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Mrs and Mrs photoshoot

Mrs & Mrs picnic

Our Mrs and Mrs photoshoot has got to feature as one of the highlights of 2021 Of all the things we love in our day to day. Working with skilled professionals has got to feature on the top. We were over the moon when The wedding guru Oskar got in touch and told us about his ideas. Oskar was planning a photoshoot with 2 same-sex female models. They should have a simple outdoors wedding and picnic on Arthurs Seat. Oskar asked me to come up with designs bearing in mind that they should be suitable for the theme. I LOVE…

Soft Blue Wedding Dress

soft blue wedding dress

Soft Blue Wedding Dress with embellishment was Joanne’s vision for her wedding dress. The beautiful wedding was held at Manderston House in Duns The wedding ceremony is taking place underneath the big copper beech tree on the beautiful grounds. That dress Jo has a real vision for flowers and decorations. We had to make the dress to match. We made the dress in the soft duck egg blue rough Orissa silk. The skirt is a full circle with pleats where it joins the bodice. The bodice has structure and boning. The bodice has an internal lace-up as well as buttons…

Lake District Garden Wedding

silk wedding dress

Lake District Garden Wedding A very beautiful silk wedding dress was what we made for Shonagh. She had planned a beautiful garden wedding in her parent’s garden in the Lake District. She had picked the date and kept to the date, but due to the corona restrictions had  2 parties to celebrate with all the people she wanted there. Shonagh initially had some different pictures of ideas from Pinterest. They were all stunning and we picked and chose a couple of ideas. The first thing was a simple dress with wrap-over detail and spaghetti straps. And then a little overlay…

Boathouse micro wedding

boathouse wedding archerfield

Boathouse micro wedding, Archerfield The lovely Catriona came to see us with ideas from different dresses she had tried on. The features she loved was a big floaty skirt with a train. Soft lace overlay on the bodice and sleeves. And she really wanted pearl buttons. After meeting and discussing the options and looking at lots of stunning lace. We narrowed it down to a full circle skirt and a particular lace for the bodice. We made a template for her bespoke dress. Catriona came alone to the meetings and fittings as due to the lockdown her parents in East…

Garden wedding in the Borders

beautiful Scottish garden wedding

From the minute we heard from Mary, we loved all her ideas of a wedding in the garden on the amazing estate called  The Haining near Selkirk. It looks absolutely stunning and they could provide all that the young couple wanted for their big day. Mary is a rare breed as the bride goes, as this is her first and only attempt at a wedding. She is so lucky, she didn’t swap and change the date and venue, and numbers many times over. This Bride is one of my own heart, a real outdoors girl who loves horses and dogs….

Royal enclosure at Royal Ascot

Royal enclosure at Royal Ascot This blog post is so long overdue. I have had so many of your asking me for pictures from my big day out. I was so so excited to be invited to Royal Ascot. In fact, the invitation was from last year, but we all know covid happened. So this year I it was such a wait to see if it would go ahead. The the date was a couple of days before Boris had announced the lifting of the restrictions. Anyway, with 3 weeks to go, we were told it would go ahead with…

Canongate Kirk Wedding

Uniform wedding

Canongate Kirk Wedding This wedding is one I have been very excited about being part of.  Flora’s mum, Jane has been a client and friend of the shop for a long long time. She has such great taste and love for colour, and we always love making outfits for her. We made Jane’s outfits for both her sons’ weddings too. So we were literally jumping with joy when the news arrived that Flora now was engaged. Flora is so cool. She is amazing at sports and she has been representing Great Britain on the world stage and was part of…

Beautiful Skye Wedding

Skye Wedding

Beautiful Skye Wedding in an amazing wedding dress on a sunny day. We loved making this wedding dress for Joanna. Like so many others her wedding could not take place in the original form. So instead they did a wonderful small family wedding on Skye with just the family there. The great news for me was that they had plenty of time for the photography as they didn’t have a big party to come back to, and the sun shone and made Isle of Skye look so amazing.  We absolutely love the photographs by Rosie at Love Skye Photography and…

Netherbyres House creative shoot

netherbyres photoshoot

Netherbyres House creative shoot came from a lovely invitation. We had the offer to come and a creative shoot there, while the UK was still in lockdown. Luckily commercial shoots were still allowed to go ahead with all the guidance to be followed. Because of the limited numbers allowed, I didn’t go on the day to the shoot. I was really (nervous &) excited to see the images, as I had not been part of it. And I absolutely loved how it all looked. Thanks so much to Jasmin Bauer Photography for working really hard pulling it all together styling…

Weddings and weight loss

weddings and weightloss

Weight loss, my gift to myself 6 months ago, I suddenly realised I was going to be 50 in March. I was worried we could still not have parties due to covid. I felt 50 was a personal milestone and something I should celebrate for myself. I am not scared of turning 50, actually, I am very proud I made it. My best friend and my older sister did not make it to 40, so I think it is a privilege making it to 50. I started to think of what I wanted and realised all I wanted was to…

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