Last year, lovers around the world postponed their weddings with no knowing when they’d make it down the aisle. But instead of losing sleep over cancelled plans, couples said “I do” to micro ceremonies and living room elopements.
Inspired by this notion of finding the joy in change, Paloma James Bridal launched its debut collection ‘With The Tide’ in November 2020.
Lovingly named after the designer’s family, Paloma James is a mighty fine example of how beauty managed to shine through the darkness of the pandemic.
The Sydney atelier’s first line is a celebration of the little details with pearl bodices, low scooped backs and tumbling trains at its heart.
Guided by fluid fabrics and the way in which they softly grace the skin, the six gowns are a contemporary take on traditional white.
Whether you’re walking down the aisle or dancing beneath the stars, each handcrafted look will move in harmony with every step. A sublime contradiction of textures and silhouettes, the debut collection is designed to hug and flatter the female form.
Take the ‘Tide’ for instance. Destined to swoosh through English winter gardens and church floors alike, the tulle train blooms from a fitted sweetheart silhouette.
Namesake ‘Paloma’ is also fit for any ceremony, be it a lavish city hall affair or secret elopement. Sliced from heavy crepe, the gown features a soft tulle pearl bodice and low square back, deserving of everyone’s attention.
‘Bay’ echoes this drama courtesy of a soft lace overlay which skims the waist. With a no-fuss neckline and satin crepe underlay, it’s one to consider if marrying on a late spring afternoon.
The Paloma James team pride themselves on creating modern gowns for every kind of bride whether you plan to wed barefoot on a far-flung beach or have always dreamed of the full veil-bouquet-train works.
As Australia’s wedding industry recovers and wedding season gears up once more, Paloma James is one to keep an eye on.
Visit the Paloma James website or Instagram page to browse their debut collection.