Wishing And Hoping By Antonia Pearce

The Luxury Channel’s pick on Net-a-Porter’s Bridal Boutique….

Wishing and Hoping

The Dresses

Alexander McQueen’s Silk Satin-Organza Bridal Gown

Alexander McQueen

This creation displays McQueen’s signature structure and tailoring whilst managing to be both ethereal and modern at the same time. As creative director Sarah Burton designed Kate Middleton’s dress, McQueen is surely the brides’ label of choice.



Lanvin’s Ostrich Feather Trimmed Georgette Gown


Lanvin Blanche’s floor-sweeping georgette dress oozes effortless elegance and simplicity. Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director at Lanvin, knows exactly how to fashion a dress with charm and femininity. Adorned with Swarovski pearls and crystals, the bride who sashays down the aisle wearing this dress will shimmer like a bright young thing straight from the pages of an Evelyn Waugh novel.



Stella McCartney’s Cotton and Silk Appliqué Dress

Stella McCartney

The off-white cotton and silk blend dress is laced with a delicate floral appliqué creating an understated, yet mesmerising look. It’s so successful in harnessing modernity and femininity, that anyone walking down the aisle in this gown couldn’t help but harness the spirit of a young Bridget Bardot.



The Veil

Lanvin’s Organza-appliquéd Tulle Veil


This veil demonstrates Elbaz’s innate ability to understand bridal whims and fancies. The ruffle flowers, highlighted with crystals, are eye-catching but don’t steal the show, and the length means it would look great with a long or a short wedding dress.




Valentino Chantilly Lace Shawl


The old-world glamour of Valentino is perfectly captured in this shawl’s intricate detail and delicate design. It would lend itself perfectly to a strapless or simple bridal gown and after the big day, you could wear it again for any summer evening event.



Temperley London Selena Lace Shrug

Temperley London

A fabulous alternative is the Selena Shrug by Temperley London. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed – even the tiny buttons have each been covered in a layer of ivory satin.




Jimmy Choo Ontario Metallic Suede Multi-Strap Sandals in Pale Gold

Jimmy Choo

These lovingly designed shoes may, at first glance, seem a little high (towering in at five inches!) for an all day affair. However, the Jimmy Choo team know a thing or two about shoe technology and have incorporated a half an inch-high platform and plenty of soft, suede straps for added support.



Giuseppe Zanotti Flower Appliqué Leather Sandals

Guiseppe Zanotti

Measuring in at four and a half inches, these incredible nude leather sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti are both sexy and ultra feminine. The organza roses add a touch of old-world romance to an otherwise modern take on bridal shoes.



The Handbag

Valentino Bow-Embellished Satin Clutch


The beautiful dusky pink satin brings to mind antique tea-roses growing in an untamed English garden, while the oversized bow makes this bag an ultra feminine accessory and perfect for a romantic event.



La Perla’s Vintage Plisse Lace and Satin Push-Up Bra

La Perla

Delicate and feminine, the vintage lace compliments the knife-pleated, gold satin detail to perfection. Wedding day (and night) underwear is as important to get right as the dress!