Silver Sixpence - Michiko's custom knee length wedding dress. Image by

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

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 »

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 »

Silver Sixpence polka dot tulle tea length wedding dress

I have a gorgeous real wedding to share with you today of a recent bride of mine on her big day! Bridget chose a custom tea length wedding dress which was inspired by my Polka Dot 1954 Oscars dress design however we added all-in-one capped sleeves to the overbodice and softened the neckline with a sweetheart neckline across the underbodice. I just love this fine polka dot tulle that I work with frequently on my bride’s gowns – it’s just… Read more »

Lace Tea Length Wedding Skirt

It is always a lovely little thrill when I hear that one of my brides has had their wedding featured on Polka Dot Bride!  I created Sarah’s lace tea length wedding skirt a while back and I’ve been curious to see her wedding images.   At the time of making her skirt she was pregnant with her new little bubba and her idea was to have a skirt created to fit her pre-pregnancy waist measurement and she would then team… 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 »

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 »

The use of “alternative” materials for bridal gowns is really gaining momentum at the moment and I’m often receiving enquiries about cotton gowns.   Not only does it make the price of the gown that little bit more affordable but they are also lovely breathable garments that you can even wash yourself after the big day instead of the $300+ dry cleaning bill that most cleaners charge as soon as you say the words “wedding dress”! Recently I had the… Read more »