‘Love my dress’ feature

One of Mariee’s favourite bespokewear brides, the gorgeous Sarah Mccloughlin, was recently featured in the bridal blog Love my dress.

Sarah’s ‘Mad Hatter’ inspired wedding was nothing short of brilliant. A small and intimate vintage styled wedding with an Alice in Wonderland tea party feel. We love Sarah’s style and attention to detail. The couple tied the knot on 16th August, 2013 at Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire. Photography by Claire Penn.

Sarah writes about her wedding day experience with our bespoke wear designer Katy Britton below.

“My dress was by designer Katy Britton of Mariee Bridal Boutique.  I knew exactly what I wanted for my wedding dress – vintage style elegant lace, an hourglass shape with a fishtail and scalloped edge, and lots of teeny tiny buttons down the back.

I had been to a lovely local wedding dress shop with my mum to try on lots of different dresses (which was fabulous – even your typical huge meringue style looked better than I’d expected!). I also loved a knee length, lace, 1950s full skirted style, but it’s a style I wear in my everyday life and I wanted something that I would never have the chance to wear again – unless I won an Oscar! Although I came away with two favourites, neither were ‘the one’ and both were scarily expensive!

I have had quite a few ‘Madmen’ inspired dresses made for me and even a copy of a Marilyn Monroe blue suit from ‘Some Like It Hot’. Gareth was getting his suit tailor made to his exact ‘tweedy’ specifications, so I decided to see whether I could find someone to make my wedding dress to the design I had in my head! Enter the wonderful Mariee Bridal Boutique, found by chance through a Google search. Kate was nothing short of fabulous!

Kate has her own styles that you can try on and buy, but she can also make your dream dress from scratch. On our first meeting we discussed what was in my head and the shape and style I wanted. 

I tried on several of Kate’s own designs so she could understand what I did and didn’t like, and also what suited my figure, and at the end of the meeting Kate was sketching out the dress! I then got to pick my material, beautiful ivory Chantilly lace and scalloped edge trimmings and all the little details fell into place!”

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