Zebedee Models Shoot  January 9, 2018

I worked with my studio neighbours here at Beehive Works on this little shoot – photographer Shelley Richmond and hair & make-up artist Jenn Edwards. Swallows & Damsons provided us with a stunning bouquet of autumnal blooms, and our beautiful teenage models Madison and Autumn came to us via Zebedee Management – a new agency […]

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Bronte-esque Inspiration Shoot  October 31, 2017

Living in Sheffield means we have plenty of access to urban backdrops and green spaces, plus the beauty of the Peak District on our doorstep, but for this shoot hair and make-up extraordinaire Jenn Edwards fancied something completely different, and headed to the coast to photographer Danni Maytree. The colours and textures of the cliffs […]

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The Pumping House Photoshoot  October 24, 2017

Photographer Karina Lax of Richmond Pictures and Make-Up Artist Laura Gingell of Craft Sheffield collaborated to style several different bridal looks for this shoot at the stunning Pumping House venue in Ollerton. They chose my Delphinium silver bias cut dress, Astilbe and Astrantia lace over-dresses and silk slip, and a beautiful vintage1950s jacquard dress. Adding […]

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Manor Lodge Photoshoot  October 6, 2017

Photographer Shelley Richmond had told me how incredible the wildflowers at Sheffield’s Manor Lodge were looking back in the summer, and when we headed over there for this shoot, they didn’t disappoint. She was asked to shoot some images to promote weddings at Manor Lodge – home to a Tudor manor house and community farm […]

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Pebble Beach Editorial  August 22, 2017

This dreamy beach shoot by photographer Megan Gisborne captures the movement in my dresses and veils so beautifully. Featuring my Amaryllis bias cut silk gown, Wild Lupin tiered lace dress, and Dahlia paneled lace gown, paired with stunning florals. Full credits for everyone involved are at the end of the post. Credits: Photographer: Megan Gisborne […]

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Clovelly Village Inspiration Shoot  July 27, 2017

This beauty of a shoot is the third one of Nicola Dixon’s that I’ve been involved with. Nicola puts on inspiration shoots for photographers to attend; curating all the details with a group of fantastic wedding industry creative and sourcing a couple to model on the day. Newlyweds Liuba and Florin did a beautiful job […]

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Bloom: An Editorial  July 18, 2017

Bloom – by Shelly Richmond – is one of my favourite editorials to date – I just adore the colour and texture in this shoot. The florals by Swallows & Damsons work perfectly with the fashion pieces stylist Natasha Lyons selected, which were added to my gowns and separates this beautiful series of pictures. Featuring the […]

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Bamburgh Beach Styled Shoot  June 30, 2017

This shoot was the second one of Nicola Dixon’s workshops for photographers I’d loaned dresses for, and the results were just as stunning as the last one. This time around, the location was Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland, and the models were actual models: Abi Knight and Ben Davies. Abi wore my Astrantia lace gown, and […]

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Braisty Estate Styled Shoot  May 5, 2017

When photographer Nicola Dixon asked to loan some of my gowns for a styled shoot she was organising, I jumped at the chance. I’d seen the dreamy images she’d created previously at Camp Katur featuring dresses made by my friend Hayley of Glory Days, and been very impressed. Nicola arranges styled shoots for photographers to […]

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Married: Ellie + Alex  April 24, 2017

Ellie was such a pleasure from start to finish. She’d been to plenty of wedding dress shops before she came to see me, and was feeling rather disenchanted – both by the process and the dresses she was presented with. Happily, she loved my Lilac dress immediately, and we agreed on a few changes to […]

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Married: Phoebe + Arya  April 5, 2017

Phoebe lives in London and travelled up to see me after falling for my dresses online. At her first appointment she opted for my Peony separates and booked me immediately, but later reconsidered her choice, and we eventually settled on her bespoke separates. We used the repeated scallop lace from my Dahlia dress to create a […]

