It all started with a naked cake. Jeanette, good friend and wedding cake maker extraordinaire, had come into Limelight to  display her fabulous cake creations in our window. We were chatting about our upcoming photo shoot at 315. This beautiful wedding venue has just entered another league by adding a spa, landscaped gardens and additional rooms complete with bridal suite to its facilities. Emma, 315’s wonderful wedding planner, had invited us both to shoot at the venue with our very favourite wedding photographer and friend Sarah Brabbin. Jane, the incredibly creative woo ‘b’ woo fairy was to dress 315 with all things beautiful  including flowers for our stunning Limelight bride, family friend and model, Kaye Audsley. We always have an amazing time when we shoot together and we were all set for a day of creativity and photographic fun but Limelight still had an important decision to make…

Jeanette, of course, has to plan well ahead for a photo shoot but we were were still undecided about which of this season’s dresses would most wow the camera (we are always spoilt for choice) Jeanette mentioned she was shooting naked wedding cakes. Many brides now opt for cakes stripped of icing – hence the term naked cake. This brought to mind the hottest look on all the bridal catwalks right now – the trend for wedding dresses to reveal tantalising glimpses of flesh – and we immediately knew which of our dresses to take to the shoot!

Bridal Trends to Tantalise

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 Head turning haute couture wedding dress by Adam Zohar

Reveal Your Most Beautiful Bit

According to Noel Coward’s song in 1934… In olden days a glimpse of stocking, was looked on as something shocking, but now, God knows, Anything Goes and the beauty of the dare to bare wedding dress trend is that you can choose to reveal your favourite bit – or his! This season bridal designers have really gone to town with illusion – lace and buttons appear to simply float on naked backs.

 Stunning back detail will draw the eye down… to the waist…

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then to the hips …

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and finally …the whole length of the body to the train … our amazing Lexie dress by Essence of Australia is the perfect example!

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If you are worried about shocking straight laced Aunties, soften the revealing effect with an intricate cathedral length veil …

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then bare all later when they have had a couple of Sherrys!

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If your favourite bit is your midriff, then slightly parting separates are for you. Mabel by KWH is stunning in its simplicity and an absolute show stopper.

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Sarah’s amazing pictures of Kaye in  Mabel say it all!

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A revealing side panel will lengthen your waist and draw the eye

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as will a plunging neckline carefully designed to create drama with  only a glimpse ff flesh.

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If you love the look, but don’t quite dare to bare, create the illusion with a heavy lace lined in nude  or gold…

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or allow a peep at your feet with a high low hem or …

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exotic foot jewellery

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Have fun with this trend, flirt with it and enjoy the photo opportunities on your wedding day as much as we did – not to mention the scrummy chocolate cake!

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http://www.sarahbrabbin.co.uk

http://www.booootifulcakes.co.uk

http://www.315barandrestaurant.co.uk

http://woobwoo.com/index.html

Sarah, Jeanette, Emma, Jane and the gorgeous Kaye – I cannot recommend these talented ladies highly enough – thank you for another great day girls!

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