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Winter Luxe Wedding Ideas Styled Shoot

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Back in the autumn I took part in a winter luxe themed styled shoot organised by Songbird Weddings and Events at North Mymms Park and I'm really excited to show you the images taken by photographer Becky Harley.

What I love about this shoot is the icey, cold, blue, wintery outside tones contrasted with the rich frozen raspberry & dark maroon colour of the flowers. Perfect colour choices for a winter wedding.


The dapper menswear is by Chimney Formal Menswear and the styling is by The White Emporium.


The shoot was also featured on the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog!

The flower crown above was made by Love From Becky
Hair by Claire Barbarella
Make up by Belles Beauty MUA


Gorgeous flowers by Rebecca Marsala Flowers.



When Katie from Songbird weddings contacted me about the shoot, I hadn't actually made the dress, it was just a pale blue idea I had in my head. So I sent a sketch and they said yes! So schedules were rejigged and I got down to making the dress.




So the wedding…

Setting Intentions & Musings : Art not Industry

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For me, New Year always brings with it the setting of intentions or clarifying of thought, both personal and work based. A lot of it is just reminding myself of my business and what it is. That may sound daft, but micro businesses like mine need regular staff meetings - which means talking to myself and refocusing. So here's some recent thoughts about my wedding work. It's a bit stream of consciousness, but hey, that's how I roll sometimes!

The wedding industry is part of the fashion industry and influenced by it. The pressures on women to look and behave in a certain way are immense and I try not to subscribe wholly to this, and to keep it real and authentic.
In a recent interview in the Observer Magazine (16.12.18) stylist Grace Woodward said of fashion, “It’s an industry, not an art”, meaning in part that this is what it has become in the context of disposable, fast fashion and how it is promoted. Of course fashion has always been an industry and this has been important …

Newly Engaged? Congratulations!

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Happy New Year to you!
Well 2018 is over and I look forward to another year of wedding dress-making and designing! 
Huge congratulations if you got engaged over the festive season! Exciting times ahead for you! 




What will you choose to wear for your big day? What have you always wanted to wear? Something soft and flowing? A huge ballgown style? Tailored and sophisticated? Trousers? Lots of feminine lace and twinkles? I can help by creating the dress or outfit of your dreams!
If you are now a bride to be, or a mother of the bride or groom and are thinking of having a custom wedding dress or outfit made for your special day or event, you are in the right place. I offer an award winning bridal design and wedding dressmaking service, and I recently won my category of Dressmaker and Designer for the 3rd time in the Four Counties Wedding Awards.


Looking back, I now have nearly 19 years of experience making bespoke bridal gowns and have probably made close on 1000 dresses or outfits for my brides…

Summer Photo Shoot: Simple Bridal Separates by Rachel Lamb Design

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Here is another outfit from the shoot I did back in the hot summer time. These are bridal separates called Nora and Dinky - just the names make me smile!

Nora is the skirt, which is a slim A-line shape, soft and flowing and easy to wear, teamed with Dinky - the strapless satin bodice with random pleats. Both are perfect for a hot summer wedding or for brides who like comfortable elegance.

Nora and Dinky bridal separates are available to view and order now from my studio as made to measure designs, by appointment. For more information, just email.

Credits:
Photography: Sarah Brookes Photography
Make Up: FlashkateMua
Model: Stephanie Swan
Hair: Becci Jones Hairdressing
Flowers: Florae Foray

Summer Photo Shoot: Anna tea-length wedding dress by Rachel Lamb Design

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This is Anna wedding dress. Short, it can be made knee length or tea length, and beautifully simple with a boat neck and V-back, cap sleeves and a tiny band of diamante twinkle detail at the waist.

Anna is available to view and order now from my studio as a made to measure design and can be made in many colours. By appointment only. For more information, just email.

Credits:
Photography: Sarah Brookes Photography
Make Up: FlashkateMua
Model: Stephanie Swan
Hair: Becci Jones Hairdressing
Flowers: Florae Foray

Summer Photo Shoot: Shea Wedding Dress by Rachel Lamb Design

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Shea wedding dress has amazing silk, organza and satin ribbon detailing down the back skirt, topped off with a statement bow at the back waist, this contrasts beautifully with the super plain front of the dress. Shea is a strapless A-line shape in the sample, but can be made with shoulders or a different shaped neckline on request. Shea is available to view and order now from my studio as a made to measure design, by appointment. For more information, just email.

Credits:
Photography: Sarah Brookes Photography
Make Up: FlashkateMua
Model: Stephanie Swan
Hair: Becci Jones Hairdressing
Flowers: Florae Foray

Summer Photo Shoot: Gemma wedding dress by Rachel Lamb Design

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Gemma wedding dress is a beautifully light gown, ideal for a summer wedding (it was a very hot day when we photographed it) or a beach wedding, or if you're a comfort loving kind of gal. The skirt is made of a fine soft satin overlaid with soft ivory tulle attached to a softly shaped fine lace bodice with beaded spaghetti straps. It's finished off with a simple satin ribbon and crystal motif at the waist. Gemma dress is really easy to move about in and you don't feel like it's wearing you.

Gemma wedding dress is a made to order wedding dress and is available to view in my studio now, by appointment only please. For more information or to make an appointment, please email.

Credits:
Photographer: Sarah Brookes Photography
Make Up: FlashkateMua
Hair: Becci Jones Hairdressing
Model: Ingrid Carolini
Flowers: Florae Foray