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Married: Caroline + Sid  December 1, 2016

Caroline fell for my Dahlia dress right away, so much so that it was the only one she tried on and she booked me on the spot. What had begun so simply then got a lot more complicated, as Caroline found out she was (unexpectantly) pregnant. The wedding date was originally set for next April, […]

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Married: Jodie + Dan  November 24, 2016

Jodie comes from Huddersfield, but she and her husband Dan both work as teachers over in the Seychelles. They were planning their wedding back here in England, and Jodie emailed last summer and arranged to see me while she was back home visiting family over Christmas. She was keen to get a dress sorted while […]

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Married: Claire + Neil  November 16, 2016

Claire contacted me just five months before her wedding, after I was recommended to her by a collegue. She hooked me in from her first email with talk of her cliff top wedding in Cornwall, so I was powerless to resist her short deadline… Claire’s favourite gown was Larkspur, but she also loved the delicate […]

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Married: Joanne + Luke  November 14, 2016

I first met Joanne when I was exhibiting at The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair in Manchester. I was part-way through making my Collection at the time, so didn’t have all my gowns with me, but Joanne liked the style of my dresses and got in touch a few months later to arrange an appointment at […]

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Married: Sarah + Theo  October 20, 2016

I met Sarah at The Vintage Wedding Fair in Harrogate, where she fell madly in love with my Honeysuckle wedding dress and commissioned me to make her one on the spot. Sarah loved the way my sample dress fitted her – a slightly more relaxed fit on her than I’d made it previously – so […]

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Married: Rachael + Rich  October 17, 2016

Rachael wore my Larkspur separates – the perfect choice for her laid back summer wedding. We agreed on a few design alterations to make them just right for her. I changed the skirt colour from pale pink to oyster silk-satin, a beautiful colour that has a metallic tone when it catches the light. For the […]

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Married: Abby + Conor  October 13, 2016

Abby loved different elements of three of my Collection dresses, so we combined the bits she loved best to make something totally perfect for her. We used the silhouette of Dahlia, the flowing, panelled silk-satin skirt of Larkspur, and the lace of Lilac. Abby liked the slightly longer length of the original Lilac over-dress, so […]

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Debbie Carlisle: Wild Rose  September 21, 2016

I’m a big fan of Debbie Carlisle’s accessories, and was delighted when she asked to borrow some of my gowns for her latest Wild Rose Collection shoot. Debbie says of her new designs: “The Wild Rose Collection is a gathering of brand new wedding hairvines, combs and pins inspired by the botanicals and delicate vines and flowers of the meadows and hedgerows of […]

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Irnham Hall Boho Shoot  September 17, 2016

This gorgeously styled boho shoot was dreamed up and put together by Anna Straw of Anna’s Attic Event Styling. Anna combined heaps of natural and handmade elements with props from her own quirky stash to incredible effect.  Irnham Hall near Grantham made the most beautiful location – how amazing is that glasshouse? Stunning model Lucy […]

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Married: Joanna + Steven  September 9, 2016

Joanna was six months pregnant when she first got in touch, and was getting married a year later. We had originally planned for her to wear a bespoke version of my Camellia slip beneath the Larkspur skirt, but Joanna later decided she wanted to be a little more covered up, so we added a lace […]

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Married: Christina + Graham  August 10, 2016

Christina loved the idea of a two-piece dress, and was keen to combine pattern and lace to create something uniquely hers. She loved the delicate geometric design of the lace I’d used for my Larkspur top, and so we set about trying to find a patterned silk that would complement it. Christina found lots of […]

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Married: Lucy + Adam  July 6, 2016

Lucy had already decided on a 1950s-inspired tea length dress when she came to see me – the perfect choice for her petite, hourglass figure. I helped her to refine her ideas into a definitive design, and select some gorgeous fabrics – an oyster coloured silk dupion and an ivory French lace which worked beautifully […]

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Silk and Stone: An Editorial  June 2, 2016

