Alan Hannah: A New Look For Bridal Gowns
When it comes to bridal fashion, many brides are looking for something different – and this is what brings them to Alan Hannah. The designer is found in an array of bridal stores and is known for producing out-of-the-ordinary designs.
The colours can vary from white to pale cream to pink. This allows brides to get the white bridal gown that they have always dreamed of or choose something a little less traditional to stand out from the crowd.
The length of the dresses can vary as well. While most of the dresses are a full length, there are some above the knee dresses as well. This makes it easy for a bride to go from walking down the aisle to dancing at her reception without having to disappear for a wardrobe change. Necklines are most commonly strapless, but the style of the dress can be anything from A-line to Mermaid to Ball Gown. This lets brides have exactly what they want for their wedding day.
Fringe, pleating, and decorative jewels are used throughout the Alan Hannah collections to offer something unique. There are even unusual cuts that include a single strap or an above the knee dress with a floor-length train in the back. Brides love the creativity that is offered because they can find a beautiful dress that sits somewhere between traditional and modern.
Alan Hannah is one of the top UK labels for the wedding industry. It all began in 1988 when he began designing accessories. Two years later, he was joined by his future wife, Marguerite Michael, who was a dress designer. Together, they began working on bridal wear and through the 1990s, the brand was one of the most sought after throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
While many designers have turned to the Far East for production as a way to reduce costs, Hannah decided that it was best not to compromise on quality. As a result, they invested in modern production and techniques where dresses could continue to be made in London –and this is where dresses are still being made. In 2009, more resources were invested and they have headquarters in North London, which was opened by the Princess Royal in 2010.
Brides will be able to explore the main label for bridal wear as well as MiaMia, which is a collection that began in 2010. MiaMia started out as a mid-range dress collection but has since become more bespoke with a different personality than what can be found from the standard Alan Hannah bridal gowns.
For 2014, brides can also enjoy the Timeless Beauty Collection, which has used iconic looks from the 20th century as inspiration while adding a modern edge for sensibility’s sake. Marguerite is the driving force behind the collection and has ensured that there is hand beading and luxurious silks used within the gowns. There are various elegant gowns that feature an Art Deco look with Swarovski crystal bead work. Loretta is a style that offers rich colours beyond what a bride is used to seeing. The lace on the bodice is matched with the silk satin found in the skirt for a perfect colour match. Silver, cream, and even sea pearl are being used on brides who have a complexion that is best suited for such a rich colour instead of a typical white or ivory.
Showrooms are found in North London and there are varieties of other locations throughout the UK where a bride can look into an Alan Hannah gown. This includes being able to explore the various collections as well as being measured to ensure the gown is made specifically for the bride.
Another option for a bride is to look into a couture collection bridal gown. These are designed in the London design studio and are of the highest standard. There are only a limited number of commissions permitted each year, so brides will need to do some planning if this is the route that they wish to take.
Regardless of whether a bride wants a traditional, classic gown or something with a modern twist, the Alan Hannah label can provide something beautiful, classy, and of the highest quality to the UK bride.