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Indian Fusion Wedding Dress with Latkan Photoshoot

ivory wedding top with latkan open back

Just before lockdowns began in 2020 I created an Indian Fusion wedding dress for a photoshoot with a London team of suppliers. We wanted to create inspiration for the many mixed culture weddings being planned in the UK. I showcased my fusion wedding dress design skills with an ensemble of ivory silk top, skirt and...

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Classic modern low back chantilly lace wedding dress for Rikki

town city wedding bride ivory georgette

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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Illusion neckline wedding dress with lace bodice and statement full skirt

corded lace illusion net lace bespoke wedding dress

Illusion neckline wedding dress with lace bodice and full silk skirt. Button back fastening and organza train the scalloped lace edging. Vanessa’s dress was truly a game of two halves, with a full, silk skirt to be supported from the waist and a delicate illusion neckline bodice above. I dyed the tulle to match her...

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

sisters bridesmaids custom design and make

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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Guipure lace, illusion back and fishtail wedding dress for Ayesha

just married bride and groom guipure lace bodice

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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Green Velvet Dress and Silk Wrap for Susan

mother and daughter on her wedding day bespoke mother of the bride dress forest green velvet with sleeves

Susan asked me to make her this classic dress in stunning forest green velvet. The dramatic plunge back and colourful embellishment contrasts with the understated and simple elegance of the front. Official photographs by Feather & Birch Photography The dress was cut princess line, knee length with boat neckline at the front. Susan opted for...

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Classic ivory silk and lace low back dress and veil for Charlie

charlie 19 vintage car traditional wedding ivory silk dress and veil

Charlotte commissioned a dress in layered silk satin and Georgette with a dramatic low back filled with beaded lace. Official Wedding Pictures by Sarah McDonnell The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with a sweet heart neckline below a yoke of beaded lace. The back of the main dress plunges low but is filled...

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Organza waterfall fishtail wedding dress, restyled for Hannah

custom wedding dress alteration restyle new skirt

This is Hannah’s wedding dress which was a ‘restyle’ rather than made from scratch. She found the almost perfect dress in a bridal boutique but brought it to me to have the skirt changed to the organza waterfall loveliness she craved. Official photography by Adebayo Deru Whole circles of crisp pale ivory organza were cut...

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“Frost on the leaves” Autumn and Dip dye Photoshoot

falling leaves autumn bride

From time to time I collaborate with other wedding professionals on styled wedding photoshoots. This one took place in November 2016 in leafy Surrey with the theme “Frost on the Leaves”. We wanted to explore the underrated beauty of the late English Autumn, a magical time of coloured leaves and silver frost. You can see...

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Illusion back lace wedding dress for Helen

Backless illusion bespoke lace wedding dress against a rose arch

Illusion back lace wedding dress for Helen. The bodice was a traditional sweetheart shape, lightly boned but totally cut away at the back. A simple straight skirt and train balanced the drama of the sheer tulle and lace applique back and sleeves. Official photography by Alex Tenters Photography The lace on Helen’s dress was bought...

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