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 →

How to get the bespoke wedding dress of your dreams

So, it’s time to look for the perfect wedding dress and you just don’t think that the perfect dress for you is out there. We feel you! Choosing your wedding dress is a big part of planning your wedding and a huge emotional roller coaster. There’s a lot to think about when you’re wedding dress shopping, and there’s another layer of questions when you consider going down the bespoke route. We have been designing and creating wedding dresses for over 10 years and have faced every possible question and worry. Here are our top tips to choosing the right designer for you, developing the right design and being confident in your choices, and how to enjoy and get the most from your fittings. How to choose a designer… Do your research and know their work: Look at the previous work of your designer – the wedding dresses they share will give you an idea of the styles they have loved creating and the fabrics they love working with. Are you drawn to their style and creativity? Have a conversation: Do you find them easy to talk to? It is important you feel comfortable with your designer, and confident that they 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 →

Gemma and Ryan at Browsholme Hall Tithe Barn

We first met Gemma and her mum Pam at at Wedding Fair at Browsholme Hall. It was actually Pam that we got chatting to about her Mother of the Bride outfit… Gemma and Ryan were busy discussing how perfect the Tithe Barn would be for their wedding day and like so many Brides-to-be, Gemma avoided getting drawn into wedding dress conversations within earshot of her Groom. It wasn’t long however before we were discussing both Mother-of-the-Bride and Wedding dress… and bridesmaids… and Aunty Linda’s dress. It was an absolute pleasure creating Gemma’s perfect wedding dress. Every fitting was a riot of laughter and it was lovely to hear about all their wedding preparations and to be invited to their ceremony to see Gemma and Ryan married. Such a lovely day! Gemma chose the most delicate chantilly lace for her wedding gown; beautiful sweetheart bodice with the lace creeping up over her shoulders and down her sleeves but leaving her dress entirely backless. The skirt was a fitting mermaid with a shear lace overlay that softened the look – giving you glimpses of the fishtail underneath but with a softer vintage feel.   Gemma went a step further to give us Continue Reading →

What to expect from our bespoke service…

Our Bespoke Service – What to expect For some of you the experience of having a hand in the creation of your dress has always been your dream, or perhaps you’ve searched high and low and just not found the perfect dress. Sometimes the only step forward is to have it made. We understand that it can also be daunting commissioning a dress to your exact wishes. So here is a guide to how we work and what to expect: If you have an idea of the perfect dress, but can’t find exactly what you want, then we will help you design your own dress. Whether it be simply bringing a picture of a celebrity on the red carpet for inspiration or combining lots of your favourite elements to make a completely unique design to your specification. Likewise, if you don’t know what you would like, or are uncertain what you want, we can discuss your likes and dislikes so that we can understand your tastes and develop ideas for you to think about. We have previously been asked to make copies of other designers’ dresses. While we will use your images as inspiration and these images will influence the Continue Reading →