Why we don’t quote on someone else’s design

We’ve been busy of late filling our blog with our real brides and photoshoots and just LOVE seeing what details inspire you and spark your interest. Today we’re doing something a little bit different and doing a bit of a general information post. A lot of you come to us because you can’t find exactly what you want or have ideas and know we’ll be able to put them together for you. We encourage everyone to do their research, both into the styles you like and the details you want to incorporate into your design, but also so that you know what is out there. Everyone has a different idea of their perfect dress, and sometimes you don’t know what your perfect dress might look like until you’ve been out and had a look; either by visiting various boutiques and designers or from trawling Pinterest and Instagram. This might sound bizarre, but if on your travels you fall in love with a dress and you know it’s THE ONE… buy it! It’s plagiarism You might really like us and want to support our business and to be a Legend bride but if your perfect dress already exists and hangs on 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  

2016 is set to be a doozy!

If the first few days are anything to go by, then 2016 is already shaping up to be pretty amazing! We’ve had a restful and well earned Christmas break filled with loads of laughs and the odd tipple. We’ve spent the time around the dinner table looking back over the year we’ve just had and can’t believe just how much we’ve achieved, just how amazing and creative our brides are and more than anything just how quickly the year seemed to fly by! We’re also really excited by everything we have coming up in 2016 (and is it too early to be excited by 2017 too?). Looking at our order book we have some unbelievable wedding dresses to sink our teeth into (… if only we could spill the beans on this years brides!) and we’ve signed up for some really special events and photoshoots. Argh! it’s just too exciting! We are so looking forward to everything 2016 has to offer. As always we LOVE to see our brides on their wedding day; If you are one of our brides and you haven’t yet sent us pictures of your big day please do – we would love to see pictures Continue Reading →

Vikings inspired bridal shoot at Lowther Castle

So what happens when you have ideas overflowing? We have created a couple of Game of Thrones and Medieval inspired wedding dress this summer  and have loved every minute. We really got into the zone and had dress ideas spilling out all over the place so when Tiree and Megan got in touch to discuss concepts for our third project together we knew we had to suggest a lavish and contemporary interpretation of Vikings. We have worked with Tiree (Tiree Dawson Photography) and Megan (Typical Type) on our En Hiver and Flower Fairies shoots and while the 3 of us were discussing concepts for our third project together that the idea of luxury Viking wedding inspiration really took hold… it was the perfect time for Typical Type to launch their TOPtable and Tiree was itching to return to Lowther Castle in Penrith. … this was going to be EPIC! We set about finding the right suppliers for the project; likeminded suppliers whose creativity and passion really stand out. On our shoots we really like to encourage people to take inspiration from our shared pinboards.  It’s about a mood, a feel, showing couples what they might want to consider for their 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 →

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.    

Sarah and Matt at Eaves Hall

We first met Sarah and Matt at a wedding fair at Browsholme Hall. We’d spent the day chatting to various brides, however my conversation with Sarah in particular stands out. As we talked about her wedding plans I could see the idea of having her dress made take hold. I’m pretty sure the idea of a bespoke wedding dress hadn’t occurred to Sarah before our conversation, but as we discussed various styles and I was able to show exactly what she was describing it was easy to see the excitement grow. At the end of the day, while we packed up and chatted about the conversations we’d had that day, I was struck by how disappointed I would be if Sarah didn’t become one of our brides. I was quite excited then to see her name in our new Facebook followers, and later see her name pop up in our Instagram. It wasn’t long before there was a ping in our inbox and we’d booked Sarah in for a consultation. One of the really exciting things for us was that Sarah chose one of our designs in a custom colour. The beauty of bespoke is that you are in complete Continue Reading →