As à propos as can be, literary-chic stronghold Anthropologie just launched its long-awaited bridal offshoot, BHLDN, on Valentine’s Day. Brides-to-be everywhere, please join me in giving up a big “Awwwwwww.”
Floral Artwork Dress, $1,800
Fondant Tea Dress, $600
Greenbow Lace Dress, $600
BHLDN, which stands for Beholden, was inspired by the Dutch word houden: to keep. This is truly a gorgeous collection that, albeit rather small at the moment, offers up something for everyone–especially given its pleasing price range of $600-$4,000. These aren’t the gowns you’ll find at David’s Bridal or that little shop down the street–or anywhere, for that matter. These are the gowns of our dreams—whether for the flower children, for the old Hollywood glamour girl, or even for the couture collector.
Tulle Era Dress, $2,600
Ribboned Silk Gown, $1,600
Zinnia Dress, $1,800
BHLDN takes pride in producing heirloom-quality wedding gowns so that each and every bride will have a truly personal look, putting forth mixes of unexpected fabrics and hues, as well as little, hidden details. While these dresses are pre-made to order, they are constructed in such a way that allows for easy alterations (or even additions), so there’s really no need to fret too much about placing an online order for your most special frock. I’ve included a few of my favorites from the line, but I urge you to take a stroll through the entirety of the website, where you’ll find a bevy of breathtaking shoes, boleros, and hair adornments. And, if/when I ever get (re)married, you bet your something borrowed and something blue I will be shopping here!