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 - 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 »

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 »

Krystals-50s-style-tea-length-wedding-dress-with-sleeves

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 »

Silver Sixpence 50s inspired lace tea length wedding dress

I recently had the pleasure of creating an absolutely stunning 50s inspired lace tea length wedding dress for one of my custom brides Lisa and she has kindly sent through some images from her big day to share with you all. Lisa’s dress is made with a soft chantilly lace overlay on the bodice as well as skirt.  The bodice has a flattering v neck design with a sheer layer and a sweetheart neckline strapless underbodice.  To add a bit… Read more »

50s inspired soft polka dot tulle tea length wedding dress - Silver Sixpence

This super cute dress was my very last custom design that was shipped off before I finished up for 2014 and what a gorgeous dress it was!  Hayley contacted me as she had noticed one of my discontinued Retro Bride designs and really loved the design but wanted to make some custom changes as she really loved the idea of polka dots.  What we came up with was this lovely 50s inspired soft polka dot tulle tea length wedding dress…. Read more »

Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dress - Silver Sixpence

Merry Christmas everyone!  Today is my last day in the studio for 2014 and what a lovely day it has been chatting with brides about their absolutely gorgeous dress designs for 2015 weddings.  I have such a fabulous year in store with some truly stunning custom designs that I cannot wait to start working on and of course share with you all in due course. As I wind down for the year (well actually ramp up as the Christmas break… Read more »

1930s inspired silk and tulle vintage wedding dress

As much as I adore creating cute 50s and 60s inspired wedding dresses I also really love the classic and romantic styles of the 1930s.  It was so lovely to work with Sally recently who had her heart sent on a soft floaty gown with a 1930s feel. Sally was wanting a floor length gown that had a little bit of movement but not too much fabric at the hem and she really loved the look of lightly gathered tulle… Read more »

Dottie - Polka Dot Vintage Inspired Tea Length Wedding Dress

I really do love working with slightly unconventional fabrics when it comes to wedding dresses and one that I really love is cotton.  I’m currently working on a brand new vintage inspired wedding dress design aptly named “Dottie”.  For this gown I’m using the very popular illusion bateau neckline under a sweetheart bodice with a large polka dot tulle overlay.  All of the under-dress as well as lining is made from cotton making the dress much more breathable than the… Read more »