How to describe a dream that was real? Inspired by the beautiful poem of the same name by Dorianne Laux Hermione’s most recent collection is a journey through the past into the gift of the present. Shot surrounded by the incomparable beauty of the Kelso sand dunes Hermione rejects the breathless poignancy of regret. In its place she embraces the imperfection of a life filled with joy and emotion arrived at on the back of every mistake. Take a moment to have gratitude for where you are on your journey, you’ve accomplished a lot and need to appreciate it. As the evening primrose blooms through the sand and the rose quartz dunes sing across the Mohave Desert an enchanted wedding dress tells the story of this love and the threads of history past present and future woven into it.
Hermione is celebrated for her design house’s art couture collections, bespoke creations, customisations and signature personalisation. Notably it was VOGUE USA who credited her with establishing sentimental personalisation as a trend which has subsequentially influenced bridal couture globally.
"Hermione de Paula is setting a new trend for hidden messages and symbols on her gowns… Custom embroidery with your initials, wedding date, or a quote from a love letter woven into the design might be the next big bridal trend. Hermione de Paula is quietly making this her signature in her London studio, offering endless options for brides who want something a little extra for their big day."VOGUE USA
The house of Hermione de Paula is known for celebrating the sustainable aspect of timeless design as it invites you to take a walk through their embroidered garden. With the future in mind, the silhouettes and artworks bloom from their ever growing and evolving botanical artwork library made up of unique hand embroideries and hand painted prints, showcasing the House of HdeP’s heritage and belief that beauty does not have an expiry date.
Hermione de Paula wedding dresses tell the story of love and the threads of our brides history – the personal details from their past present and future woven into them.
Creating dresses sustainably is at the heart of Hermione's design philosophy. As an artist, Hermione has always felt profoundly affected by her environment, its history and her role in its future. In addition to each gown being handcrafted as a piece of heirloom art to cherish and pass down to future generations, proceeds from every gown created will go to Greenpeace.
Hermione de Paula embodies a world in which unparalleled handcraft, exquisite art and the creation of wonderful memories meet. Made by heart and hand each wedding dress is a piece of art. This is a unique dress you will cherish and we will cherish making with you.
We create luxury bridal couture dresses, lingerie and swimwear with skilled artisans and celebrate their craftsmanship so our fabrics and processes are of the highest quality. We also don't want to contribute more waste to the world than is needed so only make to order which ensures quality and environmental respect at every stage. HdeP wedding dresses are a true luxury in a world of fast fashion.
Inspired by Abeona the Roman goddess who protects travellers as they start out on new journeys, children as they take their first steps and all of us as we embrace the opportunity of the unknown Hermione is very excited to present her new collection. Delicate floral prints intertwine with exquisite embroidery as the boundaries between the aisle, red carpet and desert disappear. Always looking to challenge preconceptions which dictate how and when we can experience joy for the old or love of the new Hermione's collection dares you to decide.
Never let another choose how you experience yourself.
Hermione's latest collection is inspired by the semi mythical Udumbara flower. Fact and legend merge with this this delicate and tiny 'auspicious flower from heaven' which measures just 1mm across yet fills the air with its distinct Sandalwood like fragrance. Said to bloom just once every 3000 years as a portent to the reincarnation of the Buddha the history of this celestial flower is entwined with precepts of rarity, profundity and the inevitability of samsara. Mentioned in countless texts Hermione saw the Udumbara flower as the perfect muse to express her vision for the uniqueness of love.
'Just as the fragrance of the Udumbara flower cannot be destroyed, our capacity for enlightenment is always present. The Buddha taught that everyone is a Buddha, everyone is an Udumbara flower.' Thích Nhất Hạnh.
'No-one ever steps in the same river twice for it's not the same river and you are not the same person'. Each of us brings a unique story to our wedding day so immerse yourself in Hermione's cinematic ode to love and watch as her muses bring the dresses and these stories to life.
As soon as you put on a piece of Hermione de Paula swimwear or bridal lingerie your mind will start to travel to the exotic vistas which inspire the signature prints and embroideries. Our holiday sets are just right for honeymoons or adventures in sunny climes.