Shakespeare in Love Bridal Gown Collection ~ Chanticleer Brides

Today I am thrilled to share the exquisite Shakespeare in Love Bridal Gown Collection from Chanticleer Brides.

The collection was shot on location at Woodchester Mansion, an 18th centrury Gothic masterpiece that was abandoned mid construction in 1873.

Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world, and was the perfect setting for the shot.

Images were captured by Tasha at Ikonworks Photography.


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Chanticleer is a British brand of designed and handcrafted wedding gowns created by designer and proprietor,

Tracey Salt and her highly skilled team of resident seamstresses, who have over 60 years experience between them.

Their dresses are recognized for their elegance, luxury and simplicity using opulent handpicked silks and laces.




‘The Shakespeare in Love collection encapsulates the beauty and fragility of a love story from a bygone era.

Style icons include Shakespeare’s ‘Juliet’ and ‘Ophelia’ both strong passionate woman.

Textured fabrics include a mixture of pearls, soft whimsical organzas, vintage encrusted sparkly laces and embellished tulles.



Adriana is a stunning corseted low back bodice with pearl and sequin lace overlay, V-neckline, low scoop back and capped sleeves onto a full organza dreamy circle cut skirt.


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Calpurnia is a classic drop waisted gown encrusted with heavy embellished tulle, sweetheart neckline that balances the illusion V back onto a soft draping tulle skirt.




Elenor & Nell

For the bride who couldn’t decide,  Elenor & Nell is a soft high neck tulle dress with sweetheart neckline, illusion tulle keyhole back flows onto a delicate lace column skirt.

Added to this detachable soft tulle over skirt with detailed embellished satin belt. Option to purchase as separates.


Elenor & Nell,



Emilia is a romantic traditional A-line gown features a stunning 3D floral organza skirt with duchess satin belt tied into a cute bow back.





Imogen is a delicate low backed lace gown with sweetheart neckline in antique lace.

The softness of the antique rose lace encapsulates the overall outline of the gentle flowing fishtail skirt.





Isabella’s subtle pink prettiness is translated onto this sculpted sweetheart A-line gown.

Featuring an opulent pale pink tone of silk organza, with delicate lace overlay. Small embellished belt sits on waist.




Lady Monatgue

The graceful Lady Montague features a sequin lace bodice with bateau neckline and full length lace sleeves.

A sweetheart corset flows onto a soft organza A-line skirt.

The lace and sequin flower belt adds a touch of sophistication to the overall gown and nips in the waist.






Lavinia’s stunning lace and tulle bateau neckline is the definition of sophistication.

Pearl and lace bodice cascades over a soft bridal chiffon skirt. Featuring illusion back with button detail.





Moonlight is a sparkly ombre effect gown, perfect to add a little bit of glitz to your special day.

Featuring a soft A-line tuelle skirt, full button back and sweeping train.





The sassy Nerissa features a dramatic lace shadow train that forms this structured lace fishtail dress.

A low sweetheart neckline complements the low v back with delicate lace straps and buttons.





Octavia is a stunning high waist A-line satin gown with soft lace bodice and cap sleeves.

The V-neckline adds a little drama to the overall softness of the dress and pleated waist detail nips the waist in magically.





Ophelia is a simply classic silk crepe boat necked gown with elegant lace sleeves and satin waist detail, gently flowing onto soft draped silk crepe skirt.





Classic and elegant, Perdita consists of a deep V neck bodice covered in sequin embellished lace, pleated satin waist fanning out into a sweeping back train.





Gorgeous Portia has a gentle softness to her shape.

Off the shoulder floral neckline and an organza bow belt sits beautifully over the soft A-line skirt featuring our floral raised organza.





Regan is a simply stylish off the shoulder classic silk crepe dress featuring a ‘vintage’ style satin roll cuff.





The show stopper, Rosalind has a corseted bodice with illusion neckline, encrusted embellished tulle overlay cascading down a soft flowing bridal tulle skirt with sweeping train.





Silvia has a corseted sweetheart necklined bodice, overlayed with lace to create a delicate halter neck.

Bouncy knee length full lace and satin skirt finished with a cute satin bow.





Ursulla is a romantic high neck gown with fluted tulle sleeve decorated with sequin and diamante floral motifs on shoulder.

The floral tulle gives an illusion brocade feel to the soft A-line skirt.




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Shoot Credits

Designer: Tracey Middleton-Salt – Chanticleer Brides

Photography: Ikonworks

Make Up: Eye Candy

Hair: Cream & Eye Candy

Venue: Woodchester Mansion

Flowers: Ellie McCombie

Shoot Co-Ordinator: Kate Burreddu

Models: Sophie Waldron & Rachel Hetherington


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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