Thursday, 11 July 2013

Frugal wedding dresses: Minna

This week, I have taken my wedding dress home. It feels real, now (2 days kind of real!). I am so happy with it and the staff at Browns Bride at Marylebone were helpful and kind. 

With this in mind, I thought I'd share a Bridal designer, whose designs are stunning (very much my wedding style: relaxed and a bit hippy), reasonably priced and ethically sourced. Some of you may remember my 'Fru-Gal' challenge for Livia Firth's website Eco-Age last year, where I wore Minna. The brand is also from Finland, a place very dear to my heart.

Mariella dress, £500, Minna (add the belt for £50)

From the back
'Lila' dress, £475, Minna - perfect for a registry office wedding
'Lisbeth' dress, £470, Minna
Minna also offers a bepoke service at her London HQ: 90, Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BE. 020 7587 0887 or contact

Even online, almost everything is customisable. Choose with or without a belt, embellished shoulders, add a veil etc.

Just a small selection of the lace Minna uses
'Delphine' head dress, £65, Minna. Add a veil from £30 extra.
Hair inspiration

This bohemian style of wedding dress is becoming more and more popular. This look is perfect for braids and plaits:

Gucci A/W12

Alexa Chung angel braids
Hair garland, £14, Topshop
Want a new wedding site to be inspired by? Look no further than my friend's newly launched site Knot & Pop. Wedding stylists and planners; their website is full of ideas, DIY hints and props to hire (some of their pics were definitely on my moodboards!).


  1. The bridal hairstyle is pretty, so is the wedding dress.

  2. Oh I thought you had gotten married last weekend. Eeek this stage is so exciting, hope it goes well x

  3. I've just got married in a fabulous recycled lace wrap from Minna . They also made exquisite vintage Flowers for my hair, with 'matching' ones for my 4 flower girls's dresses - my 2 daughters & friends daughters. They were lovely in their Brixton attic/ shop & it was incredible value for bespoke wedding bits.
    Do let us know what you do with your wedding photos - I'm trying to work this out.

    1. How gorgeous, her dresses are truly lovely, and I love all the cute hair garlands. I ended up wearing 3 different ones on my day!
      I am actually a funny one with photos, I have printed every digital photo I have ever taken!!! So sure I'll print them all and put a few round the house. A few of my friends have done the iphoto books? Nice mememto...

  4. The dress looks very beautiful, especially the first picture look really is very good-looking, there are a lot of beautiful dress photos.


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