A Vintage Summer Fete Inspired Wedding – Andrea and John

By | 2017-08-10T12:46:42+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Real Brides, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Stories|

Every time I read one of our Bride's wedding stories something jumps out at me about their own unique special day and personality. When reading about Andrea & John's amazing wedding at Brinkburn Priory it was the sense of fun and passion which was infused into every little detail of their wedding day and that fact that they just sound like the warmest, friendliest and full of fun couple you can meet. You can tell from the photos that this wedding was a blast (I wish I could have been there!). So much thought was put into every little detail and Andrea even made and designed her own stationery, favours and table [...]

A Jane Austen Inspired Wedding – Emily and Matt

By | 2017-08-17T14:56:49+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Inspiration Boards, Real Brides, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Stories|

Oh, do I have a treat for your eyes today. This wedding, it is simply breathtakingly gorgeous. When Emily told us her wedding theme would be 'Jane Austen with a Gothic, Corpse Bride twist' we were beside ourselves with excitement to share it with you! I had so much trouble whittling down the amazing images by Leslie Lockhart Photography for this real bride feature. Emily & Matt's beautiful wedding brought the English charm of Jane Austen to the stunning Martha Washington Inn in Virginia and each thoughtful, handcrafted detail encapsulates the romance and heritage of her novel's perfectly. Emily chose to wear an incredible gown by Essence of Australia which was just [...]

Romantic Vineyard Wedding – Chloe and Dennis

By | 2017-08-17T15:01:07+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Inspiration Boards, Real Brides, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Stories|

There is something utterly romantic about a wedding set in a beautiful vineyard amidst falling leaves and washed in soft autumnal light. Chloe & Dennis chose to say 'I do' against this gorgeous backdrop in New South Wales, Australia, and their wedding day was filled with so many beautiful personal touches. Of course in Australia, the autumn falls in May so it was wonderful to see the rich hues of gold in so many of these gorgeous photos taken by Erin Latimore Photography. Chloe chose to wear a classic strapless dress with an ivory guipure lace overlay, paired of course with a pair of show stopping 'Goodnight Sweetheart' lace over the knee [...]

House of Elliot Lace Boot Sample Sale – Limited sizes & styles available

By | 2017-06-22T18:29:40+00:00 June 12th, 2017|News|

Very occasionally we have some sample or slight seconds boots available for sale. Some boots are ex photo shoot samples which have only been worn for a very short period of time and others have a small imperfection which in most cases is hardly noticeable and does not detract from the beauty of the boots. All of them offer great value for money and all still come with our beautiful handmade keepsake box. If you believe this is the option for you please contact us so we can send you photos of the boots with details of any imperfections. Price listed below vary due to the nature of the imperfection. If you would then [...]

A History of Wedding Boots

By | 2017-06-05T20:16:19+00:00 June 5th, 2017|News, Wedding Inspiration|

From humble origins as satin booties to over-the-knee lace gorgeousness, wedding boots have a long history. As with any good story, this one is full of romance, royalty and rebelliousness. The Regency Period Regency Fashion - Images via Pinterest It is during this era of romance and feisty heroines that the wedding boot is born. Before the Regency period, ladies’ shoes were mainly delicate slippers, but as fashions adapted to increasingly active lifestyles, so did footwear. How else could Lizzie Bennet march across fields to find Mr Darcy? “Half boots” grew in popularity as more women were allowed to take up pastimes such as riding and walking. As trends often do, these [...]

Brenna & Phil’s Blue and Silver Winter Wedding

By | 2017-05-25T19:06:10+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Real Brides, Styled Shoots, Wedding Stories|

Snow, a winter's evening sky, and twinkling lights reflecting on silver and blue...Complete that with the most romantic proposal story, the intimate nature of the ceremony (Brenna's brother acted as officiant), the cutest little flower girl (their daughter) and you have a wedding day which is not only beautiful but the perfect celebration of the deep love between this wonderful couple. Brenna and Phil's nighttime winter wedding in snowy New York state certainly had us swooning in the House of Elliot studio and we are honoured to share their wedding story with you. Bride Brenna's beautiful wedding look was timeless and elegant and she chose to wear our 'Evangeline Elliot' white lace [...]

Retro Shabby Chic Bridal Inspiration

By | 2017-04-26T18:15:41+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Inspiration Boards, Real Brides, Styled Shoots|

Set in a summer meadow, this retro inspired shoot has us seriously reconsidering the pros of a more traditional wedding set up. Of course, we aren't the first to rethink tradition. Drawing inspiration from Woodstock to Glastonbury, music and vintage lovers alike are ditching gala dinners and opulent decor in favour of food trucks and whimsical details. Inspired by retro shabby-chic vibes, photographer Claire Lachance has created a gorgeous boho dream and the perfect inspiration for the laid-back bride. Splashes of bold colour mixed with delicate vintage touches create a fun yet romantic atmosphere, perfect for an intimate gathering of family and friends. Our favourite part of this bohemian shoot is the [...]

Bohemian Mermaid Bridal Inspiration

By | 2017-04-09T18:14:35+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Inspiration Boards, News, Real Brides, Styled Shoots, Wedding Inspiration|

This boho mermaid inspired shoot created by the lovely Illy from 'Illy Elizabeth Weddings' is filled with romantic bohemian ideas and will leave you dreaming wintry beachy weather. When Illy asked us to be part of it we were over the moon and we were thrilled to see it featured in the fabulous Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog a couple of weeks ago. Illy specialises in bohemian wedding styling and from this shoot you can see exactly why! For the shoot our vintage collection 'Lottie Elliot' lace ankle boots were paired with a beautiful 'Daughters of Simone' off the shoulder lace dress from Heart Aflutter Bridal. The photography by Eliza Claire Photography captures [...]