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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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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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Blush pink illusion back wedding dress for Alexandra

Palest blush satin with ivory organza and tulle layered on top. This commission was lots of fun as the bride is a designer herself and really only wanted me for the labour, all the design was her own! Alexandra also did all the lace and beading work herself, on a spectacular dress that I created...

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Modern Classic beaded lace and silk georgette wedding dress for Sarah Louise

I made Sarah-Louise’s dress in Ruched silk georgette with a gentle fishtail flare. The lace over-bodice had scalloped edging and a button back. Official photographs by Sebastian Lomas The dress was made in two parts, a strapless underdress in ivory silk Georgette (a type of matt finish chiffon) and a removable beaded lace over-bodice. The...

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Art Deco silk and lace bias cut wedding dress for Katherine

A contemporary fusion of 1930’s and Victorian fantasy elements went into the design of Katherine’s wedding dress. Official photography by?Debs Ivelja The main dress was made of buttermilk coloured silk satin and ivory lace with subtle gold thread running through it. The bustle was made of silk chiffon in five subtle dusty-pastel colours and ivory...

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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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