Jo & Gary’s amazing rainbow wedding!

You know when someone describes their wedding to you and you get way too excited for your own good? Well that happened when Jo got in touch back in January. The more we talked about her ideas the more we knew we HAD to make dresses for her and her bridesmaids. With just 7 months to the wedding and having already closed the order books for this summer we would normally have had to decline Jo’s request. However Jo’s ideas were really cool and we could already imagine how awesome her and her 5 bridesmaids would look. We knew we couldn’t turn the wedding down. Instead we pushed up our sleeves, worked longer hours and started the hunt for sewing room assistants (but that’s another story). Fast forward 7 months and Jo and Gary are now Mr and Mrs Keane. You have no idea how excited we were to see a link to their wedding images in our inbox! Well, here you can see why. We’ve picked out a few to share with you here but you’re able to see more of Jo & Gary’s wedding via this link to Brendan Beelby Photography on Facebook Jo Designed her own dress. Continue Reading →

Michelle and Martyn’s NYC elopement

We’ve known Michelle a few years. In fact she’s modeled for us on a couple of occasions over that time (here you can see the Sidhe shoot and the Wycollar shoot). And you could be forgiven for thinking these beautiful images are part of another styled shoot, but no, this is Michelle and Martyn’s real life wedding… Michelle approached us right at the beginning of her wedding planning process. She had a firm idea of what she wanted her dress to be like and had started to book the other aspects of her wedding. We were so excited to hear all her ideas and to be involved. A few short weeks later, Michelle and Martyn decided to bring their wedding forward 6 months to elope to New York and get married in secret; and what a beautiful time they had, just them, their gorgeous family and their amazing photographer Teresa C Photography. Michelle’s dress was unlike any we’ve made before; several layers of different laces all working together to build a beautiful deep texture, not only layered to create a unique lace of it’s own but several layers of the combination working together to create a multi-layered, vintage inspired and Continue Reading →

Sugar skulls and sunflowers

Laura knew exactly what she wanted; Sugar skulls, rainbows and for each of her bridesmaids to wear something different. I’m not sure whether she’d hunted us down to come and see us at Great Northern Wedding Show or whether it was a happy coincidence that our paths crossed at that fair, but it was one of those easy conversations that quickly revealed we were a perfect for for each other… Laura: I’m looking for a tea length wedding dress but with proper frothy petticoats… Me: like these? Laura: yes, and I want my wedding dress to have loads of colour and maybe, somehow, have sugar skulls incorporated in it? Me: sure thing, we can embroider traditional sugar skull designs on your dress in any colours you want *tries not to jump up and down* Laura: and what about bridesmaids, I want them all different Me: no problem, we can do different colours, styles, anything really Laura: OK, can I make an appointment Me: *does a little dance* That was it, decision made… You should have seen our excitement as we worked out the Dia de los Muertos embroideries, chose colours and other design details. And I don’t think we’ve ever Continue Reading →

Eli & Luke’s red & black wedding

We first met Eli at The Great Northern Wedding show and after a sea of ivory lace it was our stand and in particular Chandra that drew Eli’s attention. Eli had loads of ideas she wanted to incorporate in to her dress, but it was Vega that inspired her to take the design and make it her own… Ivory satin bodice with tulle overlay illusion neckline, full high/low hem with train, trailing black and red petals, and teamed with black petticoats trimmed in red. We love how the red and black work together! And Eli’s fabulous red hair and beautiful red roses… don’t they make a gorgeous couple? Thank you Eli… we LOVED being a part of your day. All images: Lorna Lovecraft  

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 →