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Over the last twelve years, I’ve made 100s of ‘unique’ wedding dresses. Every one of them designed and created from scratch to meet a particular bride’s wishes and needs. The dresses shown below give you an idea of what I’ve created to date. And your own dress? That too will be ‘unique’.

 

Click here to go ‘behind the scenes’ and see a visual scrapbook of my process, my inspiration… and some random moments. (This isn’t just a gallery of dresses!)

Cayleigh

Cayleigh

Black satin one shoulder dress.

Laura

Laura

Illusion tulle and lace dress. Photo by www.pipandsimon.co.uk/

Sally

Sally

Silver chiffon voluminous dress. Photo by Charlie at Bristolcontemporaryphotography.com

Sarah

Sarah

Bright green Grecian dress with metallic stars.

Eléonore

Eléonore

Deep red lace panelled wedding dress.

Heather

Heather

Corded lace and silk organza dress.

Emma

Emma

Fine lace princess line dress with contrast lining.

Fiona

Fiona

Full skirt silk dress with heavily beaded silver lace bodice.

Daisy

Daisy

Beaded lace dress over pale blue satin.

Lucy

Lucy

Multi layered silk chiffon and lace dress.

Theadora

Theadora

Fine lace and washed silk crepe backless dress. Photo by Paul Rogers

Kim

Kim

Silk matt and shine drape dress.

Hayley

Hayley

Black beaded lace long sleeve dress.

Caity

Caity

Double layer low back dress with corded lace underneath and floaty silk chiffon layers on top.

Ali (me)

Ali (me)

Vintage lace beaded dress with multi colour underskirt. Photo by the wonderful Love and life Photography.

Aislinn

Aislinn

Blush pink silk, off the shoulder pencil dress.

Helen

Helen

Lace and silk chiffon dress with cap sleeves.

Charlie

Charlie

Corded lace dress with satin belt.

Claire

Claire

Lace and dot tulle vintage style dress.

Michelle

Michelle

Off the shoulder 'snowflake' lace dress.

Beth

Beth

French lace and silk dupion pleated dress with pockets.

Amy

Amy

Silk tulle layered dress with detachable train.

Helen

Helen

Red silk satin evening dress.

Lizzy

Lizzy

Guippure lace and silk chiffon backless dress with spaghetti straps.

Debs

Debs

Silk georgette and embroidered lace dress.

Hannah

Hannah

French lace dress with train and long sleeves.

Abby

Abby

Antique lace patchwork dress.

Megan, Roisin and Emma

Megan, Roisin and Emma

Green silk georgette double layer bridesmaids dresses.

Sue

Sue

Vintage silk dress with embroidered beaded tulle bodice.

Lucy

Lucy

Embroidered tulle and silk crepe dress.

Nicola and Karen

Nicola and Karen

Silk georgette strapless dress and silk soft satin top with cotton blend trousers.

Mary

Mary

Corded lace and silk dupion corsetted dress.

Katie

Katie

Silk crepe and French lace figure hugging dress with train.

Fiona

Fiona

Guippure lace and very full layered tulle skirt.

Anna

Anna

Teal silk halter dress with train.

Katy

Katy

Italian lace double layer dress with cut away hem and appliqué fabric flowers.

Leilah

Leilah

Hand painted soft silk satin cowl neck dress.

Brigid

Brigid

Silk chiffon asymmetric grecian dress with bling belt.

Nicola and Louise

Nicola and Louise

Gold soft satin and metallic lace dresses.

Shoba, Victoria, Mary, Afsha

Shoba, Victoria, Mary, Afsha

Mixed necklines raw silk bridesmaids dresses.

Sophie

Sophie

Guippure lace and georgette dress with detachable sleeves.

Allison

Allison

Sequined 'glitterball' wedding dress.

Leander

Leander

Spot tulle and silk ottoman mini dress.

Lizzie

Lizzie

Corded lace bolero.

Tess

Tess

Flocked spot tulle fifties style dress.

Elle

Elle

Black silk dupion pleated bridesmaid dress.

Bethany, Liz and Sophie

Bethany, Liz and Sophie

Navy blue lace and silk chiffon bridesmaids dresses.

Vikki

Vikki

Embroidered organza and silk ottoman dress with cap sleeves.

Caroline

Caroline

Red silk dupion fifties style dress.

Amy-Ruth

Amy-Ruth

Satin and corded lace dress with cap sleeves and belt.

Carlise

Carlise

Silk tulle ruched dress with built in corset.

Robyn

Robyn

Silk dupion and corded lace vintage style dress.

Diane

Diane

Royal blue silk georgette pleated wedding dress.

Katie

Katie

Heavily encrusted glass bead high neck mini dress.

Jeng

Jeng

Crea, vintage lace dress and jacket.

Luisa

Luisa

French lace and crepe dress with flower belt.

Claire

Claire

Silk satin fifties style dress with subtle underskirt.

Charlotte's bridesmaids

Charlotte's bridesmaids

Olive green crisp silk pleated bridesmaids dresses.

Vicky

Vicky

Corded lace off the shoulder dress.

Victoria

Victoria

Drape silk satin dress with cowl back detail.

Liz

Liz

Black French lace and silk organza evening dress.

Isabel

Isabel

Antique silk and pastel blue lace dress.

Peggy

Peggy

Bright red silk satin dress with train.

Anna

Anna

Silk tulle layered dress with pastel appliqué flowers.

Alex

Alex

Ivory drape silk satin dress with bling detail.

Bridesmaids of Kate

Bridesmaids of Kate

Azure silk dupion bridesmaids dresses.

Sam

Sam

French lace and silk crepe column dress.

Hannah

Hannah

French lace and silk dupion dress with fuchsia organza underskirt.

Elaine

Elaine

Silk organza fifties style dress.

Sophie

Sophie

Corded lace short sleeve dress with scalloped hem.

Georgie

Georgie

Red silk chiffon backless dress with ribbon straps.

Karen

Karen

Corded lace and silk dupion off the shoulder dress.

Jo

Jo

Black raw silk and cream silk satin panelled dress with full back.

Lynn

Lynn

French lace and silk chiffon dress with heavy glass beading.

Bridesmaids of Joss

Bridesmaids of Joss

Light olive silk bridesmaids dresses with ivory hem band.

Laura

Laura

Embroidered tulle and silk dupion dress with royal blue underskirt.

Sally

Sally

Antique brocade art silk dress with appliqué neck detail.

Bea and Bridesmaids

Bea and Bridesmaids

Silk dupion and embroidered tulle wedding dress. Silk dupion bridesmaids dresses.

Della and Libby

Della and Libby

Corded lace and full tulle skirted prom dresses.

Katie

Katie

French lace off the shoulder bodice with full tulle skirt.

Martha and Jess

Martha and Jess

Scarlet silk dupion bridesmaids dresses.

Libby

Libby

Antique pearl and crystal headband.

Sarah

Sarah

Silk dupion dress with asymmetric ruching.

Juliet

Juliet

Silk tulle ruched corsetted wedding dress.

Maria

Maria

Silk blend fifties style dress with red sash.

Sue

Sue

Floral guippure lace knee length dress.

Trudi

Trudi

Scarlet silk georgette double circle dress with rhinestones.

Jo

Jo

Empire line allover lace dress with pearl encrusted belt.

Anwen

Anwen

Silk blend satin retro style dress with brooch.

Jo

Jo

Coffee colour silk dupion simple wedding dress.

Claire

Claire

Corded lace dress with satin ruched belt.

Julieanne

Julieanne

French lace and silk chiffon floaty dress with bling belt.

Mags

Mags

Champagne soft silk satin and ivory French lace dress.

Carrie

Carrie

Crimson raw silk wrap dress.

Sue

Sue

Rhinestone and glass pearl hair clip.

Harriet

Harriet

Red silk georgette and lace backless prom dress.

Joan

Joan

Silk dupion and lace dress with contrast belt and full underskirt.

Kate

Kate

Allover lace vintage style dress.

Robyn

Robyn

Corded lace and glass pearl headband.

Dani

Dani

Black lace and crepe backless prom dress.

Eustace

Eustace

Silver silk satin fishtail dress and jacket with appliqué.

 

Behind the Scenes

Ready to go ‘behind the scenes’ ? Below is a visual scrapbook of my process, my inspiration… and some ‘off piste’ moments.

 

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Mini Samples

Mini Samples

Trend Board Preparation

Trend Board Preparation

Organising Lace Samples

Organising Lace Samples

I have hundreds!

Lace Sample

Lace Sample

Work in progress.

Lace Trend Board

Lace Trend Board

One of a few!

Sparkly Lace

Sparkly Lace

A few of many.

Underwired Bodice

Underwired Bodice

Mini sample.

Selecting Fabrics

Selecting Fabrics

Turtle Neck

Turtle Neck

Mini sample with trend board.

Illusion Bodice

Illusion Bodice

Perfect tulle shade for skin tone.

Lace Neckline Variations

Lace Neckline Variations

Experimenting on the tailors dummy.

Mini Sample

Mini Sample

Monochrome contast lace.

Fabric Sample Folders

Fabric Sample Folders

(I have even more since this photo was taken)!

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Mini Samples

Mini Samples

In progress.

Printed Silk

Printed Silk

Any design on a variety of fabrics.

Fabric Rolls

Fabric Rolls

Waiting to be transformed!

Mini Samples

Mini Samples

Lace Samples

Lace Samples

Digitally Printed Silk

Digitally Printed Silk

Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos

It's great when I get to see the photos afterwards.

Guipure Lace Appliqué

Guipure Lace Appliqué

Work in progress.

Fine Lace Appliqué

Fine Lace Appliqué

Work in progress.

Pinning!

Pinning!

Guipure 3D Lace

Guipure 3D Lace

Sample complete!

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Last fitting.

Day Off!

Day Off!

Riding the snails in Great Yarmouth :o)

Floral Digital Print

Floral Digital Print

Dior Exhibition

Dior Exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum.

Dior Exhibition

Dior Exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum.

Dior Exhibition

Dior Exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum.

Non-Traditional Dress

Non-Traditional Dress

Last fitting.

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Making the paper pattern, each one is bespoke.

At Work

At Work

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Lace appliqué.

Dress Design

Dress Design

Coming up with the perfect design.

Guipure Lace

Guipure Lace

Choosing from the many designs.

Antique Sample

Antique Sample

A little bit of inspiration.

At Work

At Work

Concentration face!

Starting the Paper Pattern

Starting the Paper Pattern

Transferring body measurements to the initial dress block.

Inside the Bodice

Inside the Bodice

A look inside, showing boning layer.

Silver Silk

Silver Silk

Silver seems to be a popular Ivory alternative recently.

Thank You's

Thank You's

I LOVE getting these cards. :o)

Cutting out the Toile

Cutting out the Toile

The first sample is made from basic cotton calico to check the fit and design.

I'm Not Sure What to Say!

I'm Not Sure What to Say!

Spaghetti Strap Sample

Spaghetti Strap Sample

Back Details

Back Details

Mini Samples.

Mini Sample

Mini Sample

Work in progress.

Dior - 1957

Dior - 1957

One of my favourite fashion photo's!

Samples Lined Up

Samples Lined Up

Many more added since.

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Helen

Lace and silk chiffon dress with cap sleeves.