Thursday November 1 2012.


You are all style savvy brides but every now and again I like to show you the work of some exciting independent designers.  This week on Thursday Threads I wanted to share Rowanjoy Bridal, a new line from an Edinburgh based designer Rowan McIntosh.  Famed for her feminine and eclectic style the new bridal pieces continue Rowan’s chosen design aesthetic.  Seeking inspiration from previous decades but adding playful, modern details I know you’ll like what you see.

rowanjoy bridal


This Lucille dress is my favourite from the collection, you know I’m a fan of embroidered and beaded tulle.  The Clara design below also plays with a vintage shape, this time the 1920s with a draped crossover skirt.

rowanjoy bridal clara


The Rowanjoy Wedding dress is strictly made to measure.  Quite amazing given the dresses are all under £1000.  Brides will have 2-3 fittings over a period of at least 4 months to ensure an exact and comfortable fit.  An exact fit is particularly key if you want to wear a strapless style Wedding dress like the Greta below.  Gapping or uncomfortably squished breasts are to be avoided at all costs!

greta wedding dress rowanjoy


Another fitted dress from the collection and another of my faves is this 1950’s short gown called Flora.  Lovely Flora features a blush pink full underskirt covered with organza and a beaded waistband.

rowanjoy bridal flora


A departure from fitted styles the Ella channels a 1940’s soft silhouette with scalloped chantilly lace and silver satin detailing.

ella wedding dress rowanjoy


Find out more about Rowanjoy Bridal, the collection, bespoke options and bridesmaid dresses at: