Amy Mair strives to design innovative collections. Her signature style is subtle glamour; a sharp execution in fit and structure with a balance of flowing movement in fabrics, with a bohemian or alternative charm. Using luxurious fabrics her creations are elegant and timeless.
The designs also have an ethereal feel, a sense of purity and beauty. Amy Mair uses carefully selected fabrics that have been sourced from various suppliers such as a family run company in Madrid.
“I have always wanted to create beautiful gowns that women feel beautiful wearing and use luxurious fabrics to create silhouettes but I started out as a keen artist in school. I knew that I would have to fulfil my dream and lead a path as a creative.
Once I was taught to sew and manipulate form in pattern construction I developed a whole new love and passion for design that was different, more challenging and rewarding for me than painting on canvas.”
‘Ffrog’ is a Welsh Word for ‘frock’ or ‘dress’ and is also the name of the bridal collection from designer Angharad Mullooly. Offering stylish Bohemian alternatives to the traditional wedding gown and taking influences from 1930’s fashion and French wedding couture, this latest collection presents sumptuous fashion dresses for brides. With a background in bespoke tailoring and high-end clothing alteration Angharad understands the needs of brides and is able to work supportively with all body shapes. With the use of non-structured silhouettes, her dresses are perfect for women looking for an alternative and relaxed bridal option.
As one of Rachel's boutique designers what do you need to know about me. Well, I believe in the power of Earl Grey tea and I suppose I can officially say I am a creative person. You can often find me directing television and being involved in theatre, but one of my favourite creative outlets is making jewellery and bridal accessories (but sssssh don't tell the others that). I love playing with materials from French veils to make bespoke birdcages, lace, feathers and lots of bling and get so much joy from designing and making that final touch for a bride's outfit. It's like I get to play with a dress up box even though I'm a grown up. I'm just as happy creating a look from my imagination or working with a bride to match her own individual style.
Established by designer Sophie Creed, E&W is a couture company committed to offering something a little different for the alternative personality.
With a signature style that combines simple cuts with elaborate embellishments, creating elegant, flattering and fashion forward designs, E&W has earned it's reputation for its impactful and show stopping gowns. From designs adorned with 300 hand sewn three dimensional flowers, to gold, blue and floral printed wedding dresses, the design team are always open to exploring new techniques and excels when working with daring brides looking to wow their partner and guests.
Their exclusive collection for Rachel Burgess consists of 5 dresses, designed to be worn and loved for your entire day. They are comfortable, easy to wear and most of all, utterly unique. Sophie sources each fabric carefully according to her designs, with complimenting tones of silk tulle, lace and printed satins. 3 of the dresses come in two parts with a luxurious satin slip in a choice of colours making your wedding outfit personal and interchangeable.
Helen Rhiannon specialises in sophisticated, unique and timeless wedding dresses, designed and made by Helen in her studio on the edge of Gower, in South Wales. The ready to wear collection has an air of elegance and is not dictated to by trends. Each dress is based on flattering silhouettes and made up in a range of carefully picked satins and lace with delicate trims and finishes to complete the overall timeless look.
Helen Rhiannon wedding dresses are not heavily structured or restrictive as Helen believes the dress should fit the bride, not the bride fit the dress. Flattering the natural beauty of the female form is the inspiration behind each design.
As well as the ready to wear collection, Helen offers a very personal bespoke service with beautiful end results. With a close eye for detail and a total perfectionist, Helen makes each bespoke dress to fit each bride perfectly.
I've always loved making things, whether they're stitched, crocheted, painted or embroidered. I got the bug at an early age from my grandmother and went on to study theatre and costume design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After graduating in 2001 and working as a costume maker for over ten years I'm now training to be a professional hand embroiderer and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. I've been making for the Boutique since it opened and love being a small part of an independent Welsh business. My inspiration can come from anywhere, I particularly love costume history from the early 20th century and vintage fabrics. I think my pieces have a romantic, vintage feel, and I try to use reclaimed and vintage fabrics and trims wherever possible. It feels good to be able to offer something that's not mass produced, that's special to each bride.