A fresh approach to dressmaking and design
We can hand-make your perfect bespoke wedding dress to your own design, and to fit you beautifully.
Our real brides say we offer a sense of control, and the confidence that your finished custom made gown will incorporate your ideas and be the one and only perfect gown for you. You can find out more about How it works when you have a gown made with our Couture Kit design collection.
We have researched, sourced and nurtured the right connections with the very best fabric suppliers, talented and reliable UK manufacturers, and dedicated professional seamstresses.
Your vision, made to fit you beautifully
Our brides choose us for many reasons , and in their own words, here’s how some felt until they found us:
“I knew what I wanted but I just couldn’t find it.”
“I’d looked at lots of wedding dresses, but tended to like the top of one dress and the skirt of another.”
“I liked the design but I didn’t like the fabric.”
“I could never find clothes that fitted, so nothing I tried on worked.”
Our design team is driven by a genuine fascination with the breath-taking variety of creative ideas which come from you, our real brides.
Your experience with us is a collaborative design journey. From the very beginning, we take the time to build up a picture of your vision for your dress and find out what inspires you.
Recommended by Love My Dress
It’s a lovely thing for a wedding dress designer to receive such a glowing recommendation from such a dedicated and luxury wedding expert. Read on to find out what the lovely folk at Love My Dress think…
DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING DRESS WITH CAROLINE ARTHUR By Tamryn Lawrence
“A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a very special film premiere in London. Wedding dress designer Caroline Arthur had created the fabulous “Barley Sprites” film… and frankly, it made me quite emotional. This beautiful short film tells the story of a bride to be literally designing her own dress with the help of the “sprites” who guide and assist her until she has the wedding gown of her dreams. Now, this might sound like something that can only happen in a film, but with Caroline Arthur, you really can create your own wedding dress…” Read more
Trusted by The National Trust
Our boutique is located at the National Trust property of Ham House in Richmond. This is where we have appointments with our brides to come and try on samples, look at fabrics and design their own wedding dress.
We are located in the heart of this beautiful stately home, which is also open to the public. If you are not yet a National Trust member, we will happily pay your visitor entry fee for the day of your appointment, so you can enjoy looking around this historic house and garden, and enjoy the café, after trying on wedding dresses in our boutique.
We are very honoured and excited to be the first ever bridal gown designer to be invited to collaborate with the National Trust in this way, and to contribute to their flourishing growth, whilst enabling you to experience first hand, the atmosphere and grandeur of this truly unique place.