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Sarah and James

“When I first met Lizzie I had no idea what I wanted and was so in girly I was scared of trying on and touching the dresses. Fast forward she helped guide me through everything, created a gorgeous dress that was perfect with some hidden “me”. My husband said the dress was absolutely beautiful and she had outdone herself. Lizzie is much more than a dressmaker, she becomes a friend and offers advice generally along the way (plus she tactfully helps guide the bridal party when you need it!) “

Together we designed Sarah the perfect dress for her wedding day to James in June. This gorgeous 1950’s inspired number has the most beautiful french lace applique on the bodice and the skirt was filled with layers of soft tulle.

All images were taken by Bethany Howarth Photography

Hair and Make up for Bride, Mother of Bride and Groom and the Bridesmaids was done by Amazing Grace.

Flowers were created by Polka Dot Forest,

Tipi was provided by Sami Tipi

Winning The Wedding Industry Award Regionals

We WON! we only went and won!

Every year since opening Elizabeth Malcolm we have entered The Wedding Industry Awards. These awards are basically the OSCARS of the wedding industry, set up to recognise excellent wedding suppliers. And if you are planning your wedding their website is a very useful tool to find very amazing suppliers too!

The reason that we only enter The Wedding Industry Awards is that they are the only regional and national client voted awards in the wedding industry, and above all the feedback we receive from our customers and judges is vital to us for keeping our standards at the highest possible level.

Every year we have entered the awards we have amazingly become a Regional Finalist. Last year however was slightly different. Last year we actually won the regional award and then went on to achieve the Highly Commended award at the Nationals. So this year I decided that we definitely needed to come back and defend our title!

We are just so ecstatic to have won the Regionals again and have been floating around in a bubble ever since. It is such an honour to be involved in every single one of our bride’s weddings and we are so thankful for them having taken their time to vote for us. The next stage is the London Regional Finals in January. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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!


Bluebell

An elegant and beautifully soft fishtail silhouette. This gown has one of the most stunning french laces, cleverly cut out so that the pattern flows beautifully up the dress. The beauty of this dress is in the details; the lace, a delicate and simple satin sash and the lovely little covered buttons.

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.

Bea

Bea is a gorgeous A-line gown. This classic shape is transformed by the most beautiful floral French lace jacket. The stunning feminine neckline and the ¾ length sleeves help to create this
gorgeous feminine shape. This dress also has our secret weapon hidden away inside, that fantastic shape defining corset.


Lily of the Valley

This stunning gown is made from one of our all-time favourite fabrics, a beautiful light silk Habotai. With its off-the-shoulder neckline and that gorgeous ruched bodice, this gown has a timeless and classical feel. Layers of Habotai, chiffon and organza gives the skirt volume and glorious movement. And of course, this dress has one of our signature corsets hidden away inside. Giving you full support, structure and defining that waist.


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

Winning the National Highly Commended for Best Designer/Dressmaker

On the 16th of January 2019, Mr D and I packed ourselves off, down to the big smoke for an evening of glitz, glamour and anxious waiting!

It was the 2019 National Wedding Industry Awards finals and we, Elizabeth Malcolm Bridalwear, were up for the award of Best Designer after winning the regional event in November.

The Wedding Industry Awards are the biggest and most important event in the wedding industry calendar. Celebrating excellence thought the industry, and to have been a regional finalist 4 years in a row is an extremely huge honour. However, 2019 was our year to shine. This was the year that we got the regional title and to say that we were happy about this was a massive understatement.

How the Judging works

How the winners are decided upon is through a judging panel of specifically picked out industry professionals. They would use our customer’s votes and comments, images, website and our social media presence, to help them with there decisions.

After the Regional winners are announced, they all get put through to the finals where the best of the best compete for the top prize!

Winning the Award


We were absolutely astounded to have been awarded the National Highly commended. I could hardly believe it walking up onto the stage to get our little pink trophy! What an honour! What a Joy! What an unbelievable experience, one that I will never forget.

In an ever-changing industry, it is so rewarding to have achieved this accolade. It has always been a hard industry to work in as it is so competitive. With competition from the internet, big chain wedding dress shops and the deteriorating rate of the high street, it becomes even more important to stand out from the crowd and give the best you can give to your customers. By winning this award it is like a little stamp of approval from our past customers and peers!

One of the main reasons we also enter these awards is that we actually receive the comments and marks from our customers Which is just the icing on the cake!

Lovely Comments

Image by Ian Fry Photography

“Elizabeth went above and beyond to make my outfit special. As someone who doesn’t like dresses, Liz agreed to make me a bridal jumpsuit for the occasion. From start to finish she was caring, attentive and made sure to always ask that what she was doing was how I had envisioned the outfit at every stage of development. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product nor how the whole process happened.” Chloe

Lynne Kennedy

“Lizzie as an absolute joy to work with from the moment I stepped into her store. She is responsive, she cares, and she knows what looks good on you! Couldn’t have been happier with my dress, it’s stunning. ” Lila

Christopher Terry Photography

“Lizzie is just an absolute legend at what she does. I was incredibly anxious and undecided about my wedding dress but she has treated me with such understanding, care and friendliness the whole way through. I have been blown away by her attention to detail and her customer service. Not to mention the amazing value for money she provides. I’ve got an incredible dress and a ginger sister from another mister. Thanks so much! X ” Claire