Stunning Suffolk Wedding

The summer is passing by, I can't believe it's August already, and dare I say I'm looking forward to Autumn with this crazy summer heat we're having!

One lovely lady who has been far from let down by our unpredictable summer weather is the beautiful Theadora. Her and Mark’s fantastic wedding was at St Michaels church, Rendham, in Suffolk, followed by their reception at Thorpeness Country Club in Aldeburgh.

Photographer Paul Rogers captured the day, and Theadora's personality perfectly. She's full of energy, and these amazing natural photograph's totally capture her fun side. See more of Paul's work at

So, on to her dress. She came to me with a very clear idea of what she liked, what she loved, and what she really didn't want. She wanted to show off her stunning hourglass figure, so the structured bodice, with draped washed silk crepe skirt worked perfectly. Theadora said how great it was to be able to choose all the fabrics in her dress, particularly the lace, which she adored.

One other thing Theadora adored when doing her research were the backless designs she saw, so this was something essential to her dress design, and after lots of idea's being discussed, the decision was to be backless, with the delicate lace she chose framing her back.

The dress worked perfectly for both the ceremony, with it's classic elegance and traditional fabrics, then afterwards at the country club and on the beach it was light and comfortable and perfect for some outdoor photo's.

Every wedding dress I make is completely Unique, and that's what is so enjoyable about making bespoke wedding dresses. I got to know Theadora quite well throughout the fittings, and was so delighted to see these pictures of her enjoying wearing her dress.

And of course, it's only fair that Theadora has the final word.....

"I consider myself to be very lucky to have met Ali. After traipsing around so many bridal shops from Norwich to Cambridge to all over Bristol with a very tired mother and still not finding the dress of my dreams, Ali really helped me to find the solution. The two of us worked together to design a dress that I had never imagined could be so perfect. I loved being able to pick the lace and choosing fine silk to complement it. It was so great to be able to choose what I wanted. Ali was brilliant to work with from her flexibility of visiting hours, to how quick she was at responding to my emails and how kind she was when the traditional, bridal self conscious wobble reared its ugly head. The outstanding dress compliments I received on the day were all thanks to her amazing work. I couldn't have asked for a better dressmaker."

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