We are incredibly excited to announce that Megan Gilbride’s bespoke wedding dress is now available to try and purchase at the Andrea Hawkes Studio. This stunning collaborative design between Andrea & Megan is extremely special. Taking key elements from AH design and blending them seamlessly with Megan’s vision we have collectively created the ‘Poppy’ dress.

“From the minute I first connected with Megan, I knew this would be a great collaboration. Megan has a fantastic eye and really had a vision for how she wanted to feel on her wedding day. We both have a mutual appreciation for the same things, such as quality of fabrics and British craftsmanship so when the discussion about us making Megan’s wedding dress arose, I knew it was going to be a special experience!

A combination of Megan’s intuition and vision. My eye and design ideas, Megan’s dress was created! We’ve all enjoyed working with Megan so much, its been such a natural, creative journey and we are thrilled to be able to offer the ‘Poppy’ dress to future brides”

– Andrea

The ‘Poppy’




‘Poppy’ is a bias cut shape made from buttery soft silk satin, the sheen is delicately pearlescent and creates an uplifting glow. The draped silk cowl neckline is a key focal feature of this design, the soft drapery creates a timeless and effortless look all in one. Let’s not forget the back! A low, open design with double strap cross over detail, we love how this elevates the design and along with the extended train adds just the right amount of drama!

“Poppy, named after my Nan, who loved to sew and actually made my bridesmaid dress for my mum and dads wedding – was designed with comfort in mind. I wanted nothing more on my wedding day than to feel like myself – and that meant: simplicity, comfort and elegance. My dress ticked every box and more on the day and I couldn’t think of anything more magical than having it as an option for other brides to experience. Comfort was fundamental, but what I wanted Poppy to embody was an effortless, timeless style. Something for the ages that could be passed down and reinvented for years to come.”  – Megan


“I wanted my dress to feel like a second skin, and that’s exactly what Poppy is – a dress that works with your body, making you feel sexy, sophisticated and special whilst still being functional and practical. Every detail, from the stretch and drape of the bias cut silk fabric, to the cross-over spaghetti straps has been curated with style and practicality in mind. We left no stone unturned to ensure that this felt like the most effortless wedding dress out there and I’m so incredibly proud of what we created. I can’t wait to see other brides discover Poppy and for it to be part of their special day is the greatest honour”


“Designing Poppy was the most beautiful journey and an experience I’ll treasure forever. Working with Andrea, sharing my ideas and having them realised by someone who valued my wants and needs at the centre of the collaboration was, and is, incredibly special to me. From start to finish everything Andrea produces is in-house – and being able to see the entire process, to work with everyone involved – a team of women who have sustainability, ethics and customer care at the forefront of their offering made the journey so much more personable and unique

To know that something I have co-created will be an option for you to wear on your actual wedding day is one of the greatest privileges of my life; and I am literally giddy with excitement to see you wearing her!” 

Read all about how Megan and Andrea bought this design to life

The ‘Poppy’ is available to purchase in any UK size or fully made to measure depending on your personal preference. Our team will help guide you on which service is right for you!

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