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 »


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 »

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 »

Caitlin 50s Lace & Tulle Tea Length Wedding Dress

A few weeks ago I completed the gorgeous lace and tulle vintage inspired tea length wedding dress for Caitlin.  She now has the gown and is on the countdown until her big day in a few months in regional Victoria (and if I were her I’d be secretly doing dress ups every few days!!) So last post I had completed the bodice and was about to cut and sew on the full circle skirt with the gathered tulle overlay.  Once… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Caitlin's 50s inspired lace and tulle tea length wedding dress

As a new addition to the Silver Sixpence website, after plenty of time meaning to get around to this I am starting to showcase snippets of the process behind some of the bespoke gowns that I’m working on from time to time. One of the gowns that I’m currently working on at the moment is Caitlin’s 50s inspired lace and tulle tea length wedding dress. I’ve been absolutely dying to get started on this design since we first met many… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Mandy - 50s style tea length wedding dress

The design that Mandy chose has rapidly become one of my most popular dresses among my brides this year.  The sweetheart cross over neckline is incredibly flattering on all figures, and the lace overlay on the fitted midriff really nips in the waist and creates a gorgeous hourglass shape which is such a classic 50s/60s design. Mandy’s dress was made from dupion silk with a very simple lace overlay on the bodice and also features fabric covered buttons at the… Read more »

I love a bride who opts for a dress that is more their personality and doesnt want to confirm with the traditional concept of a wedding dress.  It’s always exciting for me when I meet a bride who is after a short, chic dress for their wedding day! I recently heard from one of my previous brides who was one of these girl who chose a short wedding dress and just loved getting to see the pictures of her all… Read more »

There has been a flurry of paper patterns, thread and fabrics recently as I put together a very exciting new line for Silver Sixpence.  Skirts!!!  Yes I know the idea of separates for a bride is nothing new, although in the past it’s still been an overall gown, just with a separate corset bodice generally over a skirt. Now this is something really different…. just plain and simple skirts that as you can see can be teamed up with cute… Read more »