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Burnt orange silk, tea length bridesmaids dresses for Amanda

Modelled by Jenny, Zoe, Anna and Charlie Amanda commissioned four bridesmaid dresses and five cravats for her wedding. The princess line dresses had strapless sweet-heart necklines with a ‘ballet’ style gathered piece at centre front. They were made from a copper coloured silk-dupion with honey coloured tulle peeping out from the tea-length hem. An invisible…

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Cadbury purple silk bridesmaids 1950’s halter for Karen

Stunning 1950’s style bridesmaids dresses in ‘Cadbury’ purple with with black sashes and pretty butterfly detail. The dresses are all simple boned bodices with a ‘ballet pinch’ detail just below the sweetheart neckline. A halterneck is flattering and provided peace of mind to the wearer. The full circle skirts lie over netting skirts in bright…

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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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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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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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Burlesque City Wedding Photoshoot: Cadbury Purple Wedding coat and ivory silk tea dress

From time to time I collaborate with other wedding professionals on styled wedding photoshoots. This one took place in August 2016 in London with the theme ‘City Burlesque’.  Locations included the Duke if York steps on The Mall, Admiralty Arch, Horse Guards Parade and Brick Lane. I designed a knee length dress in ivory duchess…

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Orange wedding dress with ivory sequin lace, 1950’s tea length for Clare

Clare commissioned a flamboyant 1950’s style dress made in burnt orange satin and ivory chiffon with beaded lace and tulle for her Florida wedding. Official wedding photographs by www.gingermidgett.com The fitted and well boned bodice had a sweetheart neckline framed with straps that narrowed on the shoulder. The bodice was made in burnt orange satin layered…

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Tea, Knee and Short Wedding dresses

Whether it’s a fifties flirt or a demure tea-gown, shorter dresses have had a real come-back recently and it makes a change from always dealing with full length and trains! Here is a selection of dresses I have made where the bride has opted to show off her pretty ankles – or more! Examples of…

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City Burlesque Photoshoot: on the day

The dress needed to have a vintage, showgirl feel and be really sexy but still realistic as a bridal dress, not many people actually get married in a leotard and feathers! The wiggle skirt with a boned bodice hit all these marks showing off our lovely model, Vanessa’s curves and cinching her waist. I added a teal net petticoat that would show when the high/low hem moved and delicate gold lace detail with Swarovski crystals for showgirl glamour!

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