Period Drama + Alternative Wedding Dresses by Elisabeth Armstrong Corsetry & Gowns

Good morning! I have some beautiful, bespoke wedding gowns and corsetry magic to share with you today, all created by Elisabeth Armstrong and photographed by Chris Harris Photography. Not only are these beautiful gowns perfect for the alternative bride looking to pay homage to a an era before our time, but their expertly made and definitely all show stoppers. The colours and styling of each piece pretty much had me at hello. THEY ARE GORGEOUS. Here is what Elisabeth Armstrong had to say about her collections:

“I create couture, bespoke, made to measure wedding gowns and specialise in designs that are a little different from the traditional wedding dress. I love anything alternative, period inspired, vintage, quirky and individual.

My clients are usually women who have a strong sense of their own style and find that mainstream wedding gowns just don’t do it for them. I have had a lot of clients who have their dream dress already designed in their head but just cant find it anywhere!

I create gowns that are totally individual, designed solely for the one client and will never be made again, ensuring a total ‘one-off’. I have included a couple of pics of these unique pieces below.

My wedding dresses are all about the brides own unique style; whether they love 50’s vintage chic or are inspired by fairy tale style gowns, if they want to stand out in a bright purple dress, or would like to wear white, but with a little bit of a twist! Also the beauty of having a bespoke gown is that it is made exactly to fit the bride, whatever shape or size, tall/short/size 0 – size 30 it will fit like a glove and feel amazing!

I am a designer and couture dressmaker by trade, and have worked in the industry for over 7 years. I specialise in corsetry and have a passion for period costume and theatrical fashion, which inspires a lot of my design. I work closely with the client to ensure that their needs are met every step of the way. I myself am married and understand the stress of planning a wedding and finding the perfect dress so I am on hand throughout the whole process to offer advice and help whenever it is needed. The process of creating a bespoke gown starts with an initial consultation, then i will provide design drawings and fabric samples, create a cotton calico mock up of the dress which is then fitted and altered and then the final dress is made up.

Most people assume having a bespoke dress made is prohibitively expensive but my prices range from £950 – £3000+ depending on style/fabrics etc. and i do try to accommodate most budgets so it is always worth contacting me for more information!”

My favourite has to be the super cute and colourful candy striped gown which does not necessarily say bridal, but definitely says WOW. Having tried on loads and loads of wedding dresses, I can say without a doubt dresses with well made corsets make you feel that much sexier. Make sure to check out the Elisabeth Armstrong website for more information and have a good one!

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