Step Inside the Studio of AM Faulkner Bridal

THE LONDON-BASED BRIDAL DESIGNER GAVE US THE SCOOP, FROM VEIL STYLING TO WHAT INSPIRED HER LATEST COLLECTION

Step Inside the Studio of AM Faulkner Bridal


THE LONDON-BASED BRIDAL DESIGNER GAVE US THE SCOOP, FROM VEIL STYLING TO WHAT INSPIRED HER LATEST COLLECTION

Step Inside the Studio of
AM Faulkner Bridal

THE LONDON-BASED BRIDAL DESIGNER GAVE US THE SCOOP, FROM VEIL STYLING TO WHAT INSPIRED HER LATEST COLLECTION


Glitter? Check. Polka dots? Yep. Daisies? She's got 'em. Ann-Marie Faulkner, the designer behind AM Faulkner Bridal, creates bridal veils and accessories that are modern while also impossibly fun and full of whimsy.

Glitter? Check. Polka dots? Yep. Daisies? She's got 'em. Ann-Marie Faulkner, the designer behind AM Faulkner Bridal, creates bridal veils and accessories that are modern while also impossibly fun and full of whimsy.

Here's a look behind the scenes at her East London studio, where Ann-Marie gave us a peak into her design influences, trends she loves, and much more.

Here's a look behind the scenes at her East London studio, where Ann-Marie gave us a peak into her design influences, trends she loves, and much more.


What drew you to become a designer for bridal pieces?

I originally started as a mainline fashion accessories label but got a few requests for wedding pieces. I made more and more bespoke wedding pieces which resulted in me setting up a separate bridal label and now 99% of my work is bridal! I love working in the bridal industry; designing and making something for someone’s big day makes me truly happy.

Tell us a little bit about your studio space and what your day-to-day looks like.

My studio is based in Stratford, right in the heart of East London. I’m just about to move into a larger studio which I’m really excited about as it means for the first time I will have a designated showroom space to really showcase my work.

I’m in the studio most days when I’m not looking after my 2-year-old son. I’m usually working on client orders and have just started sampling fabrics for a new 2020 collection which is my favorite thing to do.

 

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

When I first started I probably would have said minimalist, but over the years my work has evolved and I would probably now say maximalist! I’m obsessed with texture and most of my pieces are now really embellished and tactile.

Glitter? Check. Polka dots? Yep. Daisies? She's got 'em. Ann-Marie Faulkner, the designer behind AM Faulkner Bridal, creates bridal veils and accessories that are modern while also impossibly fun and full of whimsy.

Any trends you're seeing lately that you are loving?

I am really loving the dried flower trend just now. My mum used to dry flowers when I was little so I have always loved them. Seeing them incorporated into peoples' weddings is great as it’s a fresh take on an old idea.

 

How should a bride go about selecting a veil?

The main things to consider are color and length. An ivory dress with a white veil will clash massively, so always check colors outside in natural daylight to get a true color read. I can always provide my brides with a tulle swatch before they purchase, just in case. The most flattering length is chapel as that frames you and elongates the body. If you’re not into a full-length veil then fingertip length is also very flattering. Anything in between fingertip and chapel tends to cut you in half. When it comes to decoration, just make sure the veil is not fighting the dress! Also, remember veils are fun! It’s not very often you get to wear one so go for it!

What drew you to become a designer for bridal pieces?

I originally started as a mainline fashion accessories label but got a few requests for wedding pieces. I made more and more bespoke wedding pieces which resulted in me setting up a separate bridal label and now 99% of my work is bridal! I love working in the bridal industry; designing and making something for someone’s big day makes me truly happy.

What were some of the inspirations and design influences behind your most recent collection?
 

The new collection is called ‘Bleach’ and was inspired by a recent trip to Mexico and Oaxaca in particular. The new collection draws inspiration from the warm, sun bleached colors that were everywhere. Also the textiles, patterns and cultures I absorbed whilst there were a source of inspiration.

