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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Modelling For Bridal Indulgence | One Dress, Eight Looks (And More!)

White lace bridal top and skirt
Well, this is something new!  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I was asked to model bridalwear for Bridal Indulgence earlier in the month and at a pretty dreamy location.  I think I speak for everyone when I say there's something very attractive about all things bridal related; it's romantic and gentle.  With this in mind, I've been really looking forward to sharing some of the images from the shoot here on A Glass Of Ice!  The theme?  One dress, eight looks.  Oh, along with a couple of other breathtakingly beautiful dresses that look as though they belong in fairytales...

All photography shown in this post is by Mercedes Evans Photography and Bridget Baxter Photography.  
Finishing edit by yours truly.

Bridal Photoshoot Makeup Being Done BTSBefore we get stuck into Bridal Indulgence's genius styling of just one dress in a multitude of different ways, I have to confess something.  I've never worn false lashes before.  I know, insane.  Lesson learnt though, thanks to CJ Beauty & Co.  I'm used to wearing more natural-looking makeup (usually somewhere on the scale of 'no makeup' makeup), which made this a refreshing change.  The eyes were probably my fave aspect on that front.  Loved adored it.  Right, onto the bridal outfits!    


L O O K   O N E

The Caspia gown by Willowby was used by Bridal Indulgence to showcase the eight looks, and then accessorised with five different bridal accessories.  It's incredible how much you can alter the gown's classic appearance by simply adding and subtracting different accessories.  Blown away.  Having said that, it's also pretty lovely all on its own, thanks to the Georgette Poly over Stretch Satin Lining... Bridal Makeup Ideas for very fair skin
Willowby Caspia Gown Bridal Photoshoot


L O O K   T W O

Be still my beating heart.  Anyone else have a thing for super long veils?  This full-length veil is embellished with sparkles and looks as though it was made for the Caspia gown.   The outcome is gorgeously dramatic and although there's no wedding for me on the horizon, it's definitely confirmed I'll be wearing a full-length veil when the time comes!
Wedding Full Length Super Long Bridal Veil
Green Fingers Florist Bridal Bouquet


L O O K   T H R E E

I really love the next part of Bridal Indulgence's eight-step concept.  The addition of a belt around the waist breaks up the material, giving it a whooole other look.  This wide, intricate belt is from the Wtoo collection.    
Bridalwear Wtoo Embellished Belt

L O O K S   F O U R   &   F I V E

This is my absolute favourite part.  Or more to the point, Step Five is my favourite part.  Step four sees the addition of the dreamiest straps from Watters to the dress.  The multi-strand design sits somewhere between boho and glamour, the perfect combination! They're a gorgeous way of quickly transforming a bridal gown for the evening, such a simple and yet high impact idea.  But like I said, Step Five has stolen my heart, because it also sees the addition of the full overskirt.  This is the Windsor overskirt by Wtoo, delivering serious romance.
Bridal Indulgence Wtoo Windsor Overskirt


L O O K   S I X

Wave goodbye to the straps and say hello to a beautiful belt from the Willowby collection, also available at Bridal Indulgence.  This belt is thinner than the one seen in Step Three and goes a long way in helping to show how voluminous the overskirt is.  Dreamy.  I especially love how this thinner belt seems to balance out the dainty hair accessories.
Willowby Collection Bridal Belts Stockist
Wedding Dresses and Accessories at Bridal Indulgence


L O O K   S E V E N

See what I mean?  Each step completely transforms the Caspia gown!  Look Seven involves the removal of the embellished belt and addition of a delicate lace bolero.  This one is from the Wtoo collection.  The combination of lace and tulle is beautifully gentle and demure.  I'll admit, it did spring to mind how handy this would be if you needed a quick-fix for sunburnt shoulders at a summer wedding...
Layering Lace Bolero Over Bridal Gown Wedding Dress
Bridal White Lace Bolero Top for Wedding

L O O K   E I G H T 

Last but not least, look number eight.  The final step sees the gorgeous overskirt removed, revealing the sleek silhouette of the Caspia gown.  Ta-dah!  
How to Style Bridal Lace Bolero at Wedding
Green Fingers Florist Colourful Bridal Bouquet

B R I D A L   S E P A R A T E S

Bridal Indulgence also opened my eyes to how separates can work beautifully on your special day.  Similar to the concept of One Dress, Eight Looks, a combination of separates allows you to swap layers and accessories to transform your look throughout the day.  I don't think I've ever been so in love with lace before!
Styling Bridal Separates Lace and Tulle
Bridal Styling Undo With Very Long Hair
Bridal Bouquet by Green Fingers Florist
Bridal Wedding Model Blogger in Hampshire
Bridal Wedding Photoshoot at Barnett Hill Hotel


