Showing posts from January, 2019

Winter Luxe Wedding Ideas Styled Shoot

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

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!

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…