My Bridal Room….

19/09/20 General

Happy New Year, especially if you are getting married this year! I thought I would post a few shots of my bridal room. One lovely girl who came to see me last year said “I didn’t think you were real, because you had so many dresses, and it seemed too good to be true!”. Well […]

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In these difficult times we can still do fittings, even if you don’t feel able to visit- please contact me to arrange a Zoom call and I can show you some lovely dresses. Alternatively I am seeing clients at my studio in a Covid-safe way, by keeping visitor number low and using hand gel and masks. I am always delighted to meet new brides and discuss your dress. I look forward to chatting soon, Helena x

11/09/20 General
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Alice. My new 1930s style wedding gown.

24/04/20 General

This lovely vintage inspired wedding dress can be made in several styles of lace, with a silk slip underneath- in ivory or champagne. The classic 1930s styling features a high soft neckline, long lace sleeves, sparkly shoulder appliqu├ęs and small ‘puddle’ train.

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Real bride Sophie wearing Florence gown to perfection

28/12/19 General

This beautiful bride knew from the first appointment that she wanted to wear the Florence gown for her winter wedding, Sophie had with her a favourite dress and we copied the sleeve style. Florence is made individually and is different for each bride so we were delighted to do that. Sophie’s charming mother Claire made […]

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Pale gold stunning vintage wedding dress from 1962

03/10/19 General

This wonderful little dress was worn by a bride in Ipswich in 1962. It is a wonderful example of 1960s chic, beautifully made from a pale glowing gold floral brocade or jacquard fabric, with a soft shine. Hitting just below knee length, with gorgeous scalloped boat knock, long fitted sleeves and clever seams to create […]

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Tales from the dress room -part three.

27/07/19 General

Each decade has something unique and amazing to offer modern fashionable brides. Read on and I’ll explain what makes vintage wedding dresses so special ! 30s vintage wedding dresses The 30s is very popular for its glamorous fitted full length lace, and slinky satin styles. As a general rule it is bias cut ( cut […]

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Tales from the dress room -part two.

12/07/19 General

Making vintage stylish and contemporary or keeping it beautifully authentic? We can do either for our lovely brides. In Part two of my blog about how I work, I am going to explain how we can update the dresses to make them ‘fashionable’. If my clients want complete authenticity that is wonderful and I love […]

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Tales from the Dress Room -part one. Vintage Fabrics.

04/07/19 General

Hello Lovelies and thanks for joining me on my blog, I want to tell you a little about what makes vintage so special and explain about my unique service. I carefully restore lovely vintage dresses to their former glory but this can only be possible if the fabrics are strong and in good condition, and […]

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60s one-shoulder wedding dress for lovely bride Susan

11/06/19 General

I just received these lovely photos from Susan, courtesy of her photographer ‘Juliebee photography’. Susan was a joy to work with and the dress just needed minor fitting, in order to show off her lovely figure and her 60s style bob perfectly. In Susan’s words…. I just wanted to get in touch to say thank […]

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