Stop what you are doing and take afternoon tea. A Quintessentially English wedding.

Country manors and Stately homes are associated with a sense of typical Englishness and a stately home was to be the venue for our client Ingrid’s wedding. The the gown style was to depict a timeless quality, something refined yet retaining the county manor feel.

Ingrid had a clear idea of the gown design she wanted after trying a few styles on in a bridal store, but couldn’t decide whether she wanted a small sleeve for her October wedding. Should she? shouldn’t she? and so the design process began.

The soft, ivory Chantilly lace had a delicate scallop edge usually used to finish necklines, sleeve edges and hemlines. We looked at different neckline finishes, scallop lace, silk bound or  plain tulle backed, Ingrid opting for the latter.

Ingrid loved the box pleat element of the gown and the properties of the silk taffeta held each one beautifully.

Ingrid chose a small scallop cap sleeve instead of a 3/4 originally thought. The waistline was perfect for a silk sash. Ingrid would tie the bow to the back.

The gown had a separate internal corset and back button detail and a tulle petticoat with a single bone to hold the skirt in position.

No.9 hope you had the most amazing day.