I just love when a bride contacts me wanting to have something really unique and amazing for their wedding dress!!  I was super excited when Melbourne bride, Bianca, asked me to create a coloured tea length wedding dress and a 50s inspired wedding coat also in a colour but featuring a pattern! Bianca scoured the internet for her dream fabrics and chose a stunning dark red for her 3/4 length sleeved tea length gown and for her coat she found… Read more »

What a busy last few months it’s been! I’ve realised it’s been weeks since I had the chance to share any of my lovely recent brides!! Well today is the day for a little share of one of my recent custom gowns.  Jacquie was after something a little special and unique for her wedding dress, without it being over the top.  It was also important for her that it was a dress that she could have the option to wear… Read more »

Silver Sixpence Wedding Dress - Custom vintage inspired wedding dress with sleeves

I’ve recently had a wonderful time working with a couple of friends who were getting married at a similar times to each other and I have some gorgeous images of one of those ladies wedding days. Rebecca had a custom design featuring 3/4 sleeves and a rounded neckline with a sweetheart underbodice.  The back then featured a v neck to add a little change of detail.  All of the bodice had a gorgeous soft chantilly lace over silk organza and… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Bridget's custom tea length 50s style wedding dress with sleeves

Lovely Bridget is one of my recent brides who I’m very excited to share some gorgeous wedding day images of!  It was really important for Bridget that her gown be simple yet stunning and that it was a style that she felt comfortable in for her relaxed wedding day. As we worked through designs, the “Audrey” design really made an impression on Bridget as well as the skirt of the “Betty” dress.  So I created a combination of these two… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Michiko's custom knee length wedding dress. Image by http://www.sherisefleming.com/

Gorgeous Michiko is one of my Melbourne brides who I thoroughly enjoyed working with over previous months.  I was extra fortunate as I met her creative husband Michael as well, during our design consultations and fittings Michael was part of the whole process so that they could share in her custom wedding dress journey together.  For both of them all details of their special day were a shared experience, making all of the moments in the lead up to their… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Emma's Polka Dot Tulle Tea Length Wedding Dress. Image by http://www.finnmooneyphotography.com/

Now this recent commission was one of those lovely coincidences where Emma was on the hunt for a tea length wedding dress and found my website, to then realise that we know each other.  Sometimes it’s such a small world, which always makes the process all the more special! Emma chose a design which was a combination of my Dottie dress and my 1954 Oscars Polka Dot Dress.  Her gown was made in ivory dupion silk with a fine ivory… Read more »

Custom tea length wedding dress - Silver Sixpence - BWED Photography

I was so excited to work on this slightly different version of my “Cherry Blossom” dress.  Laura was having her wedding at Rainbow Beach and she fell in love with the design and colour of the original dress but was wanting a tea length wedding dress (much more practical on the beach!). It’s all part of the fun of being a custom dressmaker when I can create slight variations on designs and often no two dresses are alike!  I was… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Naomi's 1930s inspired vintage wedding dress

Now this dress is an absolute stunner (along with the gorgeous bride wearing the gown!!), and naughty me has been unintentionally sitting on these gorgeous images for quite some time.  As I’ve been so busy I lost track and only recently realised that I hadn’t shared any with all of you! Naomi was very inspired by the super glamorous designs of the 1930’s when it came to her wedding dress.  She was after something with a very “blousey” bodice, a… Read more »

Yes that’s right…. not only do I make custom bridal gowns, but from time to time I whip up the occasional custom wedding veil. I met the gorgeous Torie at a previous Vintage Bride Wedding Fair and she had already found her dream dress but was on the hunt for a lovely veil.  I had a sample of my lovely traditional style silky tulle veils there which she just adored.  The tulle is so lovely and soft it mimics old… Read more »

Silver Sixpence Custom Wedding Dress - Photography by Donegan Photography

Boy do I have some lovely brides!  One of my favourite brides for 2016 tied the knot recently and I must admit there were tears and hugs shared on the last day that I saw her as our time working together had come to an end.     Melbourne based bride, Jane, trepidatiously travelled up to visit me to chat about her custom bridal gown.  She knew that she wanted something different yet something very special and that a traditional… Read more »