T H E   D A R I N G   O N E

And finally, ending with the most daring of all the looks!  The plunging neckline on this gown is pretty eyebrow-raising, but combine with the delicate beaded lace and embroidered tulle and the overall look remains totally appropriate.  In fact, I love this look so much that I've cherry-picked a few other photos from the shoot showing a bit more of the location (as shown over on Instagram) to share with you a little later in the month!  
Deep plunge Neckline Beaded Embroidered Wedding Dress
Hampshire Bridal Wedding Photoshoot Hotel
Green Fingers Florist Bouquet Bridal Photoshoot
Bridal Bouquet by Green Fingers Florist
Bridal Photoshoot Luxury Hotel Hampshire Surrey
I'm still in awe of how eight looks can be created using different accessories on the same dress.  Having said that, I'm also wishing we could swan around in bridal separates and plunging-neckine wedding dresses on a daily basis!  Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these bridal looks by Bridal Indulgence - let me know in the comments below!

Psst!  A better look at the final dress in action ('The Daring One') will be coming soon to the blog, showing a little more of the location... 

Barnett Hill Hotel
Blackheath Lane

With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Bridal Indulgence for sponsoring this post.  As always, all thoughts are my own!



  1. Wow you look absolutely stunning in all of them!
    Sunset Desires

  2. You look so beautiful in all of them! I can't pick a favourite! :) xx

  3. oh my gosh! look 2 is my favourite, it's so delicate and flowy


  4. Oh wow, how gorgeous is this?!?!?!! -

  5. Oh my god Gabrielle these photos are beautiful! I love the floor length veil it's stunning! Congrats lovely these photos are amazing!! x

  6. You look so pretty..
    Great post.

  7. Super model Gabz on the rise! You are so stunning! & your makeup is gorgeous. The fake lashes look amazing on you! I never used to wear them either but after realising what a difference they make! Can't wait to see more modelling endevours from you this year!

    SHANNON VALLE life + style blog

  8. This concept of adding different accesories to one single dress is brilliant!!! Each of the looks has a totally unique vibe with such a small addition!

    Also you absolutely nailed the bridal modelling Gabrielle! You look stunning and dreamy! :)


    Seize your Style

  9. You look stunning! Each looks was absolutely beautiful!

  10. You could not be more perfect for bridal photography! You look so stunning Gabrielle, especially love looks 4, 5, 6 and the daring one! Absolutely dreamy.

  11. you look so beautiful! and those gowns are stunning!

  12. You look absolutely gorgeous Gabrielle! You've taken me back to my first fitting. My favourite step is 5 too - the full bodied skirt really is gorge. I also like the daring one. What a way to raise a few eyebrows on your big day!


  13. I have to say I'm quite impressed by the way they restyle the dress every time as well. That being said, I believe the look I prefer (even though they are all gorgeous) is the daring one with the dress with the plunging neckline!

  14. Oh wow, what an amazing idea, it's so easy to change up that dress! I never thought of things like that when buying my dress, it's a lovely way to personalise it though! :) You look gorgeous in all these pics, what a fun day that would have been! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week and you had a good weekend! We had a quiet one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. Oh, I'm speechless! You look like a goddess in this dress! Beautiful photos!! <3


  16. Gabrielle, you look stunning, these pictures give so much Bridal wear inspiration <3 the lace top over the dress is a gorgeous idea <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  17. Oh my!
    The last one is my fave! You look absolutely beautiful!


  18. You look absolutely stunning Gabrielle! What a fun idea to try. Also love the idea of one dress and several different ways to style it and make it look completely new. All of the ideas are so pretty. And yes yes yes to the last dress, can't wait to see more photos of it! Have a lovely week, Xx

  19. Wow, you look stunning in all these pictures hun, cant wait to see more photos of the last dress :) xxx

  20. Girl you look absolutely stunning, I feel like you could totally pull off a wedding dress day to day haha! The lace looks gorgeous on you, I want them all though haha!
    Amy xx

  21. What a fun and unique opportunity this must have been! You look gorgeous, and I love how they styled your hair. Funnily enough I have never worn fake eyelashes either - don't worry, you're not the only one!
    The dress is lovely and it is amazing how many looks you can create that end up being all very different. The last one has to be my favourite - daring yes, but also really delicate!

