I just love when a bride contacts me wanting to have something really unique and amazing for their wedding dress!!  I was super excited when Melbourne bride, Bianca, asked me to create a coloured tea length wedding dress and a 50s inspired wedding coat also in a colour but featuring a pattern! Bianca scoured the internet for her dream fabrics and chose a stunning dark red for her 3/4 length sleeved tea length gown and for her coat she found… 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 - 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 »

Custom tea length wedding dress - Silver Sixpence - BWED Photography

I was so excited to work on this slightly different version of my “Cherry Blossom” dress.  Laura was having her wedding at Rainbow Beach and she fell in love with the design and colour of the original dress but was wanting a tea length wedding dress (much more practical on the beach!). It’s all part of the fun of being a custom dressmaker when I can create slight variations on designs and often no two dresses are alike!  I was… Read more »

Silver Sixpence Tea Length Wedding Dress - Photography by Emma Pointon

It’s so lovely working with brides from all over Australia!  I recently had the lucky job of creating a custom lace tea length wedding dress for a bride who was married over in Perth!  I know I say this a lot but I completely fell in love with her gown – and I just may copycat the design should I ever renew my vows in the future!! (sorry Leah!!) Leah recently shared some fabulous images of her wedding day captured… 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 »

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 Floral tea length wedding dress

Between custom designs I’ve been busy working on a few new designs for my Silver Sixpence made to order collection.  Today I have some happy snaps of one of those new designs, Harriet.  This dress is a lovely option for brides wanting a unique wedding dress with a pastel pink floral organza overlay on the sleeveless bodice.  The tea length skirt features a half circle skirt with a layer of gathered silk organza over the top.. With the scoop neck… Read more »

Silver Sixpence tulle vintage inspired tea length wedding dress - Florido Weddings

Sometimes a simple gown is the most elegant and the design I recently created for Aneesa is absolutely one of those.  I just love the simple ivory dupion silk bodice with bateau neckline and slight capped sleeves.  The skirt was a tea length full circle skirt with layered tulle over the skirt to add some softness.  Such a stunning tea length wedding dress for brides who love an understated chic look. All too often brides when shopping for their wedding… Read more »