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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

vintage style lace wedding dress

A large number of my brides come from referrals in the form of a happy bride who I’ve had the pleasure of working with recommending me to their friend.  From time to time I am in the fortunate circumstance that I was with Frances where the referring bride was her sister!  I had created a super cute pale pink with polka dots tea length wedding dress for Victoria and it wasn’t too long after the wedding that her sister Frances… Read more »