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Category Archives: Coloured wedding dresses

Hand painted wedding dress with colourful flowers

couture wedding dress with painted flowers

Katrina came to me looking for a wedding dress fit for the English Summer. She wanted a beautiful hand painted wedding dress with flowers in a mix of colours (but not pink). We designed the perfect canvas, a bespoke wedding dress in layered white taffeta and silk organza. We started with a base of some...

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Can my wedding dress be dyed?

alternative wedding dress with red dipdye hem

I get asked this question so often I thought it was time to write a few blogs to answer it properly; “Can my wedding dress be dyed another colour?”. The simple answer is Yes, but with risk and difficulty. If I explain the different processes below you can make an informed choice whether or not...

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Can I dye my wedding dress black?

black wedding dress for punk gothic wedding

If knowing whether or not you can dye your wedding dress black (or any other colour) is a deciding factor please see my advice. Unfortunately dyeing an already made garment is very difficult. It’s not impossible but it is very risky and the chance of a ‘perfect’ result is low. I cover ways things can...

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How much does it cost to dye a wedding dress?

silk wedding dress with purple dye

and other useful dying facts… The cost of dying a wedding dress might be £300-£1000 (updated Jan 2023). Much depends on the style and fabrics of the dress in question, the end result required (a dipdye is a lot less work than dying the whole dress) and the skill and charges of the dye-person. A...

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Wedding Dress dyeing service in the UK

wedding dress dyeing service purple being rinsed in sink

I do not offer a wedding dress dyeing service in the uk or anywhere! I do have extensive knowledge of the dye process and as I often get asked if I can dye wedding dresses I have written a series of blog posts to help people decide about dyeing their gowns. Please see these other...

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Tudor wedding dress in red velvet – alternative wedding dress Surrey

alternative wedding dress tufor inspired red velvet fit and flare skirt

Tracey wanted a Tudor inspired wedding dress with a modern twist for her wedding at the Tudor period hotel, Langshott Manor. I love designing alternative wedding dresses so this was a lovely project. The two piece ensemble made in deep red silk velvet has a firmly boned bodice cut in a ‘Tudor’ style with a...

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Cocktail wedding dress in pale blue and lace for Isabelle

pale blue cocktail wedding dress with scalloped lace overlay

I am a huge fan of wearing a bit of colour for your wedding, so this pale blue cocktail wedding dress hits all the right buttons! The dress has a cute, vintage, 1950’s wiggle dress vibe and suited Isabelle perfectly. Simple and sweet bridal mini-dress with tiered ivory lace skirt. Pale blue silk satin shows...

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Victorian Wedding Dress in Pale Blue Silk for Eleanor

pleated frill victorian wedding dress on church path

Eleanor commissioned a beautiful Victorian wedding dress in palest blue embroidered silk dupion. I designed Eleanor’s dress using a mixture of historical sources as inspiration. Tudor, 18th century and Victorian corsetry came together to create a dress that flattered her petite but curvy figure. I made Eleanor’s dress with a fitted and boned bodice and...

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Halloween Wedding Dress in Las Vegas

las vegas wedding alternative bride and groom white and purple

Gorgeous Ellie was married in Vegas on Halloween and her dress was a wonderful mixture of fifties shape, modern styling and subtle Halloween detail.

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Relaxed Pale Blush Wedding Dress for a Vegan Wedding

bespoke wedding dress for vegan bride in summer garden

Janna’s relaxed wedding dress was made to compliment her (mostly) vegan celebration that took place in a Devon on a perfect summer day. I made her a dress in layered pale pink tulle, delicate chantilly lace and vintage silk satin jacquard. The design was as relaxed and summery as the day Janna had planned. Wedding...

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