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 →

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 →

One of THE most difficult questions for us to answer

There is one question we get asked by every bride. It’s a very reasonable question. Absolutely necessary in fact. It’s one that is difficult to answer; and actually there isn’t one answer. It’s different every time and depends on so many different factors. It’s always one of the first few questions too, right after deciding you like what we do and right before asking about prices… and it comes in several guises… How long does it take? When will it be ready? How long do you need? Do you have time? How soon do I need to order? It’s easy to understand that the design will govern how many hours we physically spend working on your wedding dress: the more complicated the design, the more hours we need to spend. Years of creating bespoke wedding dresses shows us that on the average we spend between 30 and 120 hours actually sewing each dress. In reality however this is only part of the consideration and will depend on both our schedule and yours.   How long does it take? … Well how long have we got? The easy answer is that we work towards your wedding date. Once we have finalised Continue Reading →