Real Brides

Meet our Real Brides, a wonderful place to take inspiration. See how our brides have styled and customised their AH designs alongside some special Bespoke Pieces we have created.


I cannot thank the wonderful team at Andrea Hawkes enough. They were exceptionally kind throughout the process and put so much care into every step. I was absolutely thrilled with my dress, which managed to combine everything I had hoped for into one bespoke design.


It was important to me to get a dress from a sustainability-minded designer and I wanted a dress that could be easily re-purposed post-wedding. I already loved AHB's classic and elegant designs, then when I learned more about their commitment to sustainability, I knew I needed to get my dress from AHB. It was an amazing bonus that the studio was located just a few doors down from my home.

The AHB team are just lovely. The studio is comfortable and calm. And the dress (the beautiful Brie) was just perfect. Brie is now living her second life as a separate top & skirt, being worn casually. Thank you, Siobhan and team, for such a lovely experience.


Andrea and her wonderful team are extremely special. I had a magical experience designing my wedding dress.

Walking into Andrea Hawkes was always such a lovely experience. I immediately felt at home and always felt so welcome. Siobhan and Rebecca were extremely kind throughout the process and would always go the extra mile to ensure that I was comfortable and happy. We added so many special details and I will forever be grateful.

I also love that all AHB dresses are made in house by the ever so talented team. Looking at my dress, you can see the care and love that has been taken. It is just flawless. The quality of every little detail is incredible.

I also had my beautiful single tier India veil made by the team. Siobhan kindly helped arrange this with a week do go. Im so grateful. I had so many compliments from my friends and family. The details are magical.

I would highly recommend choosing AHB to be part of your bridal journey. I wish I could get married again so that I could have another dress made! (Don’t tell Matt).


I was dreading the search for my wedding dress. Mum came down to London one weekend and we had a whole day of appointments at various London wedding designers planned- I was terrified and anxious to say the least!

Luckily, we started at Andrea Hawkes - who happened to be round the corner from my flat, and whom I had heard amazing things about. Andrea and Siobhan welcomed us into the beautiful Islington Showroom and immediately made me feel at ease. What stuck me the most was the quality of the dress fabrics- all natural silks, that fell beautifully and felt amazing. I had no idea what style I wanted but every dress I tried on, I felt incredible in.

Mum and I knew we had found the brand I would go onto work with and we (reluctantly) carried on with our appointments, despite knowing in our hearts my decision had been made. All the team at AH have been incredible through the process, so understanding, flexible, working so hard to make my dream dress- always with a caring and calm manner and I feel so lucky I found them. I felt amazing on my wedding day, I wore my dress all day and night and didn’t want to take it off when it came to bedtime!


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.

The thing that I truly appreciated with Andrea and the team, was that they wholeheartedly wanted to create a dress that I would be completely happy with. Nothing I asked was too much, and when some of my ideas didn’t work as I’d hoped, they were totally honest with me about the practicalities and were incredibly supportive about making any necessary changes.


I just wanted to say how absolutely incredible you all are at Andrea Hawkes and how unbelievably happy I am that I found you.

I have never had anything made to measure in my life and I still get very tearful looking at these photos and remembering how beautiful and confident I felt because I finally had something that fitted every single part of me perfectly. You made that possible and I will always be so grateful for that.


Where to begin? Finding a dress is no easy experience and actually quite stressful. Where you have to put a lot into visualising your potential dress which is sometimes hard to see when you've tried loads and it all becomes a white blur of wedding dresses.

Not with AH. In fact the opposite...

Picking a dress: Siobhan was amazing about making the experience enjoyable, relaxing and fun. Helping find dresses that suited my taste and body type and then working on different combinations to make it bespoke to my taste/needs and helping visualise the final product.

Dress making/fitting: I had a 'made to measure' dress produced with the help of the incredible Rebecca. Her and the teams effortless help and craftsmanship in making sure the dress was perfect every step of the way and truly bringing my version of the Maddison to life.

Aftercare/Alterations: Lastly, I had a cheeky ask with some tight turnarounds for an alteration to my dress after the Wedding Day for another event. Again Siobhan and Rebecca were SO accommodating in turning this around for me and I am eternally grateful.


Thank you very much for the incredible wedding dress! I felt like the absolute best version of myself and received many compliments thanks to you. I walked, drank and danced in it all day and night. I've never felt so amazing in my life and wished I could keep it on forever.

The dress journey was my favourite part of the wedding planning. The hardest decision I had to make was "which dress" because I loved so many. I'm glad to have gone with the made to measure option which allowed us to incorporate various elements of different dresses into the perfect dress for me! Drew and I are so glad to have you be a part of our wedding memory and photographs.


Thank you to all the AHB team for creating my beautiful wedding dress! It was an absolute delight to wear. I really enjoyed the whole process with you - from choosing the dress, the fittings, and finally collecting the dress. From the first time I stepped into the bridal shop, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the silks (the gorgeous weight of the fabric and the way it moves when on) and the cleanliness of the dresses available to try on.

Siobhan was excellent help - she assured me that you could make up a dress using a top from one dress and the skirt from another, which made my decision very easy! AH was the first bridal shop I went into and after day two of shopping, I just knew I had to go back. Thank you again!


I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at AH, especially Sophie, Siobhan and Laurie. During the whole process, everyone was so kind and helpful and very accommodating to my wishes and preferences.

I thoroughly enjoyed attending all of the fittings as it always felt so personal. The dress was absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable on the day, it really couldn’t have been anymore perfect! My best friend and maid of honour Sophie being one of the seamstresses made it that little bit more special as well!


Thank you so much for all your support in finding and making my dream dress. From my first visit to the shop where Siobhan was absolutely fantastic in helping me try so many beautiful dresses on. I knew the minute I tried on Lotus it was very special - it was exactly the sort of dress I envisioned wearing and was so beautiful but also comfortable, and I really felt like myself when I put it on, which I’d struggled with in other shops.

Siobhan also told me that it was made in London, with lace from France, and that the dress was called Lotus - I thought this was fate since Joakim and I live in London, got engaged in France and met in South Korea, where the national flower is the Lotus! The fittings team were amazing in supporting me through the process, and dealt with my last minute jitters too! Massive thanks to the team for packing the dress so carefully in my tiny suitcase that had to fly to Sweden with me!

Thanks again for helping me find the perfect dress for my fairytale winter wedding - you really helped make my dreams come true!


I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for my absolutely stunning wedding dress. All the usual bridal cliches came true - it was the most beautiful thing I've ever worn and I didn't want to take it off! Luckily the sun shone for us, and the material looked absolutely incredible on the day.

I don't think I met all of the people who worked on the dress, so I'm afraid I can't thank you all by name. But I did want to say a particular thank you to Siobhan, who had the vision to combine my favourite elements of your different designs. And to Rebecca, for being such a calm and reassuring presence in all of my fittings.


I really appreciate Siobhan’s, Rebecca’s, the designer and the dress maker Beata’s help in making my day so special. I have never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. I plan to wear it again at the wedding party we will have in India.

Friends and family who live in different parts of the world have appreciated the dress!


Thank you so much from the bottoms of my heart for helping make my dream dress and making me feel so special on our wedding day. I honestly felt so beautiful!

Thank for such an memorable experience from the minute I saw your dresses I knew that this is where my dress was! The whole experience has been flawless and so down to earth. I knew when I put the dress on for the first time that it was the one.

I honestly can't thank you all enough for all you have done to make the most amazing dress and hopefully I'll come back to have some post wedding alterations!