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MV Speaks To: Arabella Dupont Of Brides Magazine On Wedding Style

Yesterday, as part of our partnership with Brides Magazine, we co-hosted a fabulous bridal event at Temperley's Bruton Street store. We had the chance to catch up with Arabella Dupont of Condé Nast Brides. A recent newlywed herself, here she shares with us her insider knowledge on the key elements of a unique bridal style.

What's the secret to finding the right wedding dress?

Don't rush! Take your time and try on as many dresses as possible, even styles that you have never considered, like the stunning Francine Tattoo Dress from Temperley London - you may surprise yourself. Make sure you take a trusted friend or family member who will give you an honest opinion, but don't take too many people with you - too many opinions will only confuse you! Suitable nude/seamless underwear is a must so that you can really get the feel of the dress silhouette. Finally, don't try on dresses that are way out of budget; inevitably you will fall in love with a dress totally out of your price range and trust me, nothing will compare!

Which MV Piece would you choose on your big day?

I love gold so for my wedding day I'd choose a simple dress and style it with a pair of statement earrings such as these beautiful Siren Rose Medium Drop Earrings. I love the bracelet stacking trend at the moment so I'd probably pair the earrings with a couple of simple chain bracelets such as the Ava Diamond Pave Bracelet and Skinny Diamond Pave Bracelet which would match the diamonds from my engagement ring.

Where did you go on your honeymoon, and if you could take a second one where would it be?

My husband and I had a week in the Seychelles which was completely idyllic - pristine beaches, clear crystal seas and plenty of sundowners! However, I've always wanted to go to Madagascar, so if I could have a second honeymoon, I'd combine a few days touring the wildlife reserves and rainforest, followed by a week at one of the beautiful beach lodges snorkelling and swimming in the Indian Ocean coral reef.

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What makes for a memorable bridesmaid gift?

Choose something that will last forever and will always remind your bridesmaids of the big day and valued friendship. For this reason jewellery is the obvious choice and MV have some fabulous options - I'd choose a Fiji Bracelet and pick a different coloured cord with an individual meaning personal to each of your friends. You can even go one step further and engrave the wedding date on the inside for that extra personal touch - I guarantee your bridesmaids will love the thought and effort. For something simpler, the Diamond Pave Chain Bracelet would make a beautiful present.

What is the hottest wedding trend of the moment?

With all The Great Gatsby hype you can't ignore the resurgence of the 1920's vintage trend. The Vintage Theme has always been a popular one for bridal, however the 20's era means you can really play with layering jewellery: heavy embellishment was key, so it's all about bold decadence!

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