Posts from Felicity Westmacott

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. Official photography by taylormadeimagery…

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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. Official photography by taylormadeimagery 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…

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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. Official photography by Debs Ivelja 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…

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Mint green bias cut satin bridesmaids dresses for Katherine

1930’s style bias cut bridesmaids dresses in soft peppermint satin. Criss-cross seaming, cowl necklines and necklace back detail.  The bridesmaid dresses I made perfectly complimented the dress I’d made for the bride and suited the age and figure of both grown-up and teen. Official photography by Debs Ivelja I also made Katherine’s wedding dress click here to…

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Antique silver lace and ivory silk wedding dress for Claire

Claire commissioned a light and elegant dress made in layered ivory silk dupion and organza with silver beaded lace applique. Official photographs by www.rubielovephotography.co.uk The main dress was made of ivory silk dupion with a fitted and boned bodice and sweetheart neckline. A layer of silk organza over the whole dress extended upwards to a higher…

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