A bridalwear collection to covet: Alan Hannah’s Watercolours

The collection: “I have used silk chiffon and soft silk satins to emulate the movement of the ocean in the 2016 Watercolours collec­tion,” says the label’s designer Marguerite Hannah. “The new beading adds to the beauty of the soft swaying fabrics.

“I collaborate with a very gifted Indian beading designer, whose techniques have been passed down the generations. I’m dedicated to helping to preserve these precious skills. That’s why I always want to make my dresses here in the UK with my dedicated seamstresses.” The collection retails from £1600 to £2500.

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From left: Oonagh, Astor, Peonie

Loving it: “Alan Hannah gowns are known for their wearability, soft structuring and beautiful themes, and the fabrics remain true to the high design standard ethos – textiles steeped in history and produced on a small scale in family-owned mills,” says Helen Walker of Anne Priscilla Bridal.

“It was the first label I introduced to my boutique 23 years ago,” says Carol Hutton of Charlotte Grace. “The team are a dream to work with: they’re innovative and amenable and each collection is exciting.”

“I adore working with them, not just for the quality of the collec­tion but also because of their flexibility, professionalism and the fact they always put the bride first,” says boutique owner Rachel Scott.

Where to buy: Anne Priscilla Bridal, Glasgow; Charlotte Grace, Doune; Rachel Scott Couture, Edinburgh.