Inspiring Individuality

Welcome to my wedding blog, which is all about inspiring individuality. Here you’ll find tips on designing your own bespoke bridal gown with Couture Kit, real stories from our real brides wearing their made to measure wedding dresses, and brides who came to me to have their dress altered.

Sabina’s dream lace bespoke gown
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Sabina’s dream lace bespoke gown

  Sabina described herself as being “a bride who knew exactly what she wanted at the same time as having no idea“. We LOVE this kind of challenge, and instantly also fell in love with the enthusiasm, creativity and laughter of this

Angela’s dream champagne bespoke gown
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Angela’s dream champagne bespoke gown

  Introducing our real bride Angela, who designed her own wedding dress, which we made to measure to fit her perfectly, in champagne satin and gold lace. From the moment we first met this relaxed and charming bride-to-be, Angela was an absolute pleasure to

Real bespoke bride Alice in her silk gown
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Real bespoke bride Alice in her silk gown

Our real bespoke bride Alice kindly wrote this beautiful guest blog about her experience of having her wedding dress made to measure. Take it away Alice… xx The problem with having a clear idea in your head of how you want to look on

Real bride Lein in her pale blue bespoke gown
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Real bride Lein in her pale blue bespoke gown

  When Lein first came to our London bridal shop at Ham House in Richmond, to talk about her ideas for her bespoke wedding dress, we were so inspired by her fresh and colourful vision for her gown and her Spring wedding. We had already

Bespoke bridal hair accessories
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Bespoke bridal hair accessories

  Welcome to a feast of delightful jewelled bridal hair accessories by bespoke British jewellery designer Halo and Co. We’re so excited to be stocking these gorgeous pieces in our London and Surrey bridal shops, and being able to offer our stylish

How to choose the perfect bespoke veil
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How to choose the perfect bespoke veil

  When you choose your wedding dress, whether it is made to measure, chosen from a boutique, or found on Ebay, the accessories you add can transform your look completely. There might be a family heirloom veil that your Granny is keen for you to wear. Or

Our National Trust London bridal shop
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Our National Trust London bridal shop

  We are so excited to have been invited by the National Trust to continue with our Bridal boutique within the picturesque and historic Ham House in Richmond. You can come and try on Couture Kit bespoke wedding dresses in this splendid 17th

Pippa Middleton in her bespoke wedding dress
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Pippa Middleton in her bespoke wedding dress

  A visual feast for you today, my lovely readers … Pippa Middleton, sister of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, married James Matthews yesterday in a breathtaking bespoke bridal gown by British designer Giles Deacon. The ceremony took place at St

Valentina’s dream lace and silk bespoke wedding dress
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Valentina’s dream lace and silk bespoke wedding dress

  Now, my lovely readers, I freely admit to being a little in love with the Italians… I have a degree in Italian and spent a year in Florence in my 20s. So when Valentina first approached us about making her luxurious bespoke bridal gown, I couldn’t

Ashleigh’s dream white silk and lace bespoke gown
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Ashleigh’s dream white silk and lace bespoke gown

  When I first met Ashleigh I was totally smitten by her energy, her fun and thoughtful personality and the biggest smile I’d ever seen! Here’s the story of her wedding to her handsome fiancé Chris, on a sunny Spring day… This