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 - Tea length wedding dress with sleeves

I just love receiving wedding pictures from my brides.  It’s really the cherry on top after several months of planning with my brides to create their dream dress, then sewing away.  We meet on and off for fittings and I then get to see them looking amazing and so very happy on their wedding day! A while ago I shared on social media some happy snaps of Gail in her wedding dress so I’m really excited to share a couple… Read more »

Rockabilly Wedding Inspiration - Melanie McNiven Portraits - Silver Sixpence Rear Window Dress

A little while back I was asked to be involved in a rockabilly inspired shoot that was taking place with a fabulous group of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane based wedding professionals.  Of course it doesn’t take much bending of my arm to be involved as I just love rockabilly inspired shoots. The images have been kept top secret for a while but were recently featured on The Bride’s Tree so now I get to share a peek with you!  Here… Read more »

Silver Sixpence - Ava - Tea length wedding dress with lace bodice

I’ve been busy working away in the sewing room lately with some exciting new designs for the Silver Sixpence made to order collection.   I’m very excited to share the new Ava design.  This tea length wedding dress features a strapless bodice with the unique yet very 50s wing bust.  The entire gown is made from silk duchess satin and features a delicate chantilly lace overlay on the bodice.   The skirt is a full circle skirt which can be… Read more »

Megan's polka dot tea length wedding dress with sleeves

I have been absolutely dying to see these images of Megan & Jarryd’s wedding.  It feels like a lifetime ago that Megan and I first started chatting about her dress ideas and from the start I couldn’t wait to hit the sewing room and create her dream tea length wedding dress.  Megan chose a classic 50s style with a bateau neckline, fitted bodice and full circle tea length skirt.  To give the dress a super cute look she wanted 3/4… 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 »

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 »