Rebecca’s Dress Journey at AH 

Our wonderful real bride Rebecca came to visit our showroom in early 2020 and confirmed a beautiful bespoke dress design with us. A concept that was based on our Clarice silk slip dress with a customised separate organza top. The idea was to create a bloused sheer sleeve, delicate fluted cuff and a wrap over tie fastening. Due to lockdown and our brides changing dates we reached out to find out Rebecca’s plans for the big day. We very excitingly learnt that Rebecca had decided to go ahead with a more intimate style wedding on their original date in September. This special day was captured by Bert Palmer

Andrea and our team then guided Rebecca over video call during that time to support through the next steps remotely whilst we were working from home over this period. 

Rebecca’s dress was a more customised piece with a bespoke top so it was really important that we had the design exactly right. Andrea liaised with Rebecca over this time to confirm all the design details such as sleeve proportions, the wrap over styling of the top & fabrics. We also wanted to make sure Rebecca was happy and comfortable with her dress elements and that they were suitable for a more intimate wedding.

Measurements were taken remotely and a toile/prototype was made ready to for Rebecca to try once we re-opened our studio. In July we carried out the toile fitting to confirm the final details and for Rebecca to see her bespoke top prior to us finalising in silk. The design was beautiful and everyone was really excited to see the idea come to life. We proceeded with a silk fitting and final fitting on a much shorter timescale to make sure the dress was perfect for Rebecca’s big day.

We loved working with Rebecca over this time and were so thrilled to see these wonderful images! A truly lovely example of teamwork, communication and trust during a challenging time.

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making my dream wedding dress. I could not have been happier with how it turned out. I had the best experience with you all and you all did such a perfect job (and all in the midst of a pandemic!) I was so proud to be wearing such an amazing British brand” – Rebecca

If you love Rebecca’s bespoke dress we would love to talk to you about creating your very own customised design! You can book a bespoke appointment with our team via our online booking system or you can drop us an e-mail to [email protected] to start the conversation.

We have a beautiful selection of dresses and bridal tops with sheer silk sleeves such as our Dew Top or Clarice Dress which are also available to try via our AH From: Home service or you can purchase through our online shop.

Don’t forget to visit our Real Brides page to find more inspiration for your dress and wedding day!




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