While these designers’ styles may vary, they share a common theme of celebrating the beauty of love and feminine grace. Every dress is fashioned with the utmost care and attention to detail, resulting in creations that radiate elegance and charm.
Carla Sivan Klein takes a closer look at the work of four unrivalled talents in the region.
Katrine Mogensen is a bespoke designer whose creations are inspired by vintage glamour and the alluring aesthetics of classic Hollywood.
Her designs often feature delicate lace, beading and embroidery, and are known for their detail and exquisite craftsmanship. During an initial design consultation at the Katrine Mogensen Bridal Couture Studio in Reepham, detailed measurements are taken, then drawings are created to produce a mock dress made of cotton calico. Once the pattern has been perfected, fine fabrics like silk and lace are cut and sewn to create dresses that are both classic and comfortable to wear, perfect for brides who want a classic, elegant look with a touch of vintage glamour.
Trained in London at the Central Saint Martins’ college of fashion, Katrine Mogensen won Brides & Setting Up Home magazine’s New Designer of the Year award in 1997 as half of bridal couturier Horton-Mogensen.
Designs are both timeless and sophisticated; Katrine Mogensen is sure to make any bride feel like a movie star on her special day.
Adella Bride, Norwich
For brides who want a nature-inspired look, Amy King’s Adella Bride offers ideal bespoke wedding dresses designed and made in-house at Adella Bridal in Norwich.
Renowned for evocative designs and ethereal silhouettes evoking the beauty of an English rose, with a focus on draping, dresses are handmade from high-quality materials such as French lace and soft silk and are designed to be tactile and flattering.
Brides are sure to experience an utterly enchanting fitting at the Adella showroom, housed within the Grade II listed Ketteringham Hall and distinguished as the winner of the New Bridal Retailer of the Year award at 2019 The Bridal Buyer Awards.
For those seeking a more unconventional approach, Ellice Lydia offers bespoke gowns inspired by the edgy glamour of underwear as outerwear. Gowns are a romantic and sultry layering affair, featuring subtle, silky bras and corsets under pretty lace, and are perfect for brides who want to make a statement on their wedding day and stand out from the crowd.
Ellice Lydia makes bespoke, handmade intimates for all occasions in Norwich as well as bridalwear. Featuring non-traditional silhouettes including playsuits and two-piece ensembles, Ellice Lydia’s designs allow a bride’s individual personality and style to shine bright for a truly unforgettable big day.
Today, with sustainable fashion at the forefront of the industry, Naya Bridal’s founder Evie Maskrey is creating contemporary and affordable wedding dresses with an unwavering ethical commitment. She sources pre-loved dresses and fabrics, which she then reworks into one-of-a-kind styles, meticulously creating each piece by hand from her Norwich studio.
If seeking an ultra-modern approach, Naya Bridal designs are contemporary and elegant. With a focus on clean lines and simple silhouettes, designs are the epitome of modern elegance. Minimalist details, such as subtle beading and embroidery, add a touch of refinement and grace to each design.
The result is timeless and versatile gowns, perfect for brides who want a sophisticated look for their wedding day; or a great choice for those who want a dress they can wear again and again.
Each designer in this county imbues their gowns with a timeless sense of place, capturing the diverse beauty of the area in their exceptional designs. From contemporary classics to the avant-garde, there is sure to be a designer nearby who can create the perfect dress for your special day.