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Antique silver lace and ivory silk wedding dress for Claire

Claire commissioned a light and elegant dress made in layered ivory silk dupion and organza with silver beaded lace applique. Official photographs by?www.rubielovephotography.co.uk The main dress was made of ivory silk dupion with a fitted and boned bodice and sweetheart neckline. A layer of silk organza over the whole dress extended upwards to a higher...

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Burlesque Wedding Dress and Coat: Styled shoot in London

Creating a burlesque wedding dress for this fabulous shoot showcases everything I love most about my job. From time to time I collaborate with other wedding professionals on styled wedding photoshoots. This one took place in August 2016 in London with the theme ‘City Burlesque’. Our locations including the Duke of York steps on The...

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Ivory silk wedding dress with purple butterfly embroidery for Karen

Simple modern wedding dress in ivory silk dupion with contrast purple silk detail. Hand embroidered butterflies in silk thread and lace appliqu? complete the picture. Karen also had a bridesmaids dresses made bespoke, see here for more pictures. Karen’s dress has a boned bodice with sweetheart neckline, trimmed in palest pink and silver floral lace...

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Mini-me Christening dress and Romper for family C

Tessa commissioned me to create two outfits for her daughters to wear for their baptism day, suitable to their ages, and using the fabric and styling details from her own wedding dress. This is a traditional use for a wedding dress after the big day and a really lovely way to make christening gowns very...

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Lace Wedding Dresses

Working with lace is one of my favourite aspects of wedding dress making. There are so many different types of lace, with evocative names; delicate ‘Chantilly’, bold ‘Guipure’, traditional ‘corded’ or modern ’embroidered’, to name but a few. I have more than 400 samples in my books from lace making regions all over the world....

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Vintage Shell Pink Short Wedding Dress and Jacket for Angela

Wedding dress and jacket in oyster silk duchess satin and chantilly lace. Photography bywww.christellephoto.com Angela wanted a little old world glamour for her wedding so we created this vintage inspired ensemble in luxurious silk duchess satin and French cotton lace. The dress was a simple slimline shape to the knee with a pencil skirt and...

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applique lace fishtail wedding dress and lace edge veil for Lauren

Lauren’s wedding dress was made from matt satin and hand embellished with delicate lace patterns Wedding pictures by Bumble and Brown The dress has a very fitted, princess line bodice, lightly boned and fastening with real buttons and loops at the back. The sweet heart neckline is complimented by a ballet-pinch detail creating a little...

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Traditional silk georgette and guipure lace wedding dress for Izzy

Izzy’s dress was created to be simple and flattering with pretty lace and butterfly detail. The main dress was cut princess line to float around her figure, lightly boned for support. The square neckline and cap sleeves were modest and feminine. Lace applique highlighted Izzy’s waist and the lace up back gave a detail focus...

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Styled Shoot ‘City Burlesque’: behind the scenes on a photoshoot day

The dress needed to have a vintage, showgirl feel and be really sexy but still realistic as a bridal dress, not many people actually get married in a leotard and feathers! The wiggle skirt with a boned bodice hit all these marks showing off our lovely model, Vanessa?s curves and cinching her waist. I added a teal net petticoat that would show when the high/low hem moved and delicate gold lace detail with Swarovski crystals for showgirl glamour!

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