelming giddy excitement….and I got my happily ever after…”
We’re delighted to share some of the images from Nova’s wedding day on our blog today – her wedding looked amazing, and of course, she looked simply stunning in her beautiful Madeline Isaac-James ‘Titania’ gown!
We love the simplicity of a single red rose in Nova’s hair, which is swept elegantly to one side.
We have to say we think Nova looks exceptionally calm getting ready for the wedding ceremony – and her bridesmaid is doing a great job making sure the corset back of the gown is perfectly tied!
We all LOVE the image below of Nova walking down the aisle to meet her handsome groom! Her photographer at JK Photography (www.jk-photography.net) has captured the emotion in Nova’s face perfectly!
The ‘Titania’ gown is a fabulous silk shantung gown with a beautiful Guipure lace over, with the ‘leaves’ on the lace ‘falling away’ from the bodice down the full length of the dress. This is also quite an unusual design as the train of the gown is beautifully pleated – creating a real feature of the back. Nova has teamed up the Titania gown with a fabulous full length veil – stunning!
Nova continues: “Thank you very much for being part of my wonderful journey. I have grown so fond of the wedding industry and Nu Bride is still growing, so I hope to continue in it in some way. Natalie – you make fairytales come true. I never thought I could be a princess until my actual wedding day and my dress transformed the way I feel about myself. I am in awe of what you do and for how you make brides feel. Thank you being part of my happily ever after!” Thank-you Nova for such lovely words – the pleasure was truly ours – and thank-you for choosing to wear a Madeline Isaac-James gown (and wearing it so beautifully!)
The final image we’re sharing today is from the first dance - how truly romantic and lovely is this? If you want to read more about Nova’s wedding journey as well as interesting news and hot tips, make sure you read her blog at http://nubride.wordpress.com/. So all that remains for this post is to say congratulations again to Mr & Mrs Nu Bride – we have been honoured to be a small part of your big day – and thank-you for sharing these images with us!
Photography: JK Photography. www.jk-photography.net