Dream to Dress by Christine Murrell

As those of you who follow us quite closely will know, we love to share our brides with you; a few images from the big day to give you a glimpse into their wedding and to show you all the different ways in which you can make your wedding and your dress completely you. We are particularly proud to share Chris and Mike’s wedding with you today. Not only because we LOVE how everything came together and the time we spent getting to know them as a couple, but also because Christine has very kindly agreed to talk a bit about why she chose us to create her wedding dress and how she found the whole process. We know choosing your wedding dress is a big decision made all the bigger for choosing something that doesn’t yet exist… so here is Christine’s experience… So…..I said yes, venue booked, photographer lined up, cake tasted but what to wear? As I am a mature bride perhaps the dress /jacket combo was the safe way to go but as a good friend pointed out I was the Bride not a guest!!This was an occasion for something a bit more than the usual, to Continue Reading →

Rachel and Kevin’s Bonfire night wedding at Sefton Palm house

The eagle eyed among you will have seen Rachel on our round up of EWE wedding fair a few weeks ago. She’s one of our brides that came with us to strut her stuff in Birmingham, so it seems only right that we share a bit of her wedding with you guys.   …And what a flipping gorgeous wedding!!! Rachel and Kevin chose Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool on Bonfire weekend and as a result their wedding was ablaze with amazing autumnal colours and plenty of sparklers. Jonny Draper Photography had the honours of capturing the day and the pictures are just incredible! Do you realise how difficult it’s been to only pick a few pictures to share with you? As for the dress… it couldn’t have been any more perfect for a glittering wedding reception. Rachel’s bodice is completely encrusted with rhinestones. We LOVE how the slight off the shoulder design flows into a deep V neckline at the back. And that skirt, well, dark pewter satin overlaid with glittering ombre shades of tulle and organza in layers that cascade around the jagged hem. It was an absolute pleasure working with Rachel to develop this totally unique and Continue Reading →

Vegas Vow renewal

Usually, when I sit down to write about one of our resent weddings I know where the blog is heading, but Elaine and Mik’s wedding is different. It’s a vow renewal for a start! How cool is that? I’m trying to think now how many vow renewals we’ve made dresses for, and out of the hundreds of dresses we’ve made I can probably count them on one hand. It’s one of those things that as a new bride you easily imagine reliving on your 10 or 20 year anniversary but how many of us actually do it? Well, Elaine and Mik that’s who! Not only that but they went to Vegas and had Elvis perform the ceremony in a little white chapel with a pink Cadillac. Can they get any more awesome? Well yes – they topped it off with matching tattoos. These guys just know how to do it. We had the pleasure of watching their ceremony via a live feed and OMG it was perfect… Coming down the aisle to ‘Can’t help falling in love’, promising not to step on each others blue suede shoes with the curled lip uh-hu-hu and dancing out to (let me be your) Continue Reading →

Thank you EWE – we had a blast!

It’s June. June! Not just the beginning but the second week of June at that! We have a proper backlog of blog posts to share with you and I’ve already spent nearly an hour deliberating about what to share first. One of the REAL weddings that we’ve been involved in? Maybe one of the shoots we have up our sleeve? or the second half of the Scarborough Tattoo Show I promised you last week? Well, it’s actually about time we showed you what went on at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. We LOVED being involved in this great event and can’t believe over 2 months has passed since we were joining the ranks of alternative wedding suppliers at EWE in Birmingham. Part of the reason it’s taken me so long to create this post is because Jay is an insatiable demon behind the camera and produced a whopping 988 images of the weekend. All the images in this blog are Jay’s and we’ve focused just on our part in the event (which in itself is 144 images!) so if you fancy checking out a wider view of the event please feel free to check out here If you’ve never heard of Continue Reading →

Tattooed Wedding Collective take over Scarborough Tattoo Convention

Last weekend we took a mighty road trip to Scarborough to be part of the Tattooed Wedding Collective at Scarborough Tattoo Show; a group of like minded, heavily tattooed wedding professionals bringing all things wedding to a tattoo convention. It’s just one of the alternative arenas we like to get involved with, and one where all three of us (Rachel, Tracy and myself) all manage to attend. It sounds like a crazy idea, but what better way to spend your weekend than on a beautiful coastline in the glorious sunshine, with our favourite people, showing couples they can have their cake and eat it, oh and getting tattooed ourselves as well! Win win I say. We also took the time to have some photo shoots with our amazing models Sam and Katy who gave up their weekend to come and play with us. Several times throughout the weekend they could be found on the beach with Rachael (Marry Me Ink) and Andy (Peacock Obscura). The shoots warrant a blog of their own so I’m just going to share a few images here before showing you the rest of the weekend… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Legend Bridal It’s fair Continue Reading →

Styled shoot: I fell in love with Disco

As you know there is nothing we love more than getting involved in a styled shoot. Well there might be one or two things, but getting together with our friends in the industry and creating something new is right up there with seeing our brides happy on their wedding day. Well, today’s inspiration is the result of joining forces with Typical Type and Tiree Dawson. You’ve seen us work with these guys before on our Viking shoot, our Dip dye and Tweed shoot and our En Hiver shoot but this is a little different… when Megan and Tiree get their heads together crazy things happen and I’m putting this one right up there. Who knew 70’s disco glitter balls would create such beautiful style inspiration? Well take a look… (and scroll to the end to follow links to everyone involved) We created 2 dresses: Pandora Pandora calls back to the 70’s with its boho vibe that brings to mind the disco beat of flares, soft lace and high waist dreamy maxi dresses. This dress is truly individual and so romantic with its oversized hood and flowing sleeves cut from lace which has the deepest of deep borders. So, while it Continue Reading →

The day of the Dryad

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: ‘Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thine happiness, That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, In some melodious plot Of beechen green, and shadows numberless, Singest of summer in full-throated ease. Ode to a Nightingale – Keats Back in March, right when the wedding season was just starting to pick up pace, we decided to get together with Kate and Allan of Marmalade Toast to create some delicious darkness in the woods. The idea was to turn Kate into a woodland nymph, a Dryad, a creature that is part of nature. It was the outset of storm Doris. On any other day we would have shied away from an outdoor shoot but the prematurely dark skies and blustery winds really added to the ambiance. This combined with the skills Michelle Yates lent to the project in creating sprite like make up and a vine that crept over Kate’s skin and you have yourself a true woodland nymph. As for the dress, Continue Reading →