Wednesday, 30 December 2009

I'm In Print!!

(Please note image is the February 2010 Perfect wedding current issue)

The next time you are walking past your local WH Smiths, call in and (if you're planning a wedding) pick up a copy of Perfect Wedding.It's a wonderful little handbag-sized magazine full of wedding hints and tips and fabulous dresses, many of which are inspired by real-life brides.
Among the features of the February 2010 edition, I receive a mention from one of the very real-life brides, Nadia.

I had the pleasure of working with Nadia making her wedding dress for her September 6th wedding this year; a beautiful vintage inspired gown made from 100% Thai silk dupion (supplied by Harrington Fabric and Lace) and a gorgeous Point Esprit tulle (supplied by Bridal Laces and Fabrics). The look was completed with a pre-tied over-sized bow.

Just Married!

Dancing the night away.

Layers of lace-edge petticoat.

Of her dress, Nadia said I'd created her perfect style. She felt fantastic in it.

Well, Nadia, you looked fantastic and a very big thank you for the plug!!

For an extensive look into Nadia's big day please visit

Photographs by kind permission of Rob Booker.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Happy Anniversary!

I can't believe it's been a year since we opened our doors and entered the wedding/occasion business. My husband, Carl, has been a massive support to me over this past year, so thank you darling for your encouragement. I couldn't have done this without you.
Bookings are already being taken for 2010 and I have all but closed my diary for August with a staggering amount of dresses for this month alone.
Here's to 2010.
Happy New Year!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Merry Christmas.

Well, what can I say? I have finally finished for the year and festive season and what a year it has been. Dresses at No. 9 has finished on a high with bookings being taken for well into next year. So, may I take the opportunity to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all my friends, old and new, and past and present clients. Without you I couldn't be celebrating such a success.
We've helped make dreams come true and changed disasters into transformations.
This past few weeks have been exceptionally busy gearing up for Christmas and the party season and helping in the final preparations for a winter wedding.
This is what I've been doing.
Red silk dupion shot with black to create a gown with a bustle effect back.

Matching scrunch-knot cravats with an adjustable fastening for a comfortable and snug fit for the men.

And finally a red net petticoat to be worn beneath an ivory wedding gown for a flash of christmas colour.

So, once again may I thank everyone for helping and supporting Dresses at No. 9 on it's sucess in such an uncertain year.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.