By Daniela Degrassi

 

The Conscious Bride is an online ethical bridal boutique founded by Hannah Vincent in early 2017 inspired by her quest to find an eco-friendly wedding dress for her own wedding in 2015. Hannah had just moved towards making more sustainable fashion choices, therefore it came natural for her to look for an ethical bridal gown.

Her new found connections with designers that devote themselves to fair trade manufacturing practices motivated Hannah to support these small artisans, igniting her vision to create an online shop, and her bridal salon, based in Macclesfield Cheshire, UK.  The Conscious Bride is always on the look out to showcase new ethical bridal designers and  graciously donating some of their profits to support charities that empower women and girls around the world.

While awaiting on refurbishing on new stylish and eco-friendly wedding gowns for 2019, The Conscious Bride is now running an online sample sale and we’re happy to showcase all the vegan wedding dresses available in her current collections, heavily discounted! This sale is also fantastic because The Conscious Bride allows samples to be purchased and returned if unsuitable within 15 days of receipt.

Let’s discover the looks and the designers behind it!

Sanyukta Shrestha is one of the leading eco bridal designers in the UK.  Her fabrics and manufacture champion the work of fair trade makers in Nepal. She only uses the most sustainable fabrics, organic peace silks, organic cotton, bamboo and hemp.

The CALATHIA DRESS is an eco friendly hemp silk bridal gown with a natural golden color. Structured strapless gown with detachable bow and train. Fitted around hips and with a slight fishtail. Was Ł2,554.00 now on sale for Ł770.00

Sanyukta-Shrestha-Calathia-Gown

The RUSTON DRESS is an all over lace eco friendly wedding dress in natural cream organic cotton. Low v-back and capped sleeves. Really flattering princess seams and a small train. Was Ł1,609.00 now on sale for Ł1,125.00

Ruston Dress

The BELLA DRESS is an eco friendly organic cotton lace wedding dress with no train. Was Ł1,882.00 now on sale for Ł564.00

Bella gown

Rembo Styling are a family owned business and their gowns and many of the laces are made in a purpose built atelier in Portugal. The fabrics are man made in Europe.

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS GLORY is all over geometric lace wedding dress in cotton and polyester fabrics. V-neck front with a low v-back. Fitted at waist, soft cups sewn in and beautiful full circle skirt fabulous for dancing! Was Ł1,800.00 now on sale for Ł1,125.00 

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS SUZANNE has long sleeves and a stunning open back, skirt fitted around waist and hips and a small train. Polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,100.00 now on sale for Ł770.00

Rembo-Styling-Suzanne-Boho-Gown

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS CHLOE is an all over lace wedding dress with floaty sleeves. Camisole style fitted dress with lace over the top. Fitted in waist and hips with buttons all down the front. In cotton and polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,200.00 now on sale for Ł840.00

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS FIRST is a playful with geometric style lace top and chiffon skirt boho style wedding dress. Stunning low back. A-line skirt skims the hips and is really flattering. In cotton and polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,200.00 now on sale for Ł780.00

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS AIMEE is a beautiful key hole back wedding dress with pleated waist band and skirt. Floaty fabric creates a stunning a-line skirt. In polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,200.00 now on sale for Ł840.00

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS FREEDOM  has a lace top and crepe skirt with open back. Peplum at the waist is detachable. In polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,150.00 now on sale for Ł805.00

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS FRISSON  a sheer lace low v back and floaty chiffon skirt make a super flattering wedding dress. Matching lace topper with sleeves also available. In polyester fabrics.  Was Ł1,200.00 now on sale for Ł720.00

The BOHO WEDDING DRESS FRIDA  a delicate v-neck and v-back wedding dress. Fuller skirt than the other styles creating a more traditional look. Fitted to waist with a flattering a-line chiffon skirt. Lace cap sleeves and lace top. In polyester fabrics. Was Ł1,430.00 now on sale for Ł430.00

And what about Hannah? Did she find the ethical dress of her dreams for her wedding? She says:
“Two months before the wedding and I had no dress. In the back of my mind I was thinking I should make one, I ordered some samples. One day on Ebay I discovered a dress I liked in the US that a store was getting rid of for a (ridiculously cheap price!) so I took a gamble! It arrived quickly and it was the real deal, an end of line Catherine Deane gown, but it was massive! This was the kick I needed to create my own and with the benefit of a dress that already had beautiful fabric I could make the making time quicker by using the skirt and remaking the top. So it came apart and I reused the fabric to create a new shape, with the addition of a piece of vintage lace it was a totally different dress and I loved it! I still love it!”
Stay tuned for more vegan options from our new friends at The Conscious Bride via their website and instagram account. We can’t wait to see their 2019 designers line up!
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An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.