    Julia x

  22. You look stunning..
    I love the last two the most.

  23. Woahh you look incredible as a bride. This must have been so much fun and such a lovely experience. I love the look with the elegant belt around the waist, but really all of these are splendid.
    Have a great day!

  24. You are gorgeous babe, the falsies add drama to your head shots. And this bridal dress and accessories are clever and wonderful idea, it's like you're donning on different dresses. Everything here is dreamy and just beautiful!

  25. SO gorgeous! Holy cow. I can't believe they only used one dress for all of these looks! My favorite was number seven. I always envision my future bridal dress to be lace! And long veils just send it over the top. What an amazing experience, they couldn't have picked someone better!

    Susie |

  26. This must have been so much fun, and you look stunning! The last dress has to be my favorite. You look positively ethereal in it!

  27. OMG babe you look so gorgeous, I am in love with all the wedding dresses !

  28. Omg Gabrielle, what a stunning photoshoot, you were the perfect girl for this! I am stunned by the many the dress was styled. I really liked look eight with the long sleeves but my fav of them all is the daring one. I love all the details in it, the simplicity and elegance. Beautiful!

  29. You look absolutely breathtaking. You really did the gowns justice. Magnifique

  30. this is so dreamy, your look so gorgeous! love the 5th gown on you.

    Capturing Life Memoirs |

  31. Wow you look so beautiful! These dresses are gorgeous! I bet it was such fun getting to try on these gorgeous gowns.

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  32. You look SO lovely here, lady! What a fun opportunity!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  33. That dress is sooo gorgeous on you dear! You look so dainty and elegant. I love your hair, you look like a goddess!

    Jessica |

  34. You definitely look straight outta the most majestic fairytale of all gorgeous Gabrielle! You make a total magical goddess in all the looks, the veil is such a sparkling dream on you and I'm in awe of the 8 looks of the Caspia gown, all so delicate, dreamy and breathtakingly beaut on you babe :) I love how unique and versatile each look is, and the flowers bloom you into a Midsummer Night's Dream vibe so stunningly :D I don't think any other stunner could look as divine in this babin' bridal wear as you, you really were made for this dreaminess <3 <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  35. Oh my God, Gabrielle! This must have been a dream collaboration for you <3 That gown is so stunning and all the accessories just add to it's beauty. Love your hairstyle too!

  36. Hello,

    So perfect !


  37. I'm a huge lover of lace, so I love that lace bolero! And that floor length veil is gorgeous. Very pretty!

  38. These pictures are so stunning!! You look so gorgeous.

  39. Wow, you look so beautiful Gabrielle! It's amazing how versatile one dress can be with a few additions here and there. I love the lace elements in particular. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  40. Total princess moment! You look so incredibly elegant in these gowns!

    District of Chic

  41. You look heavenly, Gabrielle! They honestly couldn't have chosen anyone better to model as their bride. The dresses are so beautiful and I love the classy sophisticated designs. I also adore your makeup, particularly the eyes, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day!



  42. Oh Gabrielle you are going to make such a gorgeous bride when it comes time for your wedding! They couldn't have chosen a better model! The versatility of the Caspia gown is wonderful not mention it is beautiful in every single iteration. Look Seven is my afvroite because it reminds me a bit of my own wedding gown :)

  43. What an amazing opportunity, and goodness you look beautiful! I think look 4 + 5 is my favorite - I absolutely love the details of the straps - but honestly they were all so pretty!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  44. You look beautiful!!! How exciting. Xx

  45. Ah this is so nice!

  46. Gabrielle you look absolutely stunning!!! I feel like each photo just got better and better and I'm just thinking, how does she look so amazing in every dress? Loveeee this!!


  47. Girl you look absolutely stunning! These dresses are so pretty. Bridal dresses definitely suit you.

  48. Wowww you re perfect in all pics.. beautiful dresses make hair everything...
    Xoxo from Portugal

  49. You look like a princess !! Perfect bride. All dresses are amazing. You are super model and just perfect for all these dresses.

  50. The tulle skirt is dreamy, I am in the process of searching for my wedding dress and this is exactly what I want!! You look amazing Gabrielle!! x


  51. Wow... you look incredible love all the looks its crazy how simple changes can change the entire look! Love it must have been a fun shoot!

  52. What incredible pictures, you look amazing! They all are so pretty and what a gorgeous location too!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  53. You look so lovely in all of them, definitely love the look with the veil x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  54. You look so dreamy and beautiful in all of these, true princess! So feminine and delicate. I really love #7! The lace is perfect

    Naya //

  55. What elegance and grace you have! You're really an ideal choice for a bridal model. I'm absolutely in love with these images. Beautiful location and photographs. You look divine...stunning make up.

