Good morning! Today I’m introducing a wonderful new Marry Me Ink sponsor today – Oh My Honey! I have always been a fan of Louise’s work and I’m very excited to share her dresses with you today!
“I started up the brand Oh My Honey in 2009 with the aspiration to design and sell 1950′s style dresses that had been skilfully handmade in the UK; giving customers the opportunity to have dresses made to their own measurements or even in their own fabrics. The dresses take the classic 1950′s elements, with a twist of modern style, and have been selling all over the world since the label was launched 3 years ago. In 2010 I released an Oh My Honey Couture collection, in 2011 my first wedding dress collection and in 2012 I put together my first Haute Couture collection for Brighton Fashion Week. Oh My Honey is about to launch its new bridal collection for 2013.
“Oh My Honey signature dress is a simple, structured, full circle skirted halterneck dress with a sweetheart neckline. These very popular elements, seen in so many dresses from the 1950s, suit every figure, accentuating the wearer in all the right places! It is available in cotton, satin, prints, tulle, or any fabric you like!
“The 1950’s are a big influence on my designs, but I try not to restrict myself by keeping my designs too authentic to that decade. The 50’s shape and classic elements can all be found in my designs, but I try to mix it up and keep the designs interesting by incorporating modern influences. This could be by using a modern printed fabrics or taking inspiration from contemporary muses.
“I think that the dress style you chose should work with your tattoos, if you want to make the most of your tattoos on the day, then why not show them off, for example the 50’s style tea length dresses are great for showing off inked pins. If you have a lot of tattoos on your upper body and arms I would recommend choosing a dress that was not too fussy on the bodice, beading and ruffles of fabric could look too busy next to your tattoos, you want a dress that compliments your tattoos.
“Most of my wedding dresses I say to allow 6 weeks, however during busy months (Feb – May) it can take up to 8 weeks. Because I am an online business most brides buy a dress from me in a set size, then if any alterations need to be done they will have them done at a tailor local to them, so time should be allowed for this too.”
How fabulous are Louise’s dresses. I’m excited to announce that Oh My Honey will be launching her 2013 wedding collection next week too! (You’ll see them all over four different wedding blogs next week, including Marry Me Ink!)
“The Oh My Honey Bridal collection 2013 consists of 9 beautifully handmade wedding gowns full of vintage character. The dresses all capture the classic 1950’s elegance with an Oh My Honey touch, incorporating silks, chiffon, feathers, lace, silver beading and frothy petticoats to create an effortlessly feminine bridal look. ”
To celebrate the launch of the new wedding dress collection, Oh My Honey is having a party! The night takes place at the Fun Fair Club in Brighton, on Thursday November 22nd (NEXT WEEK!) and is exclusively invite only with a majority of the guests being wedding industry experts and brides to be. If you would like to attend the event and be one of the first to see the new bridal collection then please email info@ohmyhoney to be added to the guestlist.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled next week for Oh My Honey Week!