Silver Sixpence - Tea length wedding dress with sleeves

I just love receiving wedding pictures from my brides.  It’s really the cherry on top after several months of planning with my brides to create their dream dress, then sewing away.  We meet on and off for fittings and I then get to see them looking amazing and so very happy on their wedding day! A while ago I shared on social media some happy snaps of Gail in her wedding dress so I’m really excited to share a couple… Read more »

Silver Sixence Vintage Bride Wedding Fair - JNS Photographics

I just love a good wedding fair! Not only do I have the chance to catch up with industry friends but it means I get to chat to lots of lovely brides to be and their family and friends! One of my favourite wedding fairs to exhibit at is the Vintage Bride Wedding Fair and they held their most recent fair in Brisbane on the 9th of August. It was great to chat with so many brides and I’ve been… Read more »

1930s inspired vintage lace wedding dress - The Gehrmanns

I know I bang on and on about how great a job I have and how amazing my brides are but sometimes I have a bride whose style and personality just work with my own and it is beyond fabulous to work with them. I must send out a huge thank you to the most incredible Brisbane based wedding photographers, The Gehrmann‘s for suggesting to Marama to contact me to discuss creating her wedding dress.  As a busy couple Marama… Read more »

Toni's vintage inspired maternity wedding dress

No that’s not a typo!  My super sweet bride Toni was in her second trimester on her wedding day and can you even tell!! When Toni first contacted me to start chatting about her custom design she had just found out they were expecting their first bub and she had her heart set on a 50s/60s inspired tea length wedding dress.  It can always be a challenge when your dream dress is a fitted vintage style and you also need… Read more »

Rockabilly Wedding Inspiration - Melanie McNiven Portraits - Silver Sixpence Rear Window Dress

A little while back I was asked to be involved in a rockabilly inspired shoot that was taking place with a fabulous group of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane based wedding professionals.  Of course it doesn’t take much bending of my arm to be involved as I just love rockabilly inspired shoots. The images have been kept top secret for a while but were recently featured on The Bride’s Tree so now I get to share a peek with you!  Here… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Ava - Tea length wedding dress with lace bodice

I’ve been busy working away in the sewing room lately with some exciting new designs for the Silver Sixpence made to order collection.   I’m very excited to share the new Ava design.  This tea length wedding dress features a strapless bodice with the unique yet very 50s wing bust.  The entire gown is made from silk duchess satin and features a delicate chantilly lace overlay on the bodice.   The skirt is a full circle skirt which can be… Read more »

Megan's polka dot tea length wedding dress with sleeves

I have been absolutely dying to see these images of Megan & Jarryd’s wedding.  It feels like a lifetime ago that Megan and I first started chatting about her dress ideas and from the start I couldn’t wait to hit the sewing room and create her dream tea length wedding dress.  Megan chose a classic 50s style with a bateau neckline, fitted bodice and full circle tea length skirt.  To give the dress a super cute look she wanted 3/4… Read more »

Silver Sixpence vintage lace wedding dress - Kelly Adams Photography

I was super excited today to find one of my recent custom designs featured on Polka Dot Bride!!  Lovely Erin’s vintage lace wedding dress which was a one of a kind design created just for her was showcased on my blog previously.  Nothing beats seeing my bride’s all dressed up looking incredible on their big day though and with such fantastic photography by Kelly Adams Photography it makes it all the better! Here are a couple of sneak peeks but… Read more »

McCalls M7154 vintage 1930s evening dress pattern

Well I almost died and went to heaven when I flicked through the new pattern images at McCalls recently.  Even though I create my own patterns, from time to time the big pattern companies have some cracking designs that are a dream come true for some of my unique brides. As everything old is so fabulous and new the big pattern companies frequently roll out multisize patterns that are reprints of an original vintage pattern.  This is a godsend for… Read more »


I had the pleasure of working with gorgeous Krystal recently and creating her custom tea length wedding dress with sleeves.  When she came to me she knew that she wanted a tea length dress and that it had to have sleeves.  I just love creating bridal gowns with sleeves as it’s so different to the standard dresses in “mainstream” wedding dress boutiques.  She had seen the images of my custom design for Fiona’s dress and really loved it so we… Read more »