In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Blue Banana has collaborated with Run With Scissors studio to bring our customers an awesome surprise!

Run With Scissors is an independent Cardiff-based studio that creates gorgeous bridal wear with an alternative edge. Focusing on luxury materials and designs with particular attention to detail, designer Robi likes to push the envelope when it comes to her creations. Robi has designed an amazing dress for any alternative individual that wants to look a little different on their wedding day.

Who would suit this dress? 

If you’re an individual that doesn’t conform to traditional ways then this dress will be perfect for you. Whether you like to flaunt what you’ve got or cover certain areas, this dress is versatile. Wear it in all its glory or with a gorgeous slip dress underneath; no matter how you wear it, you’re sure to turn heads on your big day!

Robi has used a gorgeous black lace for the dress that is very much up our street! This alternative wedding dress also features some delicate pleating on the bodice that gathers in the middle. The asymmetrical hem gives flow to the elegant train of dark lace. The most eye-catching part of the dress is the beautiful shoulder detail made from simple black tulle; it’s also detachable. We couldn’t talk about this dress without mentioning the pockets - that’s right, pockets! Keep all of your necessary items close on your wedding day with its large pockets.

Model Laura has opted for a pair of black Dr Marten boots for this shoot and we think it’s the perfect pairing! Stomp the aisle in style with a pair of Dr Martens and this gorgeous unique dress!

At Run With Scissors, you may notice that each dress has a unique name. Each crafted item has a personal touch from designer Robi that makes each and every garment special. Here’s what Robi has to say about her latest creation with Blue Banana:

“This particular dress was chosen from a series of designs specially created for Blue Banana. And she was chosen, I feel, because of her edgy silhouette, delicate attention to detail and her ability to be an incredibly versatile piece of bridal couture.

Her name is Sunday.

She is made from an incredibly delicate black Chantilly lace. A pleated bodice that gently creates the impression of a beautifully structured waist. Its split front skirt elongates the leg that pools gently into a beautiful train.

She can be worn with our beautifully simple crepe-backed satin slip that touches the floor, taking your eye to the train of lace. Alternatively, for a more avant-garde look, pair Sunday with a lingerie set to allow her lace to really shine.

Arguably, Sunday's most talked about feature is her shoulder detail. Made using soft black tulle, ruffled into translucent shards that frame the face and create a feature. It is removable, with two inconspicuous poppers on the shoulder, allowing you to easily remove it for a versatile look, meaning you can get more than one wear out of your wedding dress.

Sunday is the perfect addition to the Run With Scissors cult. An absolute badass with delicate attention to detail.”

Supporting Small Businesses

Get your hands on a handmade, one-of-a-kind wedding dress from Run With Scissors! If you’re interested in purchasing Sunday for your big day then head over to their Instagram page or pop into store to speak to a member of the team about how you can get your hands on this gorgeous piece. You can find Robi over on Instagram and TikTok . If you want a one-of-a-kind dress made by Robi then visit the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique in Penarth, Wales.

This venture would not be complete without mentioning the gorgeous work of local florist, Wild Posies. Alex has brought her keen eye for detail with this shoot. Alex has chosen plenty of red and white flowers to contrast with the black lace dress. These pops of colour serve to enhance the dress with their delicate arrangement. You could even take inspiration from her floral display to create a gorgeous, gothic bouquet for your wedding day. Check out Wilde Posies over on Instagram to see all her work. 

Our talented photographer Callum Scott has captured the dark beauty of this dress in this photoshoot. You can see the full shoot over on our Facebook page. Check out Callum’s work on Instagram.

Launch Party

From Saturday 8th October, the Blue Banana x Run With Scissors dress will be available for viewing in our Cardiff store and will then make its way around to every Blue Banana storefront.

Head down to the Cardiff store on Queen Street to see this stunning piece up close. If you can’t make it to Cardiff for the big reveal then don’t worry! You can see the reveal live on Cardiff’s Instagram page at 11 am on 8th October.