The Stunning 2015 Bridal Collection from Celia Grace – Wedding Dresses with a Heartwarming Story
I have often spoken of my dream of owning a wedding dress boutique here on Chic Vintage Brides; and my love of losing myself in the latest wedding dress designs. So I am sure it will come as little surprise to you that nothing makes my day more than receiving an email from a designer asking me to share their latest collection with you…..except maybe discovering their wedding dresses come with a truly heart warming story! I’d like to introduce you to Celia Grace…..
Celia Grace is a bridal label that was created by the lovely Marcie Muehlke when in 2010 she couldn’t find for her own big day a wedding dress that fit with her personal values, as well as her personal style. Disappointed and disheartened by what the wedding industry had to offer for the stylish but eco-conscious bride, she set out to create a line of beautiful wedding dresses that would be more meaningful for brides, seamstresses, and the environment. Since then the brand has absolutely flourished and the 2015 Collection offers everything a modern bride looks for in her dream wedding dress. It is full of gorgeous silhouettes with a modern-vintage feel, sumptuous textures, beautiful fabrics such as light-as-air heirloom silks and delicate laces; as well as stunning design details and embellishments. And what’s even better is that behind every Celia Grace wedding dress is a story as wonderful as the dress itself. A story of Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and female empowerment.
Celia Grace works with small sewing groups who employ local tailors and seamstresses providing women with safe, fairly paid, and meaningful work that gives them dignity, respect, skills and self confidence. Each elegantly designed wedding dress, made with great care and attention to detail, helps rural women keep their girls in school, supports these women and enables them to invest in and better themselves, their families, and their communities.
What a wonderful feeling it must be to walk down the aisle knowing your dress not only looks beautiful but helped to alleviate poverty and brought joy to every person who had a hand in making it!
It’s not just being a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation that makes Celia Grace and their dresses different. Did you know that most wedding dresses are made from polluting petroleum-based polyester? No, neither did I! Most Celia Grace wedding dresses are made with fabrics that are hand made (no electricity), locally woven (reducing transport) silks and natural fibers. And because empowering women and saving the environment isn’t enough, Celia Grace also donates a water filter to a family in need in Cambodia with every dress they sell.
But in case you’re thinking being eco-chic means scrimping on style think again, because the 2015 collection from Celia Grace includes many of the key trends from the catwalks including: colour……
Short, but sweet, designs…..
And convertible dresses…..
Eco-chic has never looked so good!
The truth is that since discovering them I have fallen more than a little in love with this social enterprise, their ethics and their elegant wedding dresses. So much so that for the next month we will be collaborating on the most fabulous Fall Wedding Inspiration board over on Pinterest. Already packed full of dresses and details just perfect for an elegant Autumn wedding, and with new pins added EVERY day, do be sure to take a look!
These are just a few of my favourites from Celia Grace‘s 2015 collection, so you will have to pop across to their website www.celia-grace.com to see the rest – once there you can also read more about the companies great work! And you can keep up with all of the latest Celia Grace trunk shows, collections and news by following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
A big thankyou to Marcie for letting me share Celia Grace’s collection and story. And don’t forget to come and join us over on Pinterest here for lots of elegant Fall wedding inspiration.