Posts from Felicity Westmacott

Why does a shop bought wedding dress cost what it does?

Weddings are expensive but every penny in the price of a wedding dress ticket price is going to a person or to a service needed to bring the dress to you. As with any area of life a discounted price will bring you a discounted level of quality and service. Though I now work in bespoke…

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Tea length pink and brown wedding dress and bolero for mature bride, Suzanne

Suzanne commissioned a pretty dress and bolero made up in taffeta and chiffon. The knee-length dress has a fitted and boned bodice with gentle sweet-heart shaped neckline and slim straps. The dress is made from shot taffeta (shot pink/green/ivory) with chocolate chiffon on top, the chiffon is ‘plaited’ down the front of the bodice and…

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Butterfly wing hand beaded ivory and aqua blue wedding dress for Katie

Butterfly wing dress with pale blue green edging and hand beading. Official Wedding pictures by www.katebellinger-photography.co.uk Simple ivory satin dress with sweetheart neckline and halter strap. The bias-cut skirt flows from the underbust line with silk georgette ‘wing’ panels laid over the top and extending onto the train at the back. The beading was all…

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Ethereal lace and chiffon cowl back wedding dress for Vicki

Vicki commissioned a dress in ivory soft satin and Georgette with a cowl back and hand appliquéd lace. Official photographs by Vivien Woods A short video of Vikki’s dress being worn here: Vicki’s Dress The dress has and empire line bodice, lightly boned with a sweetheart neckline and shaped straps. The skirt was made of layered…

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Off the shoulder long sleeve silk and tulle wedding dress for Alison

Alison commissioned a soft floaty gown in silk satin and tulle. The dress was cut with simple princess seams and a fitted, lightly boned bodice with invisible zip back closure. The soft look was created through the use of many layers, two layers of soft ivory silk-tulle, soft ivory satin, an interlining for strength and then…

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Teal blue silk Flamenco inspired wedding dress for mature bride Liz

Made in teal shot silk Liz’s dress has a boned bodice with ruching to the hip and a wide off the shoulder neckline. The skirt falls in graduated tiers of waterfall frills. Hand appliqué of teal lace adds sparkle and texture to the neckline and skirt. Liz had shoes dyed and embellished with matching lace…

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Rose pink fit and flare wedding dress with lace overlay for Clare

Clare wanted something pretty but not too ‘wedding’ for her special day. She brought a skirt she loved to her design consultation with gorgeous little godet flare inserts at the back which we used as a basis for the design. Clare’s dress was made in rose pink duchess-satin with a fitted and boned bodice with…

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Gold duchess silk satin and lace sleeve wedding dress for mature bride, Julia

Julia’s wedding venue was a grand stately home her dress needed to compliment this and her figure. So we designed this elegant dress made in gold silk duchess satin and rose gold lace. Official photography by sophieduckworthphotography.com The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with a plunge neckline fading to narrow straps. Pleated fabric in…

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1950’s white taffeta and diamante detail wedding dress and short veil for Aine

Aine commissioned a 1950’s style wedding dress made up in white taffeta. Wedding photography by Michael Dillon The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with square shaped neckline and invisible zip back closure. The flared, knee length skirt has soft white tulle peeking out below. Both the waistline and neckline are decorated with white and silver…

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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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