Tell us a little bit about your studio space and what your day-to-day looks like.

My studio is based in Stratford, right in the heart of East London. I’m just about to move into a larger studio which I’m really excited about as it means for the first time I will have a designated showroom space to really showcase my work.

I’m in the studio most days when I’m not looking after my 2-year-old son. I’m usually working on client orders and have just started sampling fabrics for a new 2020 collection which is my favorite thing to do.

 

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

When I first started I probably would have said minimalist, but over the years my work has evolved and I would probably now say maximalist! I’m obsessed with texture and most of my pieces are now really embellished and tactile.

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Here's a look behind the scenes at her East London studio, where Ann-Marie gave us a peak into her design influences, trends she loves, and much more.

What drew you to become a designer for bridal pieces?

I originally started as a mainline fashion accessories label but got a few requests for wedding pieces. I made more and more bespoke wedding pieces which resulted in me setting up a separate bridal label and now 99% of my work is bridal! I love working in the bridal industry; designing and making something for someone’s big day makes me truly happy.

Tell us a little bit about your studio space and what your day-to-day looks like.

My studio is based in Stratford, right in the heart of East London. I’m just about to move into a larger studio which I’m really excited about as it means for the first time I will have a designated showroom space to really showcase my work.

I’m in the studio most days when I’m not looking after my 2-year-old son. I’m usually working on client orders and have just started sampling fabrics for a new 2020 collection which is my favorite thing to do.

 

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

When I first started I probably would have said minimalist, but over the years my work has evolved and I would probably now say maximalist! I’m obsessed with texture and most of my pieces are now really embellished and tactile.

Any trends you're seeing lately that you are loving?

I am really loving the dried flower trend just now. My mum used to dry flowers when I was little so I have always loved them. Seeing them incorporated into peoples' weddings is great as it’s a fresh take on an old idea.

 

How should a bride go about selecting a veil?

The main things to consider are color and length. An ivory dress with a white veil will clash massively, so always check colors outside in natural daylight to get a true color read. I can always provide my brides with a tulle swatch before they purchase, just in case. The most flattering length is chapel as that frames you and elongates the body. If you’re not into a full-length veil then fingertip length is also very flattering. Anything in between fingertip and chapel tends to cut you in half. When it comes to decoration, just make sure the veil is not fighting the dress! Also, remember veils are fun! It’s not very often you get to wear one so go for it!

Any trends you're seeing lately that you are loving?

I am really loving the dried flower trend just now. My mum used to dry flowers when I was little so I have always loved them. Seeing them incorporated into peoples' weddings is great as it’s a fresh take on an old idea.

 

How should a bride go about selecting a veil?

The main things to consider are color and length. An ivory dress with a white veil will clash massively, so always check colors outside in natural daylight to get a true color read. I can always provide my brides with a tulle swatch before they purchase, just in case. The most flattering length is chapel as that frames you and elongates the body. If you’re not into a full-length veil then fingertip length is also very flattering. Anything in between fingertip and chapel tends to cut you in half. When it comes to decoration, just make sure the veil is not fighting the dress! Also, remember veils are fun! It’s not very often you get to wear one so go for it!

What were some of the inspirations and design influences behind your most recent collection?
 

The new collection is called ‘Bleach’ and was inspired by a recent trip to Mexico and Oaxaca in particular. The new collection draws inspiration from the warm, sun bleached colors that were everywhere. Also the textiles, patterns and cultures I absorbed whilst there were a source of inspiration.

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What were some of the inspirations and design influences behind your most recent collection?
 

The new collection is called ‘Bleach’ and was inspired by a recent trip to Mexico and Oaxaca in particular. The new collection draws inspiration from the warm, sun bleached colors that were everywhere. Also the textiles, patterns and cultures I absorbed whilst there were a source of inspiration.

SHOP HER LATEST COLLECTION:

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