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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!

Claire and Steve

“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.”

Claire and Steve were married in a beautiful outside ceremony at Bradgate Park, surrounded by stunning woodland with their closest family and friends. Then went on to have a wonderful Tipi Reception, full of love, laughter, sparklers and dancing! Steve even had a little rock out with the band!!

We had such a wonderful time creating Claire’s vision. When we first meet she had an idea of a green wedding dress, her favourite colour, which we were so excited about! Daring to be different, we searched for the perfect shade and came across a beautiful Laurel Green silk dupion that we both fell in love with. Basing the gown on our stunning Wisteria design, we added the asymmetric shoulder strap, rouched waist sash, super long train and a pair of cheeky little pockets, to make it that extra special for Claire.

Photography by Christopher Terry Photography

Hair and makeup by Laura Firth at Victory Rolls Bridal Hair and Makeup Parlor

Celebrate My Perfect Ceremony

Tipi by Sami Tipi

And Flowers by the amazingly talented bride herself, Budding Floral Designs


Brides Magazine

***Exciting news: We have been featured in Brides magazine!***

This is a huge achievement for us, Brides magazine is the leading UK bridal magazine and it really does mean a lot that they approached us for their ‘Marriage A La Mode’ feature. This advertorial feature showcases a hand-picked selection of luxury bridal companies who Condé Nast think are a good fit for the magazine.

Condé Nast BRIDES is the UK’s biggest-selling bridal magazine, it’s been established for over 60 years and they are the leading authority on all things bridal so this really is a huge accolade. Hopefully you guys will pick a copy up to help with planning your wedding and see us in there of course :-)! Hint: We’re number seven in the image below.

Gemma and Rob

“Lizzie did an amazing job with my dress, a beautiful creation of red silk with cream lace
flowers, also adding sparkles and my random crocheted feathers to accommodate my very
last minute request. She even went so far as to deliver it to the hotel when I was tied up
decorating the venue the evening before the wedding. Everyone thought the dress looked
amazing, and I received countless compliments on it. No off the shelf dress would ever have matched my dreams like hers did.”

Gemma and Rob were married at Kedleston Hall and had their reception on the parks grounds in Tipis! Gemma knew exactly what she wanted when she first came the boutique. “A red dress, to reflect my Chinese heritage.” So we set about finding the perfect red, and came across this stunning silk dupion. Hand appliquéd cream French lace adds such a beautiful effect to the dress and I just love the way the lace seems to organically creep up from the hem. 
Venue. Kedleston Hall

Marquee. Peaktipis 


Jessica and Mark

“Elizabeth is friendly, confident and amazingly artistic. She made me feel instantly at ease and helped me design the perfect wedding dress for me. Elizabeth knew what my dress would look like even before I did and her creative skill is beautiful. I was fully part of the process and was able to change my dress design throughout. Her attention to detail and my needs made my dress into a unique masterpiece. Her initiative was phenomenal. I could not have asked for a better dress designer, I love my dress! Elizabeth had been recommended to me by a friend, she is very professional and her work speaks for itself.” Jessica Simpson (Brunt)

Jessica and Mark were married at Shottle Hall in Derbyshire. Jessica wore a bespoke version of our Charlotte design, a porcelain satin bodice and lot of luscious layers of tulle for the skirt. With a delicate French lace Jacket, little cap sleeves and a pretty flower decorated with hand stitched sparkly Swarovski crystals. To finish off this stunning gown we added a beautiful lace trim to the hem of the skirt, the perfect finishing touch.

Venue, Shottle Hall

Jessica and Alex

“I would recommend Lizzie to any bride. I loved the dressmaking process and I felt like I received a very bespoke service. When I was stressed Lizzie make me a cup of tea and be patient and kind. When I was excited, she was excited for me. Lizzie took time and care getting my dress just perfect for me and I had absolute trust in her skills to do so. Lizzie created the most beautiful wedding dress for me and made me feel more amazing than I ever thought possible!”

“Lizzie is an absolute genius! Not only is she one of the loveliest people in the world she also made me the dress of my dreams and the experience of having it made was so special. Thank you so much Lizzie I’ve never felt so wonderful in my life.” Jessica Willison (King)

Venue. Yeldersley Hall, Derbyshire

Flowers. Family friend

Photography. Ellie Grace Photography

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

Jen and Pete

“She is extremely talented young lady who helped me remain calm throughout the whole
process. She was knowledgeable without being overbearing. Her designs were exactly what I
was looking for. She was flexible and caring with the right advise.”