The bridal season is upon us again. 2016 trends have taken inspiration from tradtional wedding styles and beautifully feminine gowns. White dresses adored with lace, tulle and intricate beading have graced the catwalks of prestigious bridal designers such as Pamela Roland, Vera Wang and Temperley. Fairytale, floaty and elegant dresses are a timeless trend that will always look gorgeous.
For something slightly more avant-garde we have looked at upcoming trends and have discovered some amazing inspirational looks from both Pinterest and Instagram. Brides to be have created some stunning wedding looks that have pushed the boundaries of style and imagination. Teaming these trends with our jewellery we have put together our guide to alternative bridal trends.
Our customers are looking for an engagement ring that offers something more unusual than what can be found on the high street. Whether you choose a bespoke commissioned piece or a beautiful ring from the shelf each ring is a one off original due to the unique qualities that each stone holds. Express your personality and style through your engagement ring with your own choice of metals and stones.
Feathers have been a prominent feature both the catwalk and throughout many instagram feed with designers Lela Rose and Jenny Packham leading the way in the high fashion stakes. By adding feathers to a traditional look the effect is transformed into a sublime fluttery statement. An obvious jewellery choice is to pair this with our Winter Moon collection which features beautiful silver twigs. Incorporating grey rose cut diamonds for a soft ethereal look or our unique snowflake diamonds the overall effect is soft, feathery and light. Rose cut diamonds have a more natural look to commercial diamonds and have a softer more unique feel. The rose cut diamond is regarded as a romantic stone, cut to replicate the folds in rose petals this stone is the perfect choice for an engagement ring.
For a more earthy feel chose the richness of our cinnamon diamonds. Pretty, twinkling cinnamon stones have an antique quality that works wonderfully with the designs we offer. Set into gold the look is sumptuous and warm, perfect for a winter wedding or those searching for something different.
Our newest collection is Sacred Heart. Drawing influence from the runway shows of Dolce Gabanna and the religious imagery, the collection taps into the 50’s tattoo trend. Looking back to the breath taking catwalk shows from Christian Lacroix the theme is decadent and decorative. Using pear shape diamonds crowned with a halo of smaller stones to replicate the sacred heart the look is both unique and unusual.
Adding a dash of colour to your wedding is a fun look that lends itself to being experimental and adventurous.Our wonderful range of sapphires add a pop of colour that will appeal to those brides to be who are not afraid to break from tradition. Varying from rich purples, vibrant greens and a wide range of blues your sapphire options are enormous. Pale pretty shades of lemon and peachy pink add a subtle difference to your ring without being too bold. Sapphires are hard wearing which makes them the perfect stone for your ring.
Choose a stunning, unique ring from Alexis Dove for an alternative engagement ring that suits both you and your choice of wedding. We are more than happy to commission a special ring for you, a piece you will love and cherish forever.