Today I am thrilled to share the Touch of Glamour Collection by Qiana Bridal which takes its inspiration from Hollywood starlets and strong vibrant women.
Qiana Bridal has more than two decades of experience from within the bridal industry and leading London Couture houses.
Designer Wendy Peddlesden adores the glamorous dresses of the 1950’s and is truly inspired by famous style icons of the time.
Wendy designs and cuts all the dresses as she believes that the pattern cutter has their own unique hand writing that enables the design to be beautifully and magically transformed into that very special glamorous gown.
The ‘Touch of Glamour’ collection consists of 12 semi couture bridal gowns that have been inspired by stunningly beautiful women such as Ava Gardener, Sophia Loren and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales that have all achieved iconic status, with timeless elegance and grace and this can be seen throughout the new collection.
The Collection offers gorgeous new gowns with a high quality cut and finish that Qiana Bridal has become renowned for together with beautiful satin, lace, silks and soft, chalky pastel coloured tulles and organza.
The new collection has gorgeous, glamorous styling, fitted boned bodices with nipped in waists and full flowing skirts and frothy, flirty petticoats. With elegant embellishments, soft, delicate lace and organza all used to create interesting ‘illusions’.
There are varying length sleeves, detailed backs and delicate necklines all having a timeless yet luxurious modern twist.
Named after actress Ava Gardener this full length bridal gown has a softly shaped drop-waistline with a full flowing skirt anda strapless, sparkle, boned bodice, overlaid with embroidered tulle and a sweetheart neckline.
The full skirt has layers and layers of fine tulle that fall into a long train at the back. The skirt has a large tulle bow at the back on the hipline.
The bodice has an inner laced corset with a button and loop fastening. For a different look this dress also has detachable tulle shoulder straps.
Named after actress Debbie Reynolds, this gorgeous full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt with an organza overlay train.
The soft, silk satin boned bodice has an inner laced corset with button and loop fastening and has a sweetheart neckline. The bodice also has a delicate lace overlay that has a high collar with stunning open back detail along with a softly scooped front waistline and ¾ sleeves.
Named after Lady Diana, Princess of Wales this stunning full length pencil-slim bridal gown is strapless and has a panelledback skirt falling into a small train.
The boned bodice has a shaped waist peplum that rises into a bow detail at the centre front and it has a matching pearl and diamante heart shaped
buckle detail belt that defines the waist.
The bodice and peplum fastens with buttons and loops with an inner laced corset and the skirt has a centre back zip fastening.
Named after actress Elizabeth Taylor this tea-length full skirt bridal gown with matching jacket, is in a delicate and softlypatterned rose blush tulle.
The boned strapless satin ivory bodice matches the ivory underlay of the full skirt and the softly rouched jacket has a ¾ length sleeve which is tied
around the waist with a bow at the side on the front.
The jacket can be removed and a matching belt with a stylish rose with diamante centre can be worn for a different look.
The bodice has an inner laced corset and button and loop fastening.
Named after actress Lana Turner this full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt with an organza overlay and a train.
The strapless, boned, satin bodice has rouched bust detailing with an inner laced corset and button and loop fastening and a matching satin belt.
For another look the bodice has an optional lace and organza shoulder piece that rises to a high neck with satin button and loop fastening at the centre back.
Named after actress Lauren Bacalle, this beautiful full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt and organzaoverlay and a train.
The soft silk, satin boned strapless bodice has a gentle wave neckline and drop-waist seam with a inner laced corset and back button and loop fastening.
The illusion, box shaped jacket in organza has a beautiful lace edging, ¾ length sleeve and satin button and loop fastening at the centre back.
For a different look the jacket can be removed and a pearl belt added to the waist of the dress.
Named after actress Lillian Gish, this full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt and organza overlay and a train.
The strapless boned bodice has a decorative silk organza overlay with a shaped satin band neckline falling into a gentle sweetheart at the centre front with a satin bow.
The bodice has drop-waist and is decorated with a very narrow satin band and it has inner lace d corset and back button and loop fastening.
Named after actress Loretta Young, this full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt and organza overlay and a train.
The soft, silk satin boned bodice has a gorgeous lace overlay that softly finishes with a scoop neckline at thefront falling into a ‘V’ shape at the centre back.
The organza skirt has lace appliqué gently scattered and the bodice has an inner laced corset and button and loop fastening.
Named after actress Lucille Ball, this beautiful full length bridal gown has a full flowing skirt with organza overlay and a train.
The strapless boned bodice has a gentle wave neckline with stunning delicate flower lace overlay that has a high neckline buttoning at the centre back and has a ¾ length sleeve.
The neckline and sleeves are finished with a tiny, delicate lace scallop edging the bodice midriff is in silk and very softly rouched and has an inner laced corset and back button and loop fastening.
Named after actress Marlene Dietrich, this fun, knee length, delicate lace dress has a satin, strapless drop-waist bonedbodice and embroidered lace overlay.
The bodice has a gentle scoop neckline at the front falling into a ‘V’ at the centre back and a small satin bow on the hip-line.
The bodice has a cute little cap sleeve and has an inner laced corset with back button and loop fastening.
The full organza skirt has layers and layers of net petticoats.
Named after actress Mitzi Gaynor, this short, sassy knee length dress in a delicate patterned ivory brocade.
It has a boned bodice with softly rouched front with a satin insert and satin halter neck and has an inner laced corset with back button and loop fastening.
It has a very full skirt with layers and layers of frothy petticoats.
Named after film star Sophia Loren, this full length dress with train has a full flowing skirt and organza overlay.
The soft, silk satin boned bodice has a shaped, dropped waistline and sweetheart neckline with delicate, sequin, embroidered lace
overlay that rises to a high neck collar fastening at the centre back with satin loops and buttons.
The bodice has a ¾ sleeve and has an inner laced corset and button and loop fastening.
Thank you so much to Qiani Bridal for sharing their incredible collection.
Such an eclectic range of gowns that capture the personalities and sass of the incredible women they were named after.
Its hard to choose a favourite as all so pretty but the Elizabeth, Loretta and Marlene stand out for me.
Bridal Gowns: Qiani Bridal
Images: Velvet Storm Photography
Venue: Gildredge Manor
Headdresses: HT Headwear
Make Up: Queen G Make Up
Models: Katie Buckle and Nikki Jones from Spotlight Management