Posts from Felicity Westmacott

Teal shot silk dupion and ivory beaded lace bridesmaids dresses for Nicola

Nicola’s daughter and niece were her two beautiful bridesmaids. With two very different ages and figures we created design elements that could be used to link the styles together. Both dresses are made from peacock blue silk dupion with a beaded lace back which creeps forward over the shoulders. Ellie’s dress was made in a…

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Pale gold silk satin and ivory beaded lace wedding dress for Nicola

Simple and elegant dress made in pale gold, buttermilk, soft silk satin and ivory beaded lace. The dress has a fitted and softly boned bodice in layered silk and lace with the pretty scalloped edging used to soften the line of the waist. A v-neckline and integral inch wide straps are finished with a clean…

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Edwardian inspired lace and satin with rosebud trim wedding dress for mature bride, Barbara

Being an older bride does not mean you have to conform to anyone’s idea of how a ‘mature lady’ should dress and I love that Barbara lived her dream! Edwardian inspired dress made from duchess satin and beaded Guipure lace. The dress is trimmed with gathered lace flounces and groups of pink flowers. Made in…

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Guipure lace, illusion back and fishtail wedding dress for Ayesha

Stunning dress in winter white duchess satin and bold guipure lace. The bodice was built on skin coloured illusion tulle netting with an open back and plunging front neckline. A simple fitted fishtail skirt with dramatic round train balanced the detail above. Official photography by DSVisuals Ayesha’s bodice had beaded guipure-lace hand appliquéd onto a…

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Blush pink illusion back wedding dress for Alexandra

Palest blush satin with ivory organza and tulle layered on top. This commission was lots of fun as the bride is a designer herself and really only wanted me for the labour, all the design was her own! Alexandra also did all the lace and beading work herself, on a spectacular dress that I created…

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Modern Classic beaded lace and silk georgette wedding dress for Sarah Louise

I made Sarah-Louise’s dress in Ruched silk georgette with a gentle fishtail flare. The lace over-bodice had scalloped edging and a button back. Official photographs by Sebastian Lomas The dress was made in two parts, a strapless underdress in ivory silk Georgette (a type of matt finish chiffon) and a removable beaded lace over-bodice. The…

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Sky blue silk satin wedding dress and long veil for Ailsa

Ailsa commissioned a dress in blue silk satin designed to flatter her petite figure. Official photographs by www.oxford-photography.co.uk The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with gentle sweetheart neckline and integral straps. Ruching over the bust is balanced above asymmetric draping on the bodice. The skirt hangs straight down from the hip line, flat in front with…

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Navy blue silk dupion bridesmaid dress and flowergirl boleros for Catherine

Catherine’s cathedral wedding called for classic designs to compliment the grand setting. Her child bridesmaids wore bought dresses with bespoke boleros in midnight blue silk. Styled to match the bride’s wedding coat (also made by me) they had a slight lip around the neck and three quarter sleeves with a flared cuff. See further down…

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Ivory silk mikado wedding coat and lace dress for Catherine’s cathedral wedding

Catherine got married in Guildford Cathedral in December so her coat and dress ensemble worked perfectly for the weather and spectacular venue. Simple and elegant long wedding coat in ivory silk Mikado with slight lip and plunge v-neckline and criss-cross ribbon waist detail. The long sleeves with bell cuffs had real button and loop detail….

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Art Deco silk and lace bias cut wedding dress for Katherine

A contemporary fusion of 1930’s and Victorian fantasy elements went into the design of Katherine’s wedding dress. The main dress was made of buttermilk coloured silk satin and ivory lace with subtle gold thread running through it. The bustle was made of silk chiffon in five subtle dusty-pastel colours and ivory tulle ornamented with a…

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