Anna

Anna wore a bespoke beauty for her vintage winter wedding; long sleeved fine lace with scalloped cuffs and collar with a full satin skirt.

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Beautiful Anna

Anna approached me just ten weeks before her big day, a bewildered bride in a slight state of Pinterest panic. She had collected some beautiful ideas so I was really excited to work with her to create her dream dress but she was feeling overwhelmed and slightly stressed about her dress. I knew that deep down in her heart of hearts she knew what she wanted so we worked together to

Her dress started life as a full layered tulle skirt with a fitted knee length satin bodice with illusion mesh sleeves with embroidered motifs :

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Anna’s Original Design

However, this design just wasn’t to come to fruition – Anna had some doubts about the sheer sleeves and the fullness of the skirt and I was really pleased that she felt able to raise her concerns after the design had been confirmed and work had commenced. With just four weeks until the big day it was a bold move to make a complete change of design but I am so glad that she did this rather than settle for a dress that she wasn’t completely in love with.

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The Revised Design Pack

The pressure was on with just one month to start over but Anna was the most calm and laid back bride and I felt wonderful knowing that she had complete trust in me. Anna had seen a lovely photograph of a dress with a full satin skirt so we selected a beautiful soft satin and an absolutely stunning fine lace to create a long sleeved bodice.

I really enjoyed getting to know Anna, she is such a beautiful person inside and out. She even text me on her wedding day with the most lovely photographs and message :

“Everyone loves the dress. A passer by stopped and said that my dress made me look like a fairy princess!! I have felt so wonderful in the dress all day so thank you again, I just can’t believe how beautiful it looks. What a perfect day. Xxx”

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Photography By Nina Jarman

 

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Maids of Chelsee

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I was thrilled when Chelsee asked me to make the dresses for her five bridesmaids for her beautiful beach wedding in Ibiza.

Chelsee is a friend and ex-colleague from the fashion industry. Being a sales manager for one of the UK high streets leading suppliers – she knew exactly what she was looking for. She provided me with detailed sketches drawn by of the designers she works with and we worked together to develop her design and select fabrics.

She chose a beautiful dusky rose wrap over maxi dress style with frill detail to the neckline. I had a wonderful time making these beautiful dresses, although I have to admit, after carefully cutting and hemming the twentieth frill I was starting to wane – I’m just not cut out for mass production!

 

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Frilling Times

 

I also made matching pocket chiefs for their groomsmen, each embroidered with their initials.

 

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Bespoke Embroidered Pocket Chiefs

The wedding looks absolutely stunning – the most wonderful day for the most wonderful couple.

Chelsee, Dave and their wonderful bridesmaids are lovely and such beautiful people inside and out, it was a joy to work with them all.

 

 

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Photography : Barney Walters

Congratulations Chelsee and Dave!