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Vintage Restyle Maternity Wedding Dress for Sophie

Sophie and I worked to restyle her Grandmother’s vintage wedding dress into a relaxed maternity wedding dress for a modern boho bride. The original vintage wedding dress Sophie’s wedding dress story is too perfect for words. At her first consultation she brought me the top of her Grandmother’s wedding suit. An exquisite creation in quite...

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Wedding Dress Trends 2020 for brides to be

Some people think wedding dresses are timeless and don’t change as fast as other fashion, but this is not true at all. In all fashion cycles you get the fashion-forward styles, that are breaking new ground and bucking current convention.

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Downton Abbey Wedding dress: Country fete styled Photoshoot

Our photoshoot with elegant Downton Abbey vibes and breezy summer colours made this August wedding day the perfect country fete styled wedding.

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Choosing an alternative wedding dress: Brides, dress to please yourself, not others.

You will love your dress but no one else will love it as much as you do. Don?t compromise on anything to please others.

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Classic modern low back chantilly lace wedding dress for Rikki

Rikki commissioned a simple, modern chantilly lace wedding dress. Her dress had a sweetheart bodice with lace overlay and lowback complimented by layered silk georgette for the full skirt and train. I made the dress with a lightly boned bodice in a classic sweetheart neckline that then swept low at the back. The whole bodice...

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Green and gold waterfall-train lace wedding dress for Felicity (me!)

Having worked so much in ivory and white I decided to be bright and colourful on my own wedding day. My dress was made with a boned bodice in green silk with a gold lace overlay. The bodice has a pointed waistline, sweetheart neckline, shaped straps and a peplum at the back. The bodice fastened...

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Labyrinth Wedding Dress: Inspiration photoshoot with same sex couple

I loved making this labyrinth wedding dress to feature in the styled photoshoot. We combined the fantasy of a fairyland wedding with the solid reality of an English Tudor castle backdrop. Florals with glass globes and touches of ultra-violet, a gingerbread maze wedding cake, a modern take on the fantasy ball gown with accessories to...

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Illusion back lace and full skirt wedding dress for Vanessa

Ivory silk dupion and lace dress with illusion bodice. Button back fastening and organza train the scalloped lace edging. Official wedding pictures by Vincent Opoku of www.vopoku.com Vanessa’s dress was truly a game of two halves, with a full, silk skirt to be supported from the waist with the delicate illusion bodice above. The tulle...

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Burnt orange silk, tea length bridesmaids dresses for Amanda

Modelled by Jenny, Zoe, Anna and Charlie Amanda commissioned four bridesmaid dresses and five cravats for her wedding. The princess line dresses had strapless sweet-heart necklines with a ‘ballet’ style gathered piece at centre front. They were made from a copper coloured silk-dupion with honey coloured tulle peeping out from the tea-length hem. An invisible...

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Pale blue silk tulle and sequin fairytale wedding dress for Keely

Keely commissioned a dress in layered blue and ivory tulle over shot taffeta with ruched detailing and subtle sequin highlights. Official photographs by www.simonhooleyphotography.co.uk Keely’s ethereal dress has a fitted and bond bodice with sweetheart neckline and tiny puffed tulle sleeves. The main dress is made from pale blue and gold shot taffeta, over layers...

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