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Tag Archives: Satin

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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Silver wedding dress: Tuscany Photoshoot Inspiration

bride at sunset in Italy wears wedding dress with sleeves

Neli and Neiko asked me for a dress for their rustic, Italian styled photoshoot. This silver wedding dress was designed with country weddings in mind. I used boho, elegant styling with a modern vintage vibe in mind when I designed in the dress. Silver Wedding Dress Design I made the dress from delicate antique silver,...

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Butterfly wing hand beaded ivory and aqua blue wedding dress for Katie

butterfly and orchid wedding

Butterfly wing dress with pale blue green edging and hand beading. Official Wedding pictures by www.katebellinger-photography.co.uk Simple ivory satin dress with sweetheart neckline and halter strap. The bias-cut skirt flows from the underbust line with silk georgette ‘wing’ panels laid over the top and extending onto the train at the back. The beading was all...

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Ethereal lace and chiffon cowl back wedding dress for Vicki

cowl back wedding dress with train silk georgette and satin

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

wedding dress with train

Alison commissioned a soft floaty gown in silk satin and tulle for her wedding in 2008. 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,...

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

champagne with the groom rose pink informal wedding dress

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

beaded ivory lace bodice and ruched skirt wedding dress

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

wrist loop for train bride made to measure

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

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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Blush pink illusion back wedding dress for Alexandra

ornate beaded low back wedding dress with cowl

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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