I create each bespoke wedding dress with the individual bride in mind, taking into account her interests, inspiration, body type and wedding.
I understand that it can be daunting to choose a bespoke design from the start, so I have started a lookbook from styled shoots I have worked on to give my brides ideas and inspiration for our dressmaking process.
The brief for this gown was bohemian, sleeves, floating fabrics and supportive for a large bust. I created a satin sage underdress that had boned bust support and lace up fastenings and the overlay dress was created from chiffon layers and antique lace details. Light and supportive for walks around the glen.
photos by matt pocknell
Pearl is inspired by the ethereal sea with a full tulle circle skirt with different shades and gathered at the back. Finished with a top made out of chiffon layers and iridescent beading built upon a illusion tulle base – if you love mermaids this is the one for you. (I have made the skirt sheer for the shoot but as always it can created with a lining)
Photos by lena sabala
Maeve is inspired by selkie folklore – ethereal creatures who live in the wild sea. This 2 piece gown with a lightly boned plunge satin bodice with chiffon bow and the wrap skirt created from layers of satin and chiffon which flows beautifully in the wind.
photos by lena sabala
wINTER LIGHT ELOPEMENT IN GLENCOE
Inspired by ethereal artwork, this gown was made from a 1930s silk nightgown I restored to fit Sophie and a created tulle overlay coat with butterfly sleeves to play within the windy landscape.
Photos BY SARAH BARTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Willow is inspired by leafy trees and a Victorian silhouette. This gown is has a satin scalloped edge slip and a tulle wrap overlay which features leaf details trailing up the bodice. Fastened by a velvet waistband and ornate detail fastening. Puff sleeves with a shirred lower arm to add extra texture to this dress.
Photos by LOU ROB PHOTO
Yvaine is inspired by stars and the moon in the night sky. A satin slip dress with a gold speckled sheer tulle crop top tied at back with a long tulle bow. Finished off with a detachable shoulder trains with gold bead and celestial details. Sparkle the night away.
photos by lou rob PHOTO
Loosely inspired by my love of late 18th century fashion and mother of pearl. A lightly boned sheer corset which has built up from a strong power net, iridescent voile and tulle with iridescent bead details. The closer you look, the more you discover. Skirt is a gather skirt with layers of iridescent voile and ivory tulle with a gathered flounce. Light and airy – this dress is made for twirling.
photos by lou rob photo
gLENCOE ELOPEMENT PHOTOSHOOT FOR NATIONAL TRUST
Inspired by a hiking loving bride, working with the landscape this dress was made up of a light voile and tulle wrap skirt for hiking ease with a cupped bodice with Scottish flower details. An ode to the landscape where the elopement took place.
PHOTOS BY hOLEYN pHOTOGRAPHY
A gown that has stepped out of fantasy novel. A silk 1780s inspired corset with trailing petal details and neckline ruffle which petal dye details. Exaggerated puffy sleeves that adds to the historically element and a long sheer wrap skirt with dozen of hand sewn petal details that train down the skirt train.