Marguerite Hannah has been the designer for the Alan Hannah label since 1990. After training as a couturier in Cyprus, she moved to London in 1985 working in Bridal Design and then producing a collection of couture evening wear for private clients.
By 1990 Marguerite had teamed up with future husband Alan who was already in the Bridal industry. Marguerite produced a new collection of designer bridal gowns for the Alan Hannah label, which were exhibited at the British Bridal Exhibition. The collection quickly gained a loyal following amongst discerning upmarket retailers keen to stock the collection.
In 1995, Marguerite won the first of eight British Bridal Awards presented by Condé Nast Brides in the UK. By this time Alan Hannah designer wedding dresses were represented not only in the UK but USA, Japan, Europe and Australia.
2002 saw Marguerite winning the Retail Bridal Association’s designer of the year award, which she also won in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and in 2007 she was the BBA wedding dress designer of the year.
The new collection is ‘English Romantics’ and one of the main inspirations are beautiful flowers.
‘The flowers on the Melita dress are stylised Gerbera daisies,’ says Marguerite ‘I was inspired by daisies from childhood memories of “he loves me, he loves me not”, and of course with this dress it’s a definite case of “he loves you” so its a little bit of a dream come true. Every petal is designed and hand crafted at our studio, and sewn on individually. They can also and can be picked off (don’t try this at home) one by one. I used this imagery on our Wedding TV ad where we animated a flower being sewn together a petal at a time.
Bridal Buyer Designer of The Year 2003
Retail Bridal Association Designer of The Year 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
British Bridal Association Designer of The Year 2007
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Nicola Harvey–Rowley has been passionate about designing from an early age.
Her inspiration and flair was developed from admiring period costume in TV dramas and the theatre.
During her apprenticeship at a children’s clothing company, Nicola had the chance to establish her own business with support from the Prince’s Trust.
Numerous awards and more than two decades later, the company has grown considerably and is now supplying handmade couture gowns at selected stockist’s all over the UK and Europe.
Every gown is designed and handmade by a dedicated team of seamstresses in Hinckley, Leicestershire with an exceptional high standard to quality and detail.
Nicola’s gowns have been featured on numerous occasions on TV, including
GMTV’s first ‘Bride of the year’ on the London eye
BBC2 ‘ it’s not easy being green’
BBC3 ‘ Don’t tell the bride’
With the huge success of the latest collection launched at the Harrogate Bridal Show 09,
Nicola has shown her passion to create sculptured designs at its best, using luxurious fabrics in exciting colours.
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Trudy Lee has been a leader in the bridal industry since the 1950s, establishing a first class and respected name.
We have an impressive collection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses at superb value.
At Trudy Lee you can be assured of excellent quality, design and service
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Romantica of Devon Bridal
Romantica is a family owned, family run, company based on old fashioned values of business etiquette.
Value for money and a service second to none has rewarded the company with a continually increasing market share which has placed it at the forefront of the Bridal industry.
To book an appointment please visit Wedding Belles of Otley – Appointments
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