Alex’s Dress Journey…

We first met with Alex back in August 2019 and had a wonderful appointment trying our designs. Alex wanted something timeless, classic and simple made from high quality silk & French lace. Our Hope dress offered all of those elements with it’s delicate lace bodice and flowing silk a-line skirt. The low back and sheer cap sleeves added some beautiful lines and detail to Alex’s dress. It was paired perfectly with our Elizabeth scallop lace edge veil which framed the whole look!

Alex opted for our full made to measure service, we worked with Alex’s precise body measurements to make a custom dress pattern that fitted like a glove. Alex’s dress was completed and ready for their April 2020 wedding date, unfortunately this was unable to go ahead but we were so thrilled to hear Alex and Paolo decided to marry just a few months later in September. A beautifully intimate wedding with close family and friends in this wonderful location. Captured by the very talented Eneka Stewart.

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for my beautiful, beautiful dress. Paolo and I FINALLY got married on 26 September and we had a perfect day. It was just beautiful – and miraculously all the stress of these past few months and ever-changing plans went away.”

“Thank you so much for making me feel beautiful as I got married; my journey with Andrea Hawkes was honestly my favourite and most enjoyable part of (what was very stressful) wedding planning! You made it so special, personalised and thank you especially Siobhan for being patient with me when I came to try on the dress a million times at the beginning. I feel paradoxically very lucky that I get to wear the dress again for a second time next year (fingers crossed!).”

If you love Alex’s Classic, timeless wedding outfit our Abby Dress and Adria Lace top would be a wonderful choice. Our Elizabeth veil with delicate scalloped edge would finish the look off perfectly!

To make an appointment with our team you can book via our online booking system, all of our collection pieces are also available to try using our AH From: Home service and a selections of our designs can be purchased directly through our online shop.

Don’t forget to visit our Real Brides page where you can find plenty more inspiration!




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