If she is lucky, the morning comes when a girl gets ready for her wedding day.
We have been quietly making special dresses to get married in for ages. If we have been dressing somebody for years, it makes sense that we do the wedding dress. They have come in all shapes and sizes of just about every colour and fabric.
We don't do meringues.
We can do strapless and formal, but we prefer to keep detail simple, letting the beautiful fabric have its day.
The lace has been a surprising delight as it allows soft but fitted shapes to skim the body. The underlying double lined satin layer does a job of work, giving definition where needed.
Sheer sleeves if required cover the upper arm and show the lace in all its glory.
We use good lace.
This basic principle of transparent layer over satin is a familiar theme for us (look back over our past collections, it is a classic). This dress lends itself to chiffon or georgette, bringing the price to under £1,000.
We are finally coming clean and saying yes we do make wedding dresses. We would rather call them dresses to get married in.
As you can see from our photos, we expect you to have fun, if not climbing trees, then at least bouncing on the bed!
French corded lace over double lined pure silk satin.
Subtle piping around waist and and satin covered buttons highlight the smallest bits and the lace skims the body to give a soft, sensuous shape.
This dress can be made for under £1000 using chiffon or georgette in place of the lace.
Endless variations of neck line and detail can be accommodated. The objective is to highlight the best of a customer using soft sympathetic lines.
Pink ribbon embroidered silk organza flower girl dress. Sasha and bow in silk duchesse.
Once in a while something this decadent can be justified.
We have a strong following amongst the teenagers. For special occasions we have great fun creating all manner of dresses, coats and separates.
Floral silk satin dress £320
18 carat Yellow Gold Curly Bangle £2,200.00
18 carat Yellow Gold ‘Trinity’ Diamond Ring £4,500.00
Green Tourmaline and Diamond Pendant set in 18 carat Gold £1,320.00
Mali Green Garnet and Diamond Earrings set in Platinum £3,200.00
Flower hair clips by Smith and Strand (www.smithandstrand.webatu.com)
Jewellery by Gerry Summers (www.gerrysummersjewellery.com)