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War and Weddingwear 🇺🇦

Helping brides whose wedding dresses were being made in Ukraine, AND their Ukranian dressmakers. While Putin’s troops attacked Ukraine this week, two british brides contacted me. Both had ordered wedding dresses that were being made in Ukraine. Now this can no longer happen, they asked if I could make them instead. I could have rubbed […]

Couples in Co-ordinated Clothes

I received a press inquiry this week asking whether couples should coordinate their wedding outfits. This question both resonated with and rankled me. It was a well timed question; this week alone I’ve been working on coordinating outfits for three couples and it’s certainly something I’m seeing more of, for different reasons. That said, my […]

2022 – a bumper year for weddings… or postponements?

Today, my first 2022 bride called me to say she is postponing her wedding to 2023. The uncertainty about new strains, new restrictions and new red-list countries (they’re marrying abroad) had become too much. It buoys me to say that she and her fiancé are happy to have made the decision and can get back […]

Why White?

How Queen Victoria, new-fangled photography and rubbish laundry facilities created the iconic western tradition Ever wondered why western brides wear white? Queen Victoria sparked the trend in 1840 and actually raised eyebrows by choosing white, which was usually only worn by debutantes for their presentation to court. Before then (and for a while after), brides […]

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Hello, I’m Holly. Welcome to my latest musings on designing, dressmaking, what goes on behind the scenes and all things weddings. May contain cats.

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