Kicking this week off with this STUNNING wedding dress collection by Felisiti Greis. The Adiepena collection is a true breath of fresh air. Adiepena is of Akan origin and means: “something so rare and valuable, that is difficult to find anywhere else.” This collection is for the modern bride seeking quality and uniqueness to escape the norm. It embodies comfort, luxury and elegance.
The Adiepena collection is a small, but impactful collection of 4 exquisite couture pieces which are beautifully handcrafted with careful attention to detail. This collection encapsulates Felisiti Greis perfectly as a brand, in terms of our design aesthetics. With an eye for stunning detailing, creative director Felicity constructed these dresses using couture techniques to create beautiful inner workings and intricate embellishment for the pieces. The dresses have finer details, stunning silhouettes and impeccable fit.
“I am a strong believer in quality over quantity and wanted to create pieces that were handcrafted with a lot of thought,” said the designer. “I am always looking for ways to contribute to the sustainability of fashion as a whole and my decision to create fewer pieces allows for a small yet impactful collection. I knew the 4 couture pieces that made up the collection had to be pieces that fully embodies Felisiti Greis as a brand. There are 3 wedding dresses and a translucent two tiered mint dress with bustier bodice, which is perfect for outdoor occasions. One of the wedding dresses, which has an all over clear sequins, from this collection is an up cycled luxury bridal couture gown. You don’t usually hear, up cycled, luxury and couture in the same sentence, but maybe we should hear it more often. If luxury and couture pieces are costing our environment dearly, then we need to rethink what luxury and couture means.”
“The inspiration for this shoot was destination weddings. We wanted to create an intimate setting that brought the feel of a destination wedding to our home soil. Meaning couples can be inspired to have “destination wedding at home”. For this styled shoot we wanted to celebrate diverse British talents and the beauty that is birthed when we all work together in harmony, while acknowledging and celebrating one of the most historic and beautiful venues Britain has to offer. With resourcefulness and the desire to inspire destination wedding couples in mind, Newburgh Priory was the perfect venue for this shoot.”
“Tweedle floral design created the most stunning floral arrangements for both ceremony and reception set up. They handpicked all the flowers and foliage from British home grown farmers. Matthew Laraway weddings wowed with his amazing videography. Matthew’s drone footage, captured the breathtaking grounds of Newburgh priory and the overall beauty of this shoot.”
“The images for this shoot are truly stunning, captured perfectly by ElsieLove photography. Melissa of ElsieLove photography gave creative direction for each shot, so it’s no surprise that these images are perfectly framed and tell an emotive story with lots of natural light beaming through.”
Concept & Bridal couture designer: Felisiti Greis //Photographer: ElsieLove Photography//Videographer: Matthew Laraway Weddings //Wedding planner/stylist: Cyehis Events//Stationery: Bianco Blanc//Embellished crowns/headpieces: Saint Beth //Calligraphy – place names: Nibs and Notes//Behind the scenes photographer: Joshua Thursby Photography//Floral design: Tweedle floral design //Hairstylist/make up consultant: Vicky Boateng//Venue: Newburgh Priory//Model: Caitlin//Model: Jade//Model: Charlotte//Model: Emmie