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Samantha and Alex

“Lizzie is quite simply amazing! She is friendly, patient and understanding as well as being incredibly talented! She worked too hard to make my vision come to life and designed me the most beautiful bespoke dress which was unlike anything I’d tried on. Lizzie cake to dress me on the morning of my wedding as well to make sure everything was perfect. Such an incredible service. The whole experience of seeing my ideas coming to life was really special.”

Images by Martin Urch

Hair by Harriet Harvey Hair Salon

Makeup by Josie Clarke

Venue and Flowers by Floral Media

Posy

One of our showstoppers, full of romance and femininity. The fully corseted inner bodice creates an amazing shape, nipping in your waist and giving you support. The off-the-shoulder neckline is so romantic and the wonderful layers of the skirt are full of movement. Created from silk dupion, delicate French lace and silk chiffon, it is easy to see why this number is so romantic!


Zinnia

Sophisticated, elegant and a little bit sassy! This gorgeous bateau neckline is reminiscent of a bygone era with the plunging backline and statement front bow, bringing a contemporary edge. Created from an amazing faux silk dupion, this gown has a wonderful texture and is vegan-friendly.

Botanical Beauty

Welcome to our Beautiful 2020 collection, Botanical Beauty.

The epitome of English grace. Inspired by the natural beauty of England’s countryside and the delicate perfection of wild buds, the new collection embodies Elizabeth’s passion for exquisite fabrics and laces. Luscious layers of soft chiffon and organza create the most wonderful volume and movement whilst the crepes add beautiful clean lines.

Images were taken by Matt Lowe at Field Photographic

The venue, Blackbrook House, Belper, Derbyshire

Hair and Makeup by Catherine at Gracie Belle Beauty

Model Catherine Bosworth

Isabel and Dionn

“I wanted something unique and Lizzie took up the challenge. She was there for me every step of the way, even though I had painful surgeries during the time up to our wedding. Lizzie worked around my injuries and even modified my dress to accommodate the injury I was left with. She was professional but caring and genuine, and the attention to detail was astounding. She was the same lovely person no matter the challenges and reassured me every step of the way especially on the day. No one better.”Isabel Ashford-Vergeldt (Ashford)

The stunning Isabel and the very lucky Dionn promenading at Chatsworth House.

I received an email from Isabel explaining that she was getting married and that she wanted something “a little different” to wear on her wedding day from the normal wedding dress looks she was used to seeing. When she came to the Belper Boutique for the first time we discussed all sorts of ideas, different colours, laces, a dress or a coat version and with it having a high neck. We decided upon a design which both Isabel and myself were very happy with.

A few months later I received an other email from Isabel explaining that she had had some surgery, that it had gone very well and that there was hardly any scaring, hence the high neck line. So, could she come back to the boutique and discuss some more thoughts she had with me.

On the second visit, Isabel could not contain her excitement at how well the surgery went and how we didn’t have to cover up, what we thought would be quite a big scar. So, back to the drawing board we went, and decided on an Edwardian inspired coat design, with an amazing hidden corset and the biggest train I have done to date. The fabric was the most luxurious Heavy Weight Crepe Back Satin in a stunningly warm “Cornsilk” shade, a perfect complement to Isabel’s skin tone.

The wedding day itself was 1920’s/ Great Gatsby theme, with all the Men wearing black tie and the ladies flapper dresses. The colours were exquisitely picked by Isabel, dark reds and delicate pinks with rose gold and sliver metallics, that bouquet was to die for! What fun was had, and I think I have made friends for life in Isabel and Dionn xXx

Venue Chatsworth House

Images by the gorgeous Emma and Jade at Coral and Stone 

Flowers by Swallows and Damsons

Rebecca and Ben

“I found Lizzie at a wedding show. I fell in love with her dresses the moment I saw them. Talking to Lizzie made me want her dresses even more. She has exceptional talent and is so kind and caring to work with on your special dress. Given that I am a horrendous shopper and like most women don’t really say positive things when I see myself in the mirror. However Lizzie bought out that inner princess and made me believe in myself – and the dress made it all happen. The tiny details she made on the dress gave it such a personal finish. I would recommend her to anyone and even managed to get my big sister to finally copy me and get Lizzie to make her wedding dress for next year. Xx”

Well what can I say about this beautiful lady? Cath Kidston loving, cycle Queen that she is. I first met Rebecca, her Mum and Sister (who I am so excited to be also designing a wedding dress for) at Osmaston park Giant Wedding fayre. I just happened to have my favourite dress “Gracie Rose” on a mannequin and I think it was love at first sight for Rebecca too!

Over the next few months, litres of tea and lots of giggles we created her perfect wedding dress, and with the wonderful accompaniment of a hand beaded crystal sash from our amazing supplier Sash and Veil and a full length veil, her look was complete.

I was extremely lucky to be invited to Rebecca and Ben’s Wedding day and had one of the most wonderful and enjoyable experience of my life. It was clear from when I arrived to dress Rebecca on the morning of the wedding just how much her family loved her and she them. The morning, ceremony and reception ran so smoothly and all the little touches Rebecca had organised, just reflected her and Ben’s personality and relationship so well. I especially loved the tandem bike dressed in wonderful flowers which was used on their French honeymoon.

My feet are still sore from all the dancing! xXx

Images by Katie Ingram