    I loved all of these bridal looks. It is amazing how much of a difference accessories can make. Opting for a belt, elegant hair pieces or wearing a long veil, they are so many ways to jazz up a wedding dress. You're totally right about the long veil, it does make the dress more glamorous.

    All of these looks were just perfect! Very inspiring bridal options.

  56. Such an incredible experience !
    You look absolutely stunning in theses pictures. So romantic !
    My favorite is the last dress. So perfect !
    I love all the differents ways to wear one dress, very inspiring !
    You're really beautiful.

  57. This would have been such a fun experience to have your hair and makeup done and feel like you're being fussed over for the whole shoot! Plus you look incredible in that dress, and it is really impressive that they have so many different options and ways to wear it. I'm not even thinking of getting married any time soon but whether it's a wedding dress or not getting to get all dolled up and wear beautiful clothes is always a fun time! :)

  58. Perfect pictures dear! The dresses are very beautiful!

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

  59. OMG, you are made to modeling bride dresses, Gabrielle!
    You look really incredible in these photos, so beautiful and full of grace!
    Your make up and hairstyle is really amazing, and the looks are one better then another, my fav is the last one!
    Seems you really had great time there, isn't it? :)

    1. I certainly did have a lovely time, thank you Silvia! :)

      Gabrielle x

  60. Wow!! Really fantastic photos <33 You look like a princess :)

  61. You look stunning in these dresses, Gabrielle.

    Nina's Style Blog

  62. Those dresses are so lovely and dreamy, you look stunning! :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  63. Eight absolutely stunning looks - you just look gorgeous! So dreamy and beautiful ♡

    Miriam x

  64. Wow! Can't explain how stunning you look in all of them :) You are such a beauty <3
    Wonderful post dear <3
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

  65. These few accessories really make all the difference! And you will make a stunning bride one day, Gabrielle.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  66. W O W!!!!!!

  67. Wow Gabrielle you look STUNNING!! such a beautiful post. Gemma x

  68. Oh girl you look so graceful in these photos. The dresses look amazing on you Gabrielle. Well done on the modelling.

  69. Oh wow, you look stunning! These dresses are beautiful, what a lovely photoshoot.

    Corinne x

  70. When I first saw it in Instagram, I thought you are getting married! Haha. You look stunning dear, I love the 'bridal look' on you, and wow, this is such an incredible wedding dress, it's ingenious how you can wear it eight ways! My fave so far is look number five.

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

  71. You looked absolutely stunning Gabrielle! I'm so proud of you. I loved all the dresses. I use to work in a bridal shop and I think separates are so cool. There wasn't that option way back when. You looked beautiful.

  72. My god Gabrielle, you make the most beautiful bride! I particularly love the first one and the strapless ones on you! I was approached by my local shopping centre to feature in a bridal shoot and post, seeing this I'm so glad I turned it down. You look absolutely stunning!
    Jaz xoxo

  73. You look absolutely gorgeous in these photos, you make a stunning bride! The makeup is especially beautiful and the dresses are fit for a princess. I also like the idea of separates, very unique.

    Shann Eileen |

  74. Be still my beating heart indeed, you make such a stunning bride!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  75. omg be, you look absolutely breath-taking!!! I think this is my favourite blog post you have ever done, this si jst amazing! I can feel all the wedding excitement coming up!

  76. WOW ! You look super pretty and the dresses are georgous !!

    Keep the good work :)

    Kenza from

  77. Wow, you look so beautiful in all of these dresses! And that photo of you sitting on the window sill is actually phenomenal. So fairytale'esque as well!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  78. You look absolutely incredible - what an amazing collab, you make a perfect bridal model! Completely in love with those straps that were added at step 4, and these photos look like something out of a fairytale xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  79. This is such a stunning post you look look utterly mesmerising! You make a wonderful Bridal Model that's for sure, seriously gorgeous. Both the unique way of wearing the dress appeals and your makeup looks ever so elegant.

    This is one of my favourite posts from you Gabrielle, seriously you look utterly stunning.

    Your Bouquet is really stunning, the colours are gorgeous and ever so warming.

    Such a stunning post!

    Sending you love and hugs,

    Laura xo

  80. Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? :)


  81. I´ve seen some of your bridal pictures on Instagram and I was thinking wow. You are looking so pretty and all these dresses are so cute and the photos are amazing! xoxo


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