Simple and Elegant Custom Wedding Dress

Tell us about your ceremony

Chris and I were married during the COVID pandemic so our wedding took a slightly different shape in some aspects than we expected – face masks and no dancing allowed for example. Having said that, we had always dreamed of a small and intimate wedding with our nearest and dearest, so the limit of 28 guests suited us well. We were married in an evening ceremony on Tower Bridge in London. The aisle was the glass floor of the East Walk way, overlooking St Catherine’s Dock and Butlers Wharf. We kept the decoration simple with just two lemon trees (lemons being an important symbol for Chris and I) and some fresh lemons on the dinner tables, relying on the beautiful London skyline as our main decoration. We enjoyed a small drinks reception followed by dinner at sunset overlooking The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral. Chris and I were also able to experience climbing to the very top of the tower to an outside terrace not usually open to the public, for some beautiful wedding photos.

What kind of dress were you looking for?

I knew I wanted a classic wedding dress that was simple yet elegant. I loved the idea of vintage lace, a small train and buttons on the back. I knew I wanted the dress to skim my hips but have space to move and walk comfortably. Most importantly I wanted a dress that was unique and one of a kind.

Your favorite part of the design process? 

I loved how collaborative the process was. I had quite a clear idea of the design of my dress and the team were so patient with me, guiding me through each decision and option when required. The part that I was most excited about was, half way through the process I decided I wanted to add some personalised embellishment on the back of my dress,  two lemons with mine and my now husband’s initials inside them. I wasn’t sure it would be possible, but the Dressart team surpassed all my expectations, creating the most incredible embellishment that became a real central focus of the dress.

What are the benefits of designing your own dress?

The biggest benefit is that no one will ever have the same dress as you! It will be created exactly for you, to fit you and no compromises required! What could be better?!

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