My second collaboration with fine art photographer Emma Pilkington was inspired by the chateaus and landscapes in the south of France, but shot on location in the Peak District. We chose Hassop Hall for its chateau-style stone walls in pale buff tones – the perfect backdrop for our soft and dreamy editorial. Emma and I decided […]

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Married: Grace + Hugh  May 14, 2016

I met Grace about four years ago, at a collaborative photoshoot I was involved in just after my own wedding. I’d only just decided to try and make a business out of making dresses, and I actually made my Wild Lupin gown especially for this particular photoshoot. Grace was modelling – not my dress this […]

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Rock Your Shot 2 Workshop  May 10, 2016

For the second ever Rock Your Shot workshop – as organised by S6 Photography and featuring some of the best wedding photographers from the UK and beyond – I asked some of my brides to bring along their husbands and play at being models for the afternoon. The results are fantastic – the couples got […]

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Married: Alana and Jim  May 2, 2016

Alana lives in London, and I was recommended to her by a friend of a friend. She’d done such a good job of organising everything else for their wedding in New Zealand, that she’d left her own dress planning fairly late, but luckily I had space to fit her in. Alana had fallen in love […]

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Married: Alexe + Declan  April 24, 2016

Lovely Alexe kept me on my toes throughout our time together. Not only did she change her chosen dress completely once I’d completed my new Collection, she also joined Slimming World and lost an impressive 4 inches from around her waist. So she pretty much had three dresses from start to finish… Alexe’s finished dress […]

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All Things Borrowed Shoot  April 22, 2016

Hannah from All Things Borrowed – a brand new furniture hire and styling company in Yorkshire – got in touch to tell me about a shoot she was planning to showcase thir wares, and asked me to loan a couple of dresses for her gorgeous model Nina to wear. Hannah styled the venue beautifully, in […]

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Married: Lucy + Pete  April 5, 2016

Lucy loved the style and feel of my Honeysuckle bias-cut silk gown, but wanted to create a more simple, elegant version. We kept the overall silhouette the same, and created Lucy’s gown with a lower neckline and satin covered buttons down the back. She chose an ivory silk satin which worked perfectly against her olive […]

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S6 Photography Workshop  March 22, 2016

Lucy and Rich were the perfect models for S6 Photography’s latest workshop. Lucy wears my Peony lace top and Larkspur silk skirt beautifully. Jon has created some fabulous ‘golden-hour’ portraits out in the wilds of our wonderful city. Its always such a pleasure to have Jon ask to use my dresses in a shoot, as […]

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Shelley Richmond Workshop  March 16, 2016

The lovely Shelley Richmond ran a Lottery-funded workshop for 10 photographers last month, and used a few of my gowns for the styled bridal shoot she put together for the second half of the day. Real couple Sam and Anna modelled – with Anna wearing my Lilac dress and Peony tulle skirt. Model Georgia wore my […]

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Married: Cathie + Neil  March 13, 2016

Cathie had already fallen for my Peony gown online before she came to see me, and once she’d tried it on she was totally smitten and commissioned me to make her one on the spot. My fittings with Cathie and her lovely mum were always such a pleasure – these two are such warm, gentle […]

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Married: Jen + Chris  December 21, 2015

Jen came to see me on a friend’s recommendation, just as I was mid-way through my new Collection. She loved Dahlia as soon as she tried it on and decided to go ahead there and then, but was tempted to change the lace or switch the colour of the silk. Once my new Collection was […]

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Autumn Leaves Photoshoot  December 12, 2015

My final seasonal collaboration with Shelley Richmond turned out just beautifully. The sun shone on a clear Autumn afternoon – the first time on these four shoots that we haven’t had to dodge the rain! Our setting was Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens once again, as it was for both the Winter Green and Spring Blossom shoots. […]

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Married: Jo + Jon  December 1, 2015

