What up gorgeous brides to be!

I have got a treat for you this morning: we’re privileged enough to say we’re doing the big reveal on an incredible, original collection by 27 Dresses Designs, from across the pond!

Before we delve into the beautiful depths of her new bohemian collection, 27 Dresses Designs have so generously offered all you lovely Festival Brides readers a 20% discount! I know, right?! So sweet! Simply quote ‘FB2015’ at the checkout in her Etsy shop to get your discount. Happy shopping!

Now, I won’t hold you back any longer, let’s talk about this stunning designer and her out of the box thinking!

Free-spirited brides… Meet a free-spirited designer!

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A Love for Vintage and the Bohemian

27 Dresses Designs was started in August of 2012 by Christina Mays after a friend asked her to design her bridal headpiece and something for her bridesmaids.

After attending the wedding and seeing her work strut down the aisle, Christina knew she was meant for this, and started offering her services to local brides.  A short while later, she opened her Etsy shop.  At first, she posted a few pieces for every style of wedding, using the film 27 Dresses for ideas (hence the name), but soon after realised she had a true love in vintage and bohemian inspired looks.

Offering custom work has also proved to be a crowd pleaser:

“Christina customised this piece for me to use as a belt for my wedding (which was something nobody else was able to do for me!).  She was very attentive to detail and communicated other options to make the piece look exactly as I wanted it.  The final product and the unique, vintage, and romantic look of this piece is perfect for my all lace wedding gown.  This is a beautiful product and a wonderful shop!”  

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The 2015 Collection

The 27 Dresses Designs 2015 Collection includes 3 unique gowns, 5 headpieces, and 4 miscellaneous bridal accessories.  With this collection, Christina has strived to create by thinking organically and originally, getting out and about and being inspired by her surroundings.  The result? Designs such as the tulle headband with detachable flower, pin on ruffle straps, and lace armbands; perfectly flexible, and oh-so-boho!

All items from this collection are handmade with love in Christina’s home studio in her artsy hometown of Chesterton, Indiana. Being chock full of musicians, artists, and antique shops, Chesterton has become the heartbeat of her inspiration and pushes her to keep thinking outside of the box.

Please visit www.27dressesdesigns.com for more information on Christina and her other designs.

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And the line up looks a little something like this:

Gowns, Accessories, and Headpieces: 27 Dresses Designs

Photography: Mel Klemz Photography

Photo Shoot Styling: AKM Events

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Pros

Florals: Lake Effect Florals

Model: Raven Bond

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…Just incredible aren’t they?! Those lace straps are sure to transform any dress into a perfect little gypsy number. We LOVE.

Thanks so much to Christina for allowing us to exhibit her new collection – we’re totally besotted – get your orders in gals!

Peace + Love,

Clare X

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Wedding beauty on its way!