Ladies, this afternoon, I'd like to turn your attention to the matter of bridesmaids dresses – burgundy bridesmaids dresses to be precise.   Did you know, our sponsor Miss Bush Bridalwear – the best wedding boutique in Surrey and for miles around it, has just launched a brand new online venture called 'Little Miss Bush', dedicated solely to bridesmaids dresses. And we think it's rather brilliant!

Here's Little Miss Bush founder Emma Meek to tell us more. I think you might well be interested in what she has to say…

"Little Miss Bush was launched at the end of February to give a platform for fashion and bridesmaids to meet. The blog is very much in its infancy and is run by Cathie Farthing a fashion marketing student at the Fashion Retail Academy in London and Tegan Buxton, manager of the bridesmaids room at Miss Bush."

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Eddie Judd

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

"Little Miss Bush will feature dresses we stock mixed with high street and high
end fashion. I am keen to receive submissions from photographers or
bloggers that have amazing bridesmaids images that will inspire brides
to be. The team will also be organising shoots, ‘how to’ features, mood
boards, and I shall be adding the odd discussion post with a touch of
controversy…"

Controversy? Not like you Miss Bush!

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture 

"Recently, and somewhat cheekily,  the Little Miss Bush girls and I piggy-backed a photo-shoot at the Bride & Glory master class at Fetcham Park.

The reasons?   Firstly, the event was between Valentine’s day & Mother’s Day so Gayle (of Bloomingayles) said we couldn’t have any pink, red or white flowers as the market price for they soar in price at that time of year.  Instead, Gayle suggested blue, burgundy and purple.

Hmm…."

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture 

 "After I stopped mimicking a cat with a fur ball, we got together an emergency mood board on Pinterest to gather some ideas and inspiration.

And I started to see the light! Also Grazia and various other fash’ mags have been touting the plum pout of late too,  so who better than Carolanne Armstrong to deliver mesmerising merlot mouths you see here? Beautiful aren't they?"

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

"The girls all rocked their own individual hair flowers – each matched to
highlight the girls look and personality. It was intriguing to see how
some blooms just ‘worked’ on each girl – whilst I don’t want to add to
the stress of bridesmaids styling a uniform flower headpiece is
sometimes just not right!

Ellie above wears silver/lilac roses and a Polly Edwards (available at Miss Bush Bridalwear) band.  Jade below right has orchids in her hair…" 

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

"Amy blow wears anemones in her hair – ask your Florist about creating some floral headpieces in a similar style to match each bridesmaid's personality."

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

"The aim of this mini photo-shoot that we are sharing with Love My Dress readers today was to work wonders with a colour that had become rather tired in traditional bridesmaids usage and create a fashion moment.   I also wanted to show how contrasting looks can reflect the different personalities of the bridesmaids and yet they still work beautifully together as a glam squad."

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

"We also experimented with some gowns on our flowergirls in preparation for a big photoshoot we're working on.  Our little ladies are  Minnie and Poppie, and they are wearing Nicki Macfarlane flowergirl dresses.  Nicki Macfarlane is available to purchase from Miss Bush Bridalwear.

Minnie wears pale green silk ‘Harriet’ from £230 and Poppy wears pale pink silk Mathilda from £230."

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

Little Miss Bush burgundy bridesmaid dresses by JLM Couture

You can visit the Little Miss Bush blog here.  And Emma Meek can also be found at the helm over at Miss Bush Bridalwear too.

Well ladies, what say you? Do we have any lovers of
burgundy/plum/claret/whatever you want to call it reading this right
now? I'm rather adoring the shade, I have to say and have suddenly
realised I actually own a considerable number of items in this very hue -
and I love them!

Have a lovely afternoon,

Annabel

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Credits
 
Photography – Eddie Judd
Location – Fetcham Park
Dresses – JLM Couture & Twobirds at Miss Bush Bridalwear
Hair Sharon Roberts – Wonderful Wedding Hair
Make Up – Carolanne Armstrong
Flowers – Bloomingayles
Concept/Styling – Miss Bush Bridal + Little Miss Bush

 

Dress Credits (all available via Miss Bush Bridal)

Jim Hjelm Occasions Style 5177 in Merlot Luminescent Chiffon £260
Jim Hjelm ccasions Style 5228 in Merlot Luminescent Chiffon £260
Alvina Valenta Style 9272 in Merlot Luminescent Chiffon £275
Noir by Lazaro Style 3234 in Violet Chiffon £315
Jim Hjelm Occasions Style 5281 in Merlot Luminescent Chiffon £250
Twobirds Long ballgown with bandeau in Aubergine £250 + £25

Leave a Comment!
  • http://www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk Emma Meek at Miss Bush

    Thanks for featuring our new baby blog & thanks for being so encouraging and supportive! Cathie & Tegan have masses of talent and style & I hope this will give them confidence to inspire brides & bridesmaids into more diverse looks x

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk/ Michelle – Pocketful of Dreams

    This shade is visually stunning. Great work Miss Bush and the Bush-lettes. xx

  • http://www.lowergrenofen.co.uk Nicola

    Oh my goodness this shade is GORGEOUS! And I am a complete convert to the plum pout. It’s great to have the pale lips next to the plum in the pics. If you’d asked me beforehand I would definitely have said pale would be my choice, but no! I see the plum and I LOVE it! It adds a real edge of sophistication and I love the flowers, also very sophisticated and very un-crown like. Now I love a flower crown but these have that modern edge to them which just goes beautifully with the dress and lip colour – great styling!
    Off to share…

  • adi

    I love these deep red/purpley colours, they photograph so well and there’s a shade to suit every skin tone. My only issue is the naming of said colours – it’s so confusing! The dresses I’ve got for my bridesmaids are a pain in the bum to describe, the online description says plum but that’s not right at all, the woman at the till came up with cherry but then people tend to think that they’re bright red which they’re not. I’m going with merlot. Mostly because I love red wine!

  • http://goldenappledesigns.co.uk Leah, Golden Apple

    Such gorgeous images from a super talented bunch!

  • Amy Everpean

    I love the little flower girls dresses in this post! I recently bought some similar to them from http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/little-girl-dresses, and totally love them!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    For the record, I love burgundy and LOVE how it’s been styled here. I especially love the makeup and hair and those flowers in the models hair are just beautiful.
    Great, great work team Little Miss Bush!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Here here Adi!! Merlot sounds good to me ;) X

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    My pleasure Emma, it’s a super idea, and I think it’s going to be a big success!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Those flowers in their hair… so pretty! It’s *all* so pretty!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Hoorah! And result for team Little Miss Bush! ;)
    Thank you Nicola xXx

  • http://www.bestweddingvenuesessex.co.uk/ Lucy Sans

    I love the colors. The hairdos and make ups all gorgeous. Very beautiful bridesmaids and the two little girls very pretty and cute.

  • http://www.weddingdressesmall.co.uk/ bridaldressuk

    Wow, how beautiful these bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses are.

  • http://www.bigindianwedding.com/Company/Bangalore/Central-Bangalore/MG-Road/Bridal-Fashions/Lehengas-and-Sarees/Neerus/381/ Neerus Bangalore

    Nice Post….Beautiful collection of bridesmaid dresses. All are amazing. Great job keep it up!

  • monique

    I love these colours, absolutely beautiful! But then I’m slightly biased, I get married on thursday and my 2 older bridesmaids are in a plum colour while the younger one is in nude pink! Xx

  • http://www.dressmebridal.co.uk/ saniya

    The choice of your color combination is too good.burgundy color is looking too cool and nice as comparison to others.
    thanks..