So, 2 minutes ago we were on the run up to the Great Northern Wedding show and looking for models. All of a sudden it’s June… JUNE!!! May has been, without a doubt, our busiest month so far. It seems to be taking over most summer months as the choice for weddings. Maybe it’s the double whammy of Bank Holidays or maybe it’s just because the weather tends to be quite beautiful; either way it meant we were pretty much locked in the sewing room for the whole of May. As a result, everything non-imminent wedding related has been put on hold – planning our autumn collection (yeah totally out the window), getting involved in shoots (delayed until after wedding season), keeping up with the world (what – there’s stuff happening outside our door?), buying light bulbs (yes, seriously need light bulbs!). It’s also meant that we have a backlog of gorgeous we still need to share with you… Grunge Biker Wedding Inspiration Back at the beginning of the year, when Kate and Lisa of Paragon Floral Design got in touch asking if we wanted to be involved in a collaborative shoot we knew instantly we would say yes. We Continue Reading →
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 →
Kate and Allan know how to keep a secret! They turned the 7th anniversary party of their business Marmalade Toast into the ultimate Wedding shindig… We were working with Allan on an awesome styled shoot in a soon to be demolished underground reservoir when he casually hinted that Kate may be in need of a dress for a ‘thing’ coming up in April… a thing… and would we have time to make something considering the short timescale. With a few more details, and being totally sworn to secrecy we started working with Kate to create her oh so hush hush wedding dress. There were just 2 proviso’s; it had to have pockets and we needed to incorporate orange. To say we were excited was an understatement. To be privy to such a secret, when people we know and work with had no idea was intense, but boy was it worth it!