Sunday, 30 January 2011

we heart a couture house with a conscience. x

I'm back! apologies for the absence, but sadly it was unavoidable...

during the lull at this grey, rather uninspiring time of year, one innovative couture house has lightened up my january days!

House Of Tammam is leading the way in ethical bridal fashion with their 'eco-couture' line in gowns. Last week, Lucy Tammam and her team delighted invited guests and commuters with a spectacular catwalk show in the unusual venue of St. Pancras International station.

Set beneath the stations beautiful and intricate steel and glass ceilings, House of Tamman showed off their gorgeous 1930s inspired hand-made dresses which included a dress named after the royal-bride-of-the-year 'Kate' and the 'Josephine' dress which includes hand embroidered banana yarns (4 months sewing time!! Now that's special!)

(detail from House Of Tammam gown as seen at

('Peacock' gown sketch as seen at

I think my favourite design has to be the 'Peacock' gown (it can be seen on the House of Tammam website) with appliqued peacock motif all the way down the back of the dress- quite an amazing piece of handwork for your guests to admire whilst you're saying your vows!

if you don't want to compromise your style but feel that it's important to maintain your ethical beliefs (even on your wedding day), visit the House Of Tammam website for more information and stockists.
see the video from the show here.
Just beautiful! Congratulations Lucy!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

we heart caught the light photography blog!

a big thank you to Chloe at Caught The Light Photography for posting her beautiful photos of our wedding on her blog and facebook page We've had some really lovely comments and the pictures truly are all due to the talent of Chloe whose eye detail is beyond amazing! James and I can't thank Chloe enough for the images she took and that we'll treasure for the rest of our lives (blub...!)..!
In addition to those Chloe posted, here are some of my personal favourites:

see Chloe's blog here and check out all her amazing recent shoots and magazine spreads!
Good luck Chloe for all the 2011 weddings- I look forward to seeing your photos!

NEW YEAR! and some new sample sales!

sadly it's been a very busy time for me over the past few weeks (and will be so for the next few to come so please bear with me!!) but I couldn't miss the opportunity to blog about upcoming sample sales- just in time for any summer brides still in need of a dress! (and by the way, if you are, you're cutting it pretty fine!!)

another opportunity to get your hands on a discounted gown from top bridal designer Phillipa Lepley. Rumor has it that Kate Middleton has enlisted Phillipa to make the dress that everyone is going to be talking later thid year!

january 8th-22nd, 10am-6pm

call first to check if app only:

0207 590 9771

48 fulham road, sw3 6hh

Browns Bride hold their bi-annual sample sale shortly. Expect long queues (believe me, I've experienced them!) so get their at least an hour before to guarentee first dibs.
sunday 23rd jan, 11am-5pm
no appointment necessary

12 hinde street, w1u 3be

Sassi Holford's sample sale is fast approaching. Sassi was responsible for the princess gown that Autumn Kelly wore to marry Peter Phillips in 2008 so if you're looking for a society number, it may be worth a visit...

8th-22nd january
mon, thurs, fri & sat, 10am-6pm

tues & wed, noon-8pm

call first to check if app needed:

0207 584 1532

74 fulham road, sw3 6hh

Happy sample sale shopping!