Oh how the Love Sussex Weddings team whooped when an invite to Brighton wedding dress designer, Louise O’Mahony (aka Oh My Honey)’s new collection launch party landed in the inbox!
Oh My Honey started in 2009 and ever since has been a favourite amongst vintage-loving brides both throughout the UK and internationally, who want a dress with a fun, modern twist.
Needless to say we were very excited. Fast forward a few weeks later to last night when we got ourselves all glammed up for an evening of 50’s inspired wedding dress fun at stunning venue One Church Brighton, all decked up by House of Hud.
The room was a vision of quirky, cool and nostalgic touches (just like the Oh My Honey dresses, themselves!) with light up candyfloss from the Candy Queens (amazing, right?), gif-creating photo booth madness thanks to Photobot.Co and delicious fizz from The Old Tree Brewery, it was like being in a pretty dream!
After consuming all the candyfloss we possibly could and getting our best photo booth poses on, with fabulous Sussex wedding suppliers and brides-to-be, it was time to take our seats and for the show to begin…
And OH MY was it a pretty catwalk. One by one, the twelve models rocking individual, beautiful UK-made wedding dresses took to the catwalk amid oohs and aahs from everyone in the audience. Just as we thought we’d found a favourite, another dress appeared and we fell in love all over again.
The vintage-inspired collection consists of lace, raw silk, duchesse satin and organza designs, created using couture techniques and wow-oh-wow intricate details such as gold sequins, beads, embroidered polka dots, glitter spots, white feathers, appliqué, laser cut flowers, delicate lace and pink ombre tulle. Combine all this with Oh My Honey’s use of the super-flattering 50’s style shape and you have wearable wedding dresses of your dreams. The only problem is picking just one!
“I designed these dresses for the fun-loving bride, those who want to wear something unique to represent their personality,” designer Louise O’Mahony says. “They take a strong influence from the 1950’s classic styles, whilst also being exceptionally flattering on today’s figure. I wanted to create wedding dresses that make a bride feel beautiful, whilst allowing them to project their own unique character.”
Dresses can be made to suit each bride’s requirement – be it if you fancy a different length, fabric or fancy switching colours! A made to measure service is also available on most dresses, with prices ranging from £350 – £990.