Sabina’s dream lace bespoke gown

Sabina described herself as being “a bride who knew exactly what she wanted at the same time as having no idea“.

We LOVE this kind of challenge, and instantly also fell in love with the enthusiasm, creativity and laughter of this wonderful bride.

Surrounded by her fabulous family and friends – including her gorgeous bridesmaids Leanne, Rachel, Emma and Leanne… this was truly a fun-filled day!

Sabina and Ben were married at the beautiful Surrey wedding venue of Gate Street Barn, near Guildford in Surrey, during early Spring.

These gorgeous images were kindly shared by hugely talented wedding photographer, Elizabeth David, who really captured the essence of this fun-filled day.

The marriage ceremony was performed in the main Barn, which was beautifully decorated by floral designer Rosie Orr, and then transformed into a space for the wedding reception.

Sabina and Ben chose Kalm Kitchen to create the delicious wedding breakfast..

The whole day was filled with the personality and charisma of this fabulous couple..

This included a characterful lucky chimney sweep…

An amazing cake by Le Papillon Patisserie…

A fabulous evening band… there was clearly lots of dancing to be had…

And personalised touches throughout the day to make the guests feel relaxed and enjoy it as much as the bride and groom.

Sabina designed her gown herself using our simple “Couture Kit” web app, and selected a gorgeous pale porcelain soft crepe for the fabric.

This creative bride added stunning “Naomi” corded lace accents, some of which were beaded, for her little bolero jacket.

We made to measure this beautiful design, and all enjoyed a fun-filled “applique placement fitting” (…yes…in dressmaker world, that really is a thing!), during which we took time to ensure each beaded applique embellishment was positioned to create exactly the look Sabina wanted. We even gave it a name… “The Sabina Swirl”.

Sabina chose to accessorise her unique gown with a fingertip length “Honeycomb” veil by our British bespoke veil-maker Joyce Jackson ; with shoes by Rainbow Club, which she had dyed to match the sapphire colours from her engagement ring. These were echoed further by the blue jewels in the gorgeous brooch which fastened the sash around her waist. The pale blue sash was handmade to fit perfectly, in a crepe backed satin by James Hare Silks.

In her own words, Sabina said about having her wedding dress made…
“These marvellous ladies made me feel more comfortable than any other bridal boutique, and listened patiently to my ideas, making sense of them when I could not, and turning them into wonderful sketches. Having a dress made for you is unbelievably personal, and so liberating. These amazing ladies will do everything they possibly can to make you a perfect, unique, and irreplaceable dress”.

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