If you’re a daring bride, looking for something completely unique, then boy-oh-boy do we have a treat in store for you today! Here at Festival Brides we’re long-time admirers of bridal designer, Petite Lumiere. With her incredible, groundbreaking collections, it’s no wonder Petite Lumiere has been making brides happy across the globe, from Canada to Europe, to Australia!
So we’ve been catching up with Anna, and not only is she here showcasing one of her brand new collections for 2016, PURE, but she’s also most generously offering our readers 15% off all wedding purchases from her website, simply quote the code FESTIVAL offer ends 11th March 2016.
Without any further ado, be prepared to swoon, to be wowed and to coo like you’ve never cooed before; let’s talk PURE…
Tell us a little about yourself, it’s been a while, I’m sure some of our newly engaged brides would love to meet you!
As far back as I can remember I’ve always been drawing and painting, being raised in a family where everybody works with their hands.
I was especially inspired by my mother, who sewed and knitted unique and beautiful things, and I got from her my meticulous attention to detail.
I especially love to embroider with pearls and beads, using the total-look approach, so that the dresses and bridal accessories look like one complete composition, complementing each other.
How was 2015 for you? What’s new with Petite Lumiere?
2015 was quite an amazing year, as I’ve had an opportunity to work with most wonderful brides around the globe.
It was also a very creative year. Inspired by my lovely customers, I’ve designed two new collections for 2016: the “Music Room” and “PURE”.
What was your 2015 anthem, the one song you fell in love with for the year?
2015 was all about rediscovering the classics. Janis Joplin definitely was my fave, particularly “As good as you’ve been to this world”.
So tell us more about the new collection, what was the inspiration?
For the “PURE” collection I’ve drawn inspiration from the sophisticated geometric silhouettes of the late Sixties as well as the daring, feminine and boho chic looks of the Seventies.
Special attention was given to developing cuts which will be comfortable to wear yet glamorous and flattering on women of all different shapes. I achieved this by using A-shaped silhouettes, high waisted designs and gorgeous plunging backs for a touch of drama.
I love designing with longevity in mind, so some of the designs are ‘2 in 1’ convertible, enabling the brides to change the look from day to night, and even to recycle the pieces by wearing them on their honeymoon.
If you could choose three words to describe the collection, what would they be?
Daring, sophisticated and chic.
Tell us about the fabrics you chose for this line…
This line is all about ethereal, comfortable to wear fabrics- silk chiffon, silk satin, crepe and oh-so gorgeous guipure and Venice lace elements
Do you have a personal favourite piece from the new collection?
My favourite design would be Veruschka, for the daring modern bride who’s looking to create an utterly stylish and ‘smart’ day-to-night look.
What are Brides saying about Petite Lumiere?
Everything was perfect from start to finish! Excellent communication with seller – immediate response and very fast delivery. The dress was gorgeous, perfect fit, beautifully made, with the highest quality materials! Thank you so much, Anna! – JASNA
WOW oh WOW! This is so beautifully made. Extremely delicate and ethereal and lovely. SO incredibly BREATH-TAKING in person! I will be proud and honoured to wear such an exquisite piece for my wedding day. – CLAUDIA
I have never seen more beautiful, classic but unique, and luxurious hair jewellery. This headpiece is beyond gorgeous, and Anna was quick to respond and impeccable to work with in creating the custom jewellery for my wedding. Thank you so much Anna! – LAURA
We’re just dumfounded (in a totally awesome way!) by the PURE collection! So bold, so adventurous, yet so elegant and timeless at the same time.
Peace + Love