I’d been recommended to Jo by a friend of Mai Mai’s some time ago, but she hadn’t got in touch as she was determined to find a ‘not too wedding-y’ dress on the high street. Three months before the wedding she realised she wasn’t going to find what she was looking for, and made an […]

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Married: Charlene + Simon  November 26, 2015

Winning the award for my longest-serving bride-to-be, the super-lovely Charlene booked me more than two years ahead of her wedding date. Planning a change of career to retrain as a nurse, Charlene knew how busy the run up to the wedding was going to be for her, so made lots of key decisions as early […]

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Summer Haze Photoshoot  November 24, 2015

I’m a little late sharing the images from this summer shoot…so late in fact that we have our autumn one booked in later this week! But its lovely to look back at pictures taken on warmer days, especially this week after the temperature has plummeted. Summer Haze is the third of four seasonal collaborations between […]

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Rock Your Shot Workshop  November 6, 2015

My exceptionally talented friend Jon of S6 Photography asked me to dress some ladies for a photography workshop he was running. Rock Your Shot took place at The Chimney House in October, and speaking alongside Jon were some of the wedding industry’s top photographers: Rosie Hardy, The Lawsons, John Hope, Claire Penn, Albert Palmer, Sam […]

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Married: Carla + Sam  October 30, 2015

Carla and I both had six-month old babies when she first got in touch, so we immediately bonded over tales of sleep-deprivation! Carla had seen a couple of dresses elsewhere that she liked very much, but she wasn’t head over heels in love with either. We worked together to combine the elements of each that […]

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Picture House Editorial  October 21, 2015

I was delighted to have some of my designs included in this edgy bridal editorial at the gorgeously delapidated Abbeydale Picture House. Organised by stylist Natasha Lyons and photographer Georgina Martin, this shoot combines bridal separates of mine and London-based designer Velvet Johnstone, plus lots of delicious Victoria’s Secret underwear. Featured from my Collection are […]

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Sand and Lace: An Editorial  October 9, 2015

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this dreamy, light-drenched editorial on a glorious Formby beach. The shoot and location were suggested by photographer Emma Pilkington. Emma’s vision for the shoot was of beauty and simplicity. Inspired by the muted pastel tones of the sand dunes and sea, we chose some of […]

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Married: Vicky + Gareth  September 16, 2015

Vicky knew from the start that she didn’t want a traditional ‘white’ wedding dress. She loved the silk and lace textures of bridal fabrics, but wanted to use them on a coloured dress instead. Vicky came along with a proper sketchbook to her first meeting with me – full of notes, inspiration images and fabric […]

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Picture House Photoshoot  August 27, 2015

Abbeydale Picture House is an amazing place – an old cinema in the most beautifully dilapidated listed building. The building has had many uses over the years, and the current owners are embracing its part bohemian / part derelict vibes and holding a range of events there. I worked with a group of wonderful suppliers […]

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Married: Amy + Dave  July 12, 2015

Amy came along to look at my original vintage gowns just a few months before her wedding. When a vintage dress works on someone, it really works, and Amy is the perfect example of that – this 1950s damask dress fit so well, it could have been made for her! Amy and Dave were planning […]

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Whisper: An Editorial  June 1, 2015

A little while ago I had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredibly talented women in putting this editorial photoshoot together. Stylist Katharine Booth and photographer India Hobson selected some of my dresses and separates, which Katharine then paired with high street and vintage pieces to create a series of looks that were understated and […]

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New Collection: Part 2  May 13, 2015

Here are some of my favourite images from my second collection shoot with the wonderful India Hobson. There are so many beautiful shots to choose from its taken me an age to put this selection together – and its still pretty enormous! I love the delicacy and dreamlike quality of this ethereal set of photographs. […]

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Spring Blossom Photoshoot  May 7, 2015

