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“Voglio un matrimono perfetto.”

Don’t we all want a perfect wedding? One of Duolingo’s favourite sentences to throw at me to translate (I’m trying to learn Italian) is this one: “I want a perfect wedding.” Another is “Are my shoes electric?” for some reason, but I digress. Every time I have to translate Voglio un matrimono perfetto, I twitch…

Would you do your job free or for a discount?

Have you ever been asked to work for no/less money? How did you respond and how did you feel afterwards? The Un-Wedding posted this on Instagram today, and it chimed with some recent conversations with fellow designer-dressmakers who have been asked for discounts, or even to work free in exchange for “exposure”. I’m either not…

How to see fewer weight-loss ads when you’re engaged

Planning =/= shredding for the wedding Fifteen years ago, I was excitedly, a little smugly and absolutely bloody FINALLY making my betrothal to my favourite human official: I changed my relationship status on Facebook to ‘Engaged’. The effect was immediate. In addition to the flattering influx of likes, comments and messages of congratulations, the adverts…

If you…

…(hopefully) recognise yourself in at least one of these: If you trusted me to design and make your wedding dress, veil or part of your outfit this year; If you chose me to restyle or alter your dress; If you collaborated with me on a styled shoot, design, blog or magazine feature; If you liked,…

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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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