Showing posts from 2017

Award Winning Wedding Dress Design and Happy Christmas!

It's been a very busy year indeed, what with moving to the new showroom and workshop back in the spring, all the wedding dresses designed and made in the meantime and culminating in winning the Designer category at the Four Counties Wedding Awards 2017 held at the end of November!
A huge thanks to all my 2017 brides - you were a pleasure to work with - and thank you so much for your vote - it means so much to me, and I can't wait to see all your photos! To the 2018 brides - I look forward to working with you on your wedding dress or outfit in the coming months - it's going to be fun!
I have almost finished for the year and will be back taking appointments from 4th January. If you have an appointment booked in over Christmas - don't worry - I will be there, I just won't be adding any further appointments until the new year. As always, email is the best and most reliable way to contact me. 
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here's to a successful…

New Premises and Catching Up with 2017!

I have new premises!!! Believe it or not this happened back in April this year and it's been such a busy year work-wise that this is the first opportunity I've had to talk about them. There's been no great launch or anything of that sort (not that I won't plan something), just a lot of weddings happening, arrangements made and signed with the new premises, and then a quick move in over the Easter weekend and straight back to work on the Monday. 
I've been on the casual look for a new work-space for a while, when it began to become apparent that I'd very quickly outgrown my home studio. I pondered getting a shop, but that didn't feel right - I needed an actual working space as well as a place to show my work. So eventually I found a unit - a cosy one - not too industrial, and the rest is history! It's great! So now I can show my wedding dresses, make, sell and see my clients in comfort and space! 
I'll put some more shots up soon - it's still a …

Up-to-the-minute gorgeous simple crepe winter wedding dress...

I'm so excited to show you these fantastic images from Lara and Dean's winter wedding last Christmas time!

Lara chose a bespoke option and wore a simple 100% silk ivory heavy crepe wedding gown, perfectly accessorised with her family veil.

While I was making this dress for Lara, she originally was going to have lace trim on the dress, but when it came to the moment, we decided that the purity of the crepe alone was enough. This is definitely a case of less is more, and she looks amazing! Congratulations to you both! X

All these beautiful images are by photographer Esther Wild.

2017 Wedding dress bookings, timescales & info

It's already the last day of February! Where has that time gone? I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

I thought I'd start this year's (delayed) blog post with some talk about 'time'. It fits in with several practical notes I want to discuss with you about my service. I hope you find this helpful if you're thinking of getting in touch or commissioning a custom made dress. It's a bit stream of conciousness, but hey, that's how things are around here!

I am incredibly busy in the studio making dresses for 2017 weddings, and am already almost booked up for this year! This is great on many levels and yet not so great having to turn away potential customers. So I'm sorry if I couldn't book you in this year, I hate turning away brides, but I have to be realistic about what can be done and loyal to the brides already booked.

This is a constant battle that I have. I'm sure many of you are managing 'time'. There's just never enou…