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Ethereal lace and chiffon cowl back wedding dress for Vicki

Vicki commissioned a dress in ivory soft satin and Georgette with a cowl back and hand appliqu?d lace. Official photographs by Vivien Woods A short video of Vikki’s dress being worn here: Vicki’s?Dress The dress has and empire line bodice, lightly boned with a sweetheart neckline and shaped straps. The skirt was made of layered...

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Off the shoulder long sleeve silk and tulle wedding dress for Alison

Alison commissioned a soft floaty gown in silk satin and tulle.?The dress was cut with simple princess seams and a fitted, lightly boned bodice with invisible zip back closure. The soft look was created through the use of many layers, two layers of soft ivory silk-tulle, soft ivory satin, an interlining for strength and then...

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Teal blue silk Flamenco inspired wedding dress for mature bride Liz

Made in teal shot silk Liz’s dress has a boned bodice with ruching to the hip and a wide off the shoulder neckline. The skirt falls in graduated tiers of waterfall frills. Hand appliqu? of teal lace adds sparkle and texture to the neckline and skirt. Liz had shoes dyed and embellished with matching lace...

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Informal Wedding Dress in Rose Pink and Lace for Registry Office Wedding

Clare wanted something pretty but informal and not too ‘wedding’ for her special day. She knew from the start that a rose pink informal wedding dress was the way forward. She brought a skirt she loved to her design consultation with gorgeous little godet flare inserts at the back which we used as a basis...

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Gold duchess silk satin and lace sleeve wedding dress for mature bride, Julia

Julia’s wedding venue was a grand stately home her dress needed to compliment this and her figure. So we designed this elegant dress made in gold silk duchess satin and rose gold lace. Official photography by?sophieduckworthphotography.com The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with a plunge neckline fading to narrow straps. Pleated fabric in...

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1950’s white taffeta and diamante detail wedding dress and short veil for Aine

Aine commissioned a 1950’s style wedding dress made up in white taffeta. Wedding photography by?Michael Dillon The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with square shaped neckline and invisible zip back closure. The flared, knee length skirt?has soft white tulle peeking out below. Both the waistline and neckline are decorated with white and silver...

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Teal shot silk dupion and ivory beaded lace bridesmaids dresses for Nicola

Nicola’s daughter and niece were her two beautiful bridesmaids. With two very different ages and figures we created design elements that could be used to link the styles together. Both dresses are made from peacock blue silk dupion with a beaded lace back which creeps forward over the shoulders. Ellie’s dress was made in a...

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Pale gold silk satin and ivory beaded lace wedding dress for Nicola

Simple and elegant dress made in pale gold, buttermilk, soft silk satin and ivory beaded lace. The dress has a fitted and softly boned bodice in layered silk and lace with the pretty scalloped edging used to soften the line of the waist. A v-neckline and integral inch wide straps are finished with a clean...

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Edwardian inspired lace and satin with rosebud trim wedding dress for mature bride, Barbara

Being an older bride does not mean you have to conform to anyone’s idea of how a ‘mature lady’ should dress and I love that Barbara lived her dream! Edwardian inspired dress made from duchess satin and beaded Guipure lace. The dress is trimmed with gathered lace flounces and groups of pink flowers. Made in...

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Guipure lace, illusion back and fishtail wedding dress for Ayesha

Stunning dress in winter white duchess satin and bold guipure lace. The bodice was built on skin coloured illusion tulle netting with an open back and plunging front neckline. A simple fitted fishtail skirt with dramatic round train balanced the detail above. Official photography by DSVisuals Ayesha’s bodice had beaded guipure-lace hand appliqu?d onto a...

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