Royal blue and blush red bridesmaids for Melissa and John

Melissa and her bridesmaids were a riot. Every fitting was filled with giggles and laughter. Looking back at the time we spent with Melissa and her girls, all I can really remember is that there was plenty of fun and a good dose of teasing. That’s why we’re so pleased Zo and Liam sent us these pictures from Melissa and Johns wedding day; the images really show an amazing day filled with hilarity, and although we weren’t there we know their cheeks would have been aching from laughing so much. Thank you for having us as part of your wedding preparations Melissa. Images: ZT Photography    

Amy + Will’s New York themed wedding

  Amy found us while searching for bridesmaids dresses. She had already chosen her Justin Alexander gown but had a specific idea for her bridesmaids dresses and was struggling to find exactly what she wanted. As we heard all about Amy and Will’s New York themed wedding we couldn’t help get excited (… you should check out their wedding Chris Matthews Photography’s blog) Amy and her bridesmaids were a delight to make dresses for. They chose super cute pink 50’s style dresses with ruched sweetheart bodices, lace-up backs and tulle petticoats and to add extra excitement Kim found out she was pregnant so her design was modified to an empire bodice. We also had the pleasure of making Su’s gorgeous aqua dress, jacket and cocktail hat

Lauren + Adam at Samlesbury Hall

Today we get to unleash our dark side… we don’t often get to let our Goth out in full force, but today we have a double whammy. Not only is today our uber Goth shoot (more on that soon), but we also get to share the darkly decadent Lauren. We first met Lauren at Samlesbury Hall Wedding Fair. It was our first time exhibiting there and we were beyond excited. If ever there was a venue that reflected our designs then this is it. We took our gowns and our girls and gave Samlesbury Hall a catwalk show Legend style. Lauren and Adam had just booked Samlesbury Hall for their wedding and before that excitement had begun to sink in Lauren had watched our catwalk show and promptly ‘lost’ her groom-to-be so we could talk dress and we are SOOO glad she did. Not only did we make Laurens dress and coat, but we also made dresses for her 5 bridesmaids in amethyst tulle. How good do they all look! Lauren is a girl after my own heart. I got so excited hearing plans about their wedding and honeymooning in Disneyland over Halloween! OMG too exciting for words! and we’re Continue Reading →

Lizzie + Gareth at Comlongon Castle in Dumfries

We  first met Lizzie and her mum at a wedding fair at Hoghton Tower. I remember talking to Lizzie as they had come to the wedding fair specifically to check us out and booked for a consultation there and then (this is a great way to come and see what we do without having to make an appointment. Check out our events section to see where we are going to be next). We loved every minute of our fittings with Lizzie and her entourage. We were able to schedule appointments midweek (which are inevitably less pressured than Saturdays) so it felt more like hanging out than anything else. Lizzie chose to combine various ideas from several of our designs for her wedding dress and added her own twist to make it all her own. She chose a champagne duchess satin with the palest gold tulle overlay and is one of our trend setting brides opting for a high-low hem (the best way to show off those Charlotte Mills shoes AND rock a train) and added a flash of that gorgeous pillar-box red to her petticoats. Lizzie also added strings of crystals and ivory and blush pearls to the back of Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary to Nija + Jonti and that Tattoo Wedding dress

It was easy to decide which of our beautiful real brides to share with you today. It just happens to be the anniversary of Nija and Jonti. Nija +Jonti are one of our most spontaneous couples. On getting engaged they set the date for in just 6 weeks time, quite a challenge, but oh my word they pulled it off! In that first week of wedding planning Nija had seen one of our brides featured on Rock n Roll Bride, eagerly hotfooted it over to our website and instantly fell in love with our Rockabilly wedding dress with swallow tattoos and heart peom embroidery. With just 5 weeks left to the wedding date we set about customising our design for Nija. We LOVE Nija’s dress, 50’s rockabilly pinup style wedding dress in Ivory satin with Kingfisher blue waistband, asymmetric neckline with Swallow Tattoo embroidery and full circle skirt with more swallows, nautical stars and the Romance by Edgar Allan Poe embroidered in a heart shape. Nija also had the most glorious cornflower blue and plum petticoats and metallic plum shoes to die for. We also made Jonti a matching tie   Romance, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy Continue Reading →

Daisy + Leigh at Heskin Hall

It’s a while now since Daisy and Leigh got married but we are constantly linked back to their wedding. There are so many gorgeous details to fall in love with that it’s easy to see why their wedding still attracts a lot of attention. We think it’s time to take another look… Daisy + Leigh were married 2 summers ago at Heskin Hall in Chorley. Their wedding was filled with fantastic personal details; superhero buttonholes, vintage cars with leopard print interior and super cute tattoos all captured perfectly by the AWESOME Tux & Tales Photography (you need to follow the link to catch the full wedding). We LOVE Daisy’s style. She designed the most adorable sweetheart 50’s dress with a glittery tulle skirt (yes really!), over sized pink bow and triple, TRIPLE, petticoats. Team that up with the perfect winged eyeliner (by Kerry Baker MUA), pin curls and our bespoke birdcage veil and Daisy rocked her way down the aisle! You should also check out the gorgeous video by Adam Nicholas Films… and did I mention their wedding was featured on Rock n Roll Bride?

Ginny and Mark at the Shireburn Arms

We are so pleased to be able to share Ginny and Mark’s wedding with you. Ginny and Mark were married earlier this year at the Shireburn Arms in Hurst Green and the pictures taken by Kerry Woods Photography are simply gorgeous; every photo is filled with laughter and that cake – well you really need to take a look at all the details. There is a special place in our hearts for brides who dare to throw caution to the wind and embrace a darker colour palette. We LOVE that Ginny chose this gorgeous black lace. And how glamourous does the floral pattern look over coffee satin? Such a beautiful contrast and perfect for showing off the delicate detail in the lace. The dress has an almost vintage decadence about it; the off the shoulder crossover neckline with little cap sleeve, empire waistline, soft flare and train. The scallop edging and button details just adding that extra bit of bravura.