Mother of the Bride Couture

Jun 7, 2018

Every modern bride has lots of style choices to make about her wedding that she will carry with her and cherish for the rest of her life. Many brides will find that their mother is not only supportive throughout organising the wedding, but is also a trusted style advisor when it comes to the decorations, and most importantly – the dress! What better way to honour your supportive and loving (and most importantly free!) wedding planner than by finding a look for your mother that is sunning in its own right whilst also complementing your Ellis Bridals wedding dress? With over 50 years atelier experience from the design house behind Ellis Bridals, meet occasionwear brand John Charles!

John Charles creates timeless looks that employ a signature John Charles’ silhouette that is flattering and endlessly sophisticated. Any Mother of the Bride wearing John Charles would instantly command the room without stealing focus from the star – the bride. John Charles’ new range comes in a variety of subtle pastel tones that will effortlessly blend with a chosen colour scheme and are just begging to be matched with Ellis Bridals wedding gowns! Ellis Bridals fashion stylists have paired up some of the strongest Ellis Bridals wedding dresses with some strong yet sophisticated John Charles looks for a formidable mother-daughter style impact.

Be a Breath of Fresh Air in Blush

Why not be different and pick a dress that’s not the traditional white? Have your mother wear a similar tone to make it a bold statement! We’ve picked out this whimsical yet modern princess dress with metallic embroidery and floral ruffle detailing in Dusty Rose. Blended seamlessly with the top is the forever flowing tulle skirt, softly pleated and layered to create a subtle statement as you glide down the aisle. Pair with this John Charles mikado dress whose wide cut flatters every silhouette. Contrast your pink tones with a soft pink bouquet and coordinated wedding cake.

Ellis Bridals Rose Beaded Dress | style 18077

John Charles Mikado Dress | Style 26324

Lace is More!

Lace has been dominating wedding styles for hundreds of years now – and with good reason! Ellis Bridals stylists have picked out one of our favourites, the intricacy and elegant detailing in this dress is simply enchanting. Delicate embroidery on the illusion bodice is finished by a skirt crafted of multiple layers of soft tulle embellished in coordinated coloured embroidery. We’ve found a John Charles style that would offset this look beautifully. It is crafted in jacquard and lace, the half-sleeve illusion neckline is subtly decorated in tonal sequins. Thread lace details throughout the day with your bouquet binding and lace head bands for your bridesmaids.

Ellis Bridals Tulle Ballgown | Style 12270

John Charles Jacquard and Lace Dress | Style 26414

Beaded Beauties

Why not dazzle and shine with your mother in dresses that combine sparkle and elegance? We’ve picked out this Ellis Bridals style that features intricately beaded lace over a modern nude knit lining, allowing the unique embellishment to really shine. Combine this look with this mature yet whimsical John Charles dress; crafted in soft crepe, the centrepiece of this design is the dynamic tonal and metallic beading on the half-sleeve top. The fully beaded belt highlights the waist, with a pleated feature for contemporary flair. To bring the whole look together intersperse beaded detailing around the wedding décor; in the place settings at the reception and give a sneak peak of your beaded theme by including them in the wedding invitations!

Ellis Bridals Crepe Fit and Flare Dress | Style 18093

John Charles Beaded Crepe Dress | Style 26488

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