Summer
Lara
Lois
Laura Q
Debbie
Carina
Sophie 4
Shelley
Matilda
Shelby
Anneka
Laura-Jean
Katharine
Rachael
Sherie
Sophie O
Zoe M
Sarah 2
Karen
Mel
Charlotte
Liz
Peggy
Julie
Mandy
Rachel
Shirlene
Christine
Zoe
Carolyn
Alexandra
Sarah
Maria
Jo
Allyson
Natasha
Rebecca
Dawn
Alicia
Sabine
Poppy
Catherine
Laura
Melody
Jo 2
Laura C
Robyn
Louisa
Alice
Sophie
Felicity
Jen

Real Brides

Real bridal and occasionwear commissions. They have chosen and personalised different aspects of Rachel Lamb's service to achieve their desired look.

Summer

Summer chose undulating white organza ruffles for the skirt of her bespoke bridal gown, and white lace applique for the fitted bodice and sleeves.

Lara

Lara wore a very simple, totally plain, long sleeved ivory heavy crepe dress for her wedding day. The only embellishment was her beautiful lace veil, previously worn by other members of her family.

Lara's photos are by www.estherwild.com

Lois

Lois liked a boho 70s look for her bespoke wedding dress. Her dress is made from a lightweight ivory satin with and ivory silk Georgette overlay.

Laura Q

Laura's bespoke backless wedding dress featured a built in cape made from heavily beaded, vintage style lace, over a softly draping ivory crepe and chiffon bridal gown.

Debbie

Debbie looked brilliant in strong colours and chose a vibrant dark green silk with a matching lace for her bespoke outfit for her daughter's late winter wedding.

Carina

A beautiful aqua shade was Carina's starting point for her winter wedding dress, overlaid with an ivory and silver corded and beaded lace. Full soft tulle skirts completed the fishtail shape.

Carina's photos were taken by www.katetowersphotography.co.uk

Sophie 4

Sophie commissioned a bespoke knee length gold lace and silk dress for her daughter's Christening ceremony.

Photo by www.sarahbrookesphotography.com

Shelley

Wanting structure and support, Shelley chose a boned, lace up gown with organza skirts and a lace bodice. The overall effect was soft, feminine and easy to wear.

Matilda

Matilda wore a simple Bespoke wedding gown inspired by her mother's wedding dress. The dress is ivory silk with ivory silk Georgette sleeves and neckline. The dress gives a pure and elegant effect with no extra details apart from the line of buttons down the back.

Shelby

Shelby's gorgeous fishtail lace wedding dress featured hand appliquéd lace throughout, with tiny off-the-shoulder eyelash lace trim.

Anneka

Anneka wore a slim cream vintagey lace wedding dress with ribbon details and cap sleeves. The dress was soft and loose around the bust line and a slim, gentle fish tail shape below.

Laura-Jean

The bride wore a Bespoke beaded lace and tulle backless wedding dress for her beach wedding.
The wedding dress bodice section was fitted over the body and hips with hand-appliquéd lace, before flaring out into tulle skirts.

Katharine

Katharine chose a rich red for her winter wedding outfit. A red draped satin dress was worn with a red velvet coat with sparkly pewter beading at the waist.

Rachael

Rachael wore a Bespoke Chantilly lace wedding dress with cap sleeves and delicate pearl beading.

Sherie

Sherie wore a bright pink silk Dupion gown with 3/4 cuffed sleeves and a V-back with high collar at the front. A gorgeous 1950's look. The waisted dress was knee length at the front with a train at the back.

Sophie O

Sophie's glamorous, strapless, all-over lace, bespoke wedding dress was made with a coordinating cape and train which she removed for the evening. The corded lace on Sophie's dress was beaded ivory with gold threading and overlaid on an apricot silk for the main body of the dress.

Zoe M

Zoe came with definite ideas about wanting something different to wear on her wedding day, with themes around the moon and the colours purple and navy. We settled on a simple shape as a vehicle for the applique and beading. Her dress became known as the 'Cosmic moon' wedding dress!

Sarah 2

Bespoke wedding dress combining both light and dark ivory colours in lace, silk, organza and tulle.

Karen

Karen wore a white silk taffeta wedding gown with multi-layered pleated skirts and a simple boned bodice with half length sleeves. The wedding dress is a ball-gown shape and very full with the voluptuous skirts.

Mel

Purple was Mel's choice for her bespoke wedding dress. Her favourite colour, she also wore purple DMs on her feet.

The dress is a softly draped chiffon bodice with a simple A-line skirt.

Charlotte

Bespoke bridal gown for a winter wedding.
Aqua silk satin-backed-crepe wedding dress overlaid with coordinating aqua silk chiffon, with a beaded waist and shoulder trim, and gorgeous floaty cape attached at the shoulders.

Liz

Liz wanted a fabulous mix of lace and tulle with lots of flowers, leaves, butterflies, dragonflies and embroidery for her wedding dress! Names of absent friends were also embroidered into the dress.

