Rachel Lamb Design
Established in 2000, Rachel Lamb is a multi award winning wedding dressmaker and bridal designer, specialising in bespoke wedding dress & outfit design for brides-to-be and mothers of the bride and groom. Rachel also has a range of in-house bridal designs to view and order made to measure and for your inspiration.
Creating Your Dream Dress
All the dresses that leave the studio are designed and handmade by me and my small team of helpers. I love designing unique dresses, the technical aspects of pattern cutting to create an amazing fit for all shapes and sizes, and the craft aspect of the manufacturing process.
Whichever route you take, several patterns and toiles (prototypes) are cut to the brides exact measurements, several fittings take place and the dress is made accordingly.
I offer a very flexible design service and there are several routes to creating your dream dress:
Choose a dress from the Collection
I have designed and made a Collection of inspirational wedding gowns, in a variety of beautiful fabrics including laces, organza, silk and tulle. Brides are invited to try these dresses on, in order to find a style that suits them. The gown is then ‘made to measure’ to the bride’s measurements.
Use the Collection as a starting point
Alternatively, using the Collection as a starting point, brides can alter various aspects of my designs to suit their taste. For instance, sleeves could be added, the lace or colour could be changed, necklines can be changed to suit the bride. Or you could combine elements from several different dresses, for example, the top half of one with the bottom half of another. I will always guide and advise as to what will and won’t work.
Full Bespoke Service
This is all about creating a dress (or outfit) that is an extension of you, and can incorporate your own individual design ideas. Brides often have something that inspires them – a favourite dress or part of a dress, a piece of fabric or an aspect of their lives that they would like to incorporate into the design. Bespoke can mean anything – the most flamboyant gown to the simplest shift dress. Whatever you want. Bespoke dresses generally need between 4-8 fittings. Please be assured that although I believe ‘anything is possible’, I will always advise if I feel something really won’t work!
Rachel Lamb’s bespoke commissions
Rachel also designs her own Collection of made to measure bridal gowns, available to view and made to order in her studio.
No Obligation Appointments
Don’t hesitate to contact Rachel for a no obligation appointment to discuss your ideas at her studio in Witcham, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. (Please check your junk folder for replies from Rachel especially if using a gmail account.)
Latest News & Updates
Information about my availability for summer 2022 going forward to 2023.
A theatrical and multilayered bespoke wedding dress for a winter wedding in a castle.
This post about a bespoke satin and lace full skirted wedding dress features a wonderful testimonial from the bride.