Then came the Spring with all it’s splendour All its birds and all its blossoms All its flowers, and leaves, and grasses After the magic she’d produced on our first photoshoot Winter Green, I jumped at the chance when ace photographer Shelley Richmond suggested we collaborate on a set of four seasonal shoots. Spring Blossom […]

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New Collection: Part 1  April 30, 2015

So…after 5 months of extremely hard work I’m incredibly happy and proud to present my brand new collection of wedding dresses! This time around I’ve been able to have my collection photographed twice – a stunning outdoor shoot with the amazing S6 Photography, and a beautiful studio shoot with the fabulous India Hobson – allowing […]

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3 years on…  April 11, 2015

On the 13th of this month James and I will have been married for 3 years, and on the 13th of next month we’ll have been together for 10. Our friend Jon of S6 Photography asked us to model for his latest photography workshop in our wedding outfits, and it seemed like a lovely (if […]

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City Wedding Photoshoot  March 18, 2015

Last month I loaned photographer Shelley Richmond a few wedding dresses for a commercial photoshoot she was working on. The client was new Sheffield venue Inox Dine – a city centre contemporary restaurant and event space with amazing views over the city. Shelley and Inox brought together a host of local talent to promote the […]

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Married: Bex + Al  February 24, 2015

Bex married her man Al in December, on a perfect bright and crisp winter’s day. After a church ceremony they made their way to the University’s stunning Firth Hall for their wedding breakfast and reception. Bex had already bought a wedding dress from a bridal shop when she got in touch with me. It was […]

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Winter Green Photoshoot  January 21, 2015

‘We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September,’ I heard a bird sing In the dark of December.” I agreed to loan a couple of my wedding dresses to photographer Shelley Richmond for a wintery photoshoot she was planning in December, after she shared her beautiful Pinterest board full of Narnia-esque inspiration. I had […]

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Married: Rebecca + Timothy  January 13, 2015

Rebecca got in touch after seeing my dresses on Love My Dress, and now her fabulous wedding has been featured on that very same blog! Lovely Rebecca and her equally lovely mum first came to see me when I was heavily pregnant was my son Rex – I had to warn her that I might need […]

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Autumn Styled Photoshoot  December 2, 2014

After she photographed the wedding of one of my brides in Leeds earlier this year, photographer Rebecca Tovey got in touch about an autumnal styled shoot she was planning, along with a group of twenty or so young photographers. When I saw the moodboards they had produced to plan out the look of the day, […]

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Married: Lissie + Raoul  November 23, 2014

Lissie got in touch only 3 months before her wedding in something of a panic – she’d bought a sample wedding dress which had been damaged beyond repair while in for alterations. Understandably, Lissie was very upset and worried she wouldn’t be able to find a replacement in time. Although originally hoping to find an […]

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Married: Jen + Joe  November 5, 2014

Gorgeous Jen lives in Dorset, and combined her fitting with me with trips up north to visit her mum who lives nearby. Jen’s mum Catherine came along to every fitting too, and I have to say I’ve developed quite a soft spot for this lovely monther and daughter duo! Jen knew from the start that […]

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Coming soon…  October 21, 2014

A couple of sneaky peeks of some of the gorgeous dresses I’ve made for recent weddings. Very excited to share more images and details soon…exciting!   Image credits : 1. Rebecca & John by Chris Seddon Photography 2. Rebecca & Tim by Rebecca Tovey Photography    

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Happy Half-Year Rex!  June 14, 2014

Six months ago today our little boy Rex was born. It does funny things to your heart, becoming a parent.  James and I are so happy we get to share every day with this amazing, funny, beautiful little person, who gets more funny, amazing and beautiful by the minute. Happy half-year little man. We love […]

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S6 Photography Workshop 1  December 11, 2013

Super wedding snapper Jon Dennis of S6 Photography ran a photography workshop a couple of weeks ago, and borrowed one of my wedding dresses for the gorgeous Grace to model for his students. Unfortunately for Grace the day they’d chosen turned out to be the coldest day of the year so far, so looking this […]

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