Kindling is used to light a fire: to fuel a spark that keeps on burning and warm you up. It ignites, illuminates and awakens the flame.
Kindling Bridal is an evolving collection of ceremonial dresses for the modern bride. We take a free-spirited and romantic approach to creating beautiful, timeless gowns that allow the wearer to simultaneously feel completely herself, yet like she never felt before.
Our name comes from the small piece of wood that lights the fire, because your wedding dress is a small detail amongst a bigger picture, we believe that it’s the kindling that fuels the spark; our dresses ignite the spirit.
Our mission is to make a dress that embodies all of the deep-rooted emotions, romance and magic that lay within each and every marriage. We respect the traditions but we like to do things a little differently, too.
All dresses are designed in a small, beautiful Yorkshire valley studio and are made to order in the UK, using the finest pure silks and intricate laces. We have a strong focus on fabric and fit, because we want our brides to be comfortable and feel beautiful on their wedding day.
Inspired by nature, adventure and true romance, we hope our dresses embody a timelessness that captures each and every Kindling Bride’s individual spirit.
Fuel the Spark
Kindling Bridal founder Kerri Walton was inspired to start her own bridal wear label after searching for her own wedding dress in late 2016. She knew the bohemian, modern and relaxed style she had in mind but, after visiting some very cool bridal boutiques, she realised just how important it was to her to find something with high quality fabrics that was made in the UK, so she set out designing and making her own.
Having graduated with a degree in fashion design, Kerri went on to work with brands in London, Norway and Australia. On her return to the UK, after a couple of years travelling throughout Asia, Australasia and South America, she struggled to settle with a design role within the contemporary fashion industry, which often relies heavily on outsourcing production outside of the UK.
This is how Kindling’s spark ignited.
Now, Kerri creates more than just bridal wear; she captures the essence of real, organic love with simply stunning modern designs. She unites a laid back, modern bohemian aesthetic, with her desire to create a brand that is as ethical as possible; something she hopes to continually improve and develop.