Fairy brides

Fairy brides

Such a lot has been going on recently with my current brides that I haven’t had much chance to design and make new dresses for the Evolution collection. I did manage to put one together for this shoot with Hana Laurie the photographer ( who modelled too) and Amy from Dolly’s Beauty Parlour who also modelled. The shoot was for the new wedding brochure for Gilbert White’s House which is such a lovely venue for creative and alternative weddings. We’ll have to wait a little while to see all the photographs from Hana, meanwhile here’s a couple of snaps from my phone!  Sadly so you can’t see the cape too well but as soon as I get the real pictures I’ll put them in the gallery.

End of the show! West End Centre Aldershot

The Fully Fashioned Findings exhibition I have been working on this month is drawing to a close. I’ll be going over today to finish assembling the ‘grooms’ outfit. The machine will be dismantled tonight and then Friday evening the frocks will be taken back to the studio. It’s all been great fun and very artistic!… Continue Reading

Easter Chickens!

Just in time for Easter eggs. Yes it was really an Autumn photo shoot but the chickens nearly stole the show. In keeping with our eco-friendly ethos, these girls are recycled . Once bedraggled  and bald battery hens, they are now living the outdoor life in Hampshire. I’ll be putting up more pictures from the… Continue Reading

Ethical Wedding photo shoot

Ethical Wedding photo shoot

Last year I was involved in a fabulous photo shoot at a rather magical place called Kingdom in Kent. It has already been featured in Rock my Wedding and now it is going out again soon in Bride and Tonic. I’ll put up a link when it does but for now here are some images… Continue Reading

Visit Britain – Visit Real Green Dress!

Visit Britain – Visit Real Green Dress!

Very pleased to be chosen for the Visit Britain article on British wedding dress designers that Meghan Markle might have chosen. They have used lots of our lovely images too! We only work the nicest with photographers – many thanks to Jenny Owens, Marta Gillner and Sarah London.   https://media.visitbritain.com/gb/en/meghan-markles-british-wedding-dress   Continue Reading

Wedding dress shopping last few dates…

Wedding dress shopping last few dates…

I’m getting rather booked up for wedding dress appointments over the next few weeks. I think it might be brides to be getting together with family and friends over the holidays but I do need to have some time off myself. If you want to come and see me before the middle of January jump… Continue Reading

The most unusual bridal shop in Hampshire

The most unusual bridal shop in Hampshire

I had a call from the BBC yesterday asking me how I was getting on two years after the fire at Bourne Mill in Surrey. Things have certainly changed and I love my very strange new bridal boutique in Odiham. Anyone that knew Bourne Mill Antiques Centre in Farnham may remember the Georgian room with… Continue Reading

Vintage Christmas Trees and Women

Vintage Christmas Trees and Women

I am fascinated by these vintage photographs I found on the internet. I have no idea who the women are or what years the pictures were taken, 1950s, 60s and 70s mostly. Some of the ladies are in posh party frocks, some simply ‘at home’, just like film stars! They are willing participants and not caught… Continue Reading