Bespoke wedding dress for an Autumn wedding day

written by Rachel Lamb
7 · 12 · 22

This post is about a lace and tulle bespoke wedding dress I made for an autumn wedding that took place last year.


The Brief

Bride Rebecca contacted me in 2019 to discuss her wedding plans and in particular her wedding dress. Her brief was: lace – but not floral, country wedding, comfortable, wearable and she wanted to be able to visit the loo with ease! All very do-able and a practical girl after my own heart!


The Design

As for countless others, the pandemic struck so the wedding was postponed until the autumn of 2021, but that didn’t curb Rebecca’s enthusiasm. The bespoke wedding dress design she settled on used a leafy lace embroidered tulle from Bridal Fabrics. This was appliquéd over a soft gold satin fitted bodice and flowing gold satin skirt overlaid with chiffon and tulle layers. The dress had short, flutey sleeves using the edges of the lace to delicate effect. The train on the dress was short – referring to Rebecca’s practical brief for an easy to wear wedding dress.

I added some tiny clear sequins to the neckline and sleeves of the bodice to give a bit of twinkle as the light faded and you can just about see these in the image above.

The Day


These lovely wedding day images of Rebecca and Dan were taken by photographer Ryan Jarvis.

If you’re considering a bespoke wedding dress, why not contact me to discuss ideas? Your dress can take on practical considerations like Rebecca’s in this post, or perhaps practicality is the last thing on your mind! Either way, I’d love to hear from you. I’m taking bookings for weddings with dates from 2023 onward at the moment.

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