Peggy

Ivory silk Georgette draped and ruched bridal gown with lace inserts at neckline.

Julie

Julie wore a wedding dress comprising sage green silk with an overlay of oyster coloured lace. The dress was a slim A-line shape with an empire line.

Mandy

The bride wore a mini length white Guipure lace wedding dress with 3/4 length sleeves.

Rachel

It was important to Rachel that her wedding dress was a colour close to, but not ivory. We looked at many alternative shades, and she chose a pinky-champagne colour.

The wedding dress is a strapless, ruched silk Georgette gown with crochet style lace trims and pearl beading.

Shirlene

Shirlene wanted something totally individual to wear for her unconventional wedding which took place in a forest.
She brought some textured chiffon fabric with her that she liked the look and colour of, and together we combined this with other fabrics to create a fluid, yet structural design that echoed both the spirit of the occasion and of Shirlene herself.
The flowers on her gown were embroidered by her friends, and more arrived at each fitting for us to sew on!

Christine

Christine chose a gold and ivory lace over a silver heavy crepe satin for her wedding dress. The colour combination was very flattering for Christine to wear for her winter wedding.

Zoe

Zoe came with definite ideas based on an outfit worn by a character in her favourite childhood film.

Duchesse Satin gown with shawl collar and circular skirt with tulle overlay.

Carolyn

Carolyn wore an ivory silk Georgette gown with draped sleeves and bust section. Finished with a lace band under the bust and lace ties at the back waist.

Alexandra

Alexandra chose an all-over Chantilly style lace over ivory silk for her strapless gown, with a separate lace, back-fastening shrug to complete the outfit.

Sarah

Loving her mother's wedding dress from the 1970s, Sarah wanted to recreate a similar, yet updated version.

She chose a romantic, unstructured empire-line design with sleeves, made from a cream coloured silk Georgette with hand-crocheted flowers as trims under the bust and on the cuffs.

Each crochet flower was finished with a pearl at its centre.

Maria

Gaia is one of my most popular collection gowns. Maria chose to have it made to measure as the sample design.

Jo

Jo chose ivory Chiffon over heavy silk crepe for her V-necked wedding dress, with hand-made chiffon flower detail at the back.

Allyson

Allyson chose a knee-length dress with sleeves for her summer garden party style wedding.

The dress is made from a dusky pink silk with an ivory lace overlay.

This is a good example of how a Bespoke item need not be complicated.

Natasha

Natasha chose a muted grey-ivory silk, overlaid with many layers of ivory tulle.

Rebecca

A variation on Gaia dress from the Collection. Made for Beck without the cap sleeves from the original design.

Dawn

Dawn liked the 'Tallulah' sample gown, but knew she wanted a red wedding dress. No problem! After seeing many different shades of red, Dawn chose hers, and decided to have some extra beading added as well.

This is a good example of putting your own personal stamp on an existing design.

Alicia

Alicia's dress was made from an ivory silk satin for the cowl neck section and a contrasting heavy crepe for the lower dress section.

Sabine

Sabine wears Fleur wedding gown, a simple and elegant, unstructured design made in silk, with a detachable train.

Poppy

Poppy arrived wanting a simple bridal gown that she would feel comfortable wearing.

We designed a heavy silk crepe wedding dress with a soft drapy lace over-lay and sleeves. The dress has a soft satin sash at the waist.

Catherine

Catherine liked a design from the Collection, but chose to have it made in a different fabric with extra beading.

Laura

Laura picked Lisa-Lou wedding dress from the collection and had the design made to measure.

Ivory silk Taffeta boned, corset style bridal gown with draped skirts.

Melody

Melody's winter wedding dress was inspired by 50's style shaped neckline, with pleated bodice, sleeves and tea-length skirt.

Jo 2

Jo was looking for a simple, feminine, knee length dress with a casual look. Like a shirt tucked into a skirt in dress form, for her small, registry office wedding.

Laura C

Laura's ivory silk wedding dress had an empire seam under the bust to flatter her petite frame. Her strapless gown was ruched across the waist and had delicate lace at the top. The shrug was made in the same lace as featured on her dress.

Robyn

Robyn supplied her own lace for her black and ivory wedding dress. It was important to her that the lace was an abstract pattern.

Louisa

Louisa picked 'Charlie' design from the collection, and had the design made to measure.

'Charlie' was a halter-neck, A-line gown, made from ivory Thai silk with hand-beaded crystals on the bodice.

Alice

A heavily corded lace was used over a silk base to achieve Alice's fitted, empire line, softly fishtail shaped dress.

Sophie

Sophie liked a large ballgown-style skirt from the Collection and a lace bodice. She chose to have the skirt design adapted to suit her by incorporating a ruched fitted area over her hips, and having the bodice made in a different lace.

Felicity

Felicity wore a strapless, gently ruched silk Taffeta wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and matching shrug for her summer wedding.

Jen

Jen wore Hannah wedding dress from the Collection (no longer available in this fabric). A strapless, A-line, sequinned silk organza wedding dress with crumb-catcher neckline.

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