I create luxurious wedding dresses, combining my skill and your dreams, for adventurous brides who seek the extraordinary in dress form. With bespoke bridal there are no limits to the possibilities, whatever your style or figure.
The creation of each bespoke wedding dress involves a design consultation, perfecting the fit and a couture finish. Prices usually start at £1800 + fabrics but are as varied as the needs of my clients.
Let me use my artistry and expertise to conjure your dress to reality.
Enquiries for weddings in 2021, 2022 and 2023 are welcome.
I start just one dress per month, and each dress takes 6-12 weeks to complete.
At present I have bespoke commission start dates available from July 2021 onwards, suitable for weddings in summer 2021 and beyond.
I take on a limited number of bridal alterations per month. I am fully booked April-August with slots available from September 2021.
I love reassuring brides who have found off the peg shopping intimidating or disappointing because Bespoke Bridal is the perfect alternative! It’s not like buying on the high street where you join a crowd of brides who identify with the style of a particular wedding dress designer. I do NOT seek to impose my own style on my clients.
Central to my philosophy is being able to distil the essence of each client into dress form. The design and fit will be perfect because the unique dress is an expression of a unique bride.
I encourage brides to shrug off the pressure to conform. See my blog post all about this.
I create dresses that tell a story. The story of this bride on this day. Unique, personal and unforgettable.
I start by taking extensive measurements and then draft a unique pattern for each bride. You will try on a toile (practice run) and then a series of fittings ensures perfection of fit and comfort.
I love to help brides with unusual figures or who need a plus size wedding dress. Whether you would like your dress to just grace your figure, disguise problem areas or show off your curves, my method will work for you!
Past clients have said I helped them feel confident and glorious on their wedding day.
I have been making bespoke wedding dresses for more than 15 years. My training in Costume for theatre and film, and four years as a bridal alterations seamstress, led me to my specialism.
With an understanding of the different ways of cutting and shaping dresses through the centuries, I can draw on hundreds of years of technical and design knowledge. This means I can use my couture skills to create elegant and contemporary gowns as well as historical and theatrical styles. One of my greatest pleasures is seeing my clients over the moon with happiness as their dress ideas come to life.
True to my background in theatre I approach each wedding dress as I would a costume. A costume tells you about the character and story of someone in a film or play. In the same way, I think the purpose of your wedding dress is to say something special about this woman on this day. A wedding dress tells the story of your past and your hopes for the future. That’s why the dress is so important, special, and unique.
Look out for my pink front door
With junction 8 of the m25 just 15 minutes up the hill I'm lucky to meet brides from all over the South East. I've had clients travel from Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Brighton.
Brides often remark what a delightful surprise it is to find me close to home in East Surrey, for brides coming from Redhill, Reigate, Caterham, Horley, Dorking or Guildford.
But my clients travel too, as access is easy from London by train or car. Redhill is only 40 minutes direct from Victoria or London Bridge.
Overseas clients are common too as Gatwick airport is only 10 minutes away by train, or 20 minutes in a taxi. And Heathrow airport is an easy 40 minutes around the M25 from my studio
painted dress in cornfield: dm photography
blush dress in garden: lasting impressions by lucy
floral dress on beach: thomas frost photography
green victorian dress: yn photography
purple dress coat: jessica jill partridge,
red necklace back dress: adam rowley
family with parasol: bristy chowdry
bride on sofa: lex fleming
kissing couple in garden: @neliprahova
Mountain top bride: picture by the groom
Dipdye bride: Andrew Wilkinson
Art deco Bride on a lawn: Debs Ivelja
Felicity Westmacott Headshots: Paola de Paola
Vicki Tyler's Wedding: Vivien Woods
Now Booking (left): Wedding Shooter
(right) Fleur Challis
Perfect Fit: Christelle Photo
For photos with reviews visit the review page for credits
Couple with bicycle: Lasting Impressions by Lucy
Bride in Chinese garden: Terry Li Photography
Couple walking to Teepee tents: alextentersphotography
Scottish couple: Credit not supplied (please get in touch)
Bride against graffiti wall: Jessica Jill Partridge,
Classic bride with orchids: Simon Hooley
Leather jacket bridesmaids: Joanna Bongard
gothic bride: lex fleming