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 »

Kate's lace & polka dot tea length wedding dress - Jess Jackson Photography

It was such an absolute pleasure working with my recent bride, Kate, to create her lace and polka dot tea length wedding dress. When she came to visit Silver Sixpence she fell in love with the design of the Cherry Blossom gown but wanted to add a layer of lace over the top to soften it and give more of a romantic feel.  It was really important for her that the capped sleeves featured a delicate lace scallop and we… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Manelles 60s inspired short wedding dress

One of my lovely brides Manelle recently shared some very fun images of her recent wedding for us all to enjoy.  When I met with Manelle she fell in love with the bodice of Cherry Blossom but as she is so petite, the full floor length gown was just far too much for her.  We decided to go for a shorter knee length skirt and have it a little less full to ensure the balance was right. As her &… 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 »

There are times when I love what I do more than ever, and this was one time when Nicole came along requesting a short fitted wedding dress as she wasn’t interested in a big bouffant “meringue” for her day.  I love a bride who knows what they want and doesn’t let traditions dictate what they wear!! Nicole went for a fitted strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline with a guipure lace overlay that she found through  The skirt was… Read more »

It’s been a while since I posted some of my recent work so while I have the chance I thought I would share these gorgeous images from a recent bride of mine.  Aimee wanted a simple but stunning short 50s inspired gown with short sleeves – something which is almost unheard of in bridal stores these days!!! She fell in love with one of my pale pink dupion silk shades and I think you will agree that the style and… Read more »

Elise Kappeller is the very talented photographer who shot Jess’s Melbourne wedding – you may remember this post where I shared her gorgeous photos with my custom dupion silk and crystal bouquets. Elise has been taking photos since early adulthood, visually exploring life’s moments. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography at RMIT University in Melbourne and from there has gone on to discover her passion for wedding photography. Elise has recently been named Emerging Wedding Photographer of the Year and… Read more »