Discover something incredibly beautiful, unique and oh so perfect for your English wedding. Supporting independent businesses is important: the Maggie Sotteros of this world can do without your custom so please explore other amazing wedding dress designers and boutiques before you plump for a mainstream ‘designer’ dress – your wedding dress experience will be so much more precious if you do!

Ailsa Munro is a regular reader of the English Wedding Blog and designer of some of the loveliest, most enchanting gowns I’ve ever seen. Ailsa is based in the South West where she makes bespoke wedding dresses in her signature romantic style.

All of Ailsa Munro’s dresses are made completely in the UK and are one of a kind. Her collection is breathtakingly beautiful with designs to suit every bride. I’m in love with the flowing fabrics, the billowing skirts and stunning shapes… this is a collection no English bride-to-be should miss.

Discover the magic of Ailsa Munro for yourself:



Today’s real wedding is a super cool celebration at luxury 5-star hotel Andaz. Nicola and Antony used coloured glass bottles and simple, modern flowers to create an eclectic wedding look in their chic city venue.

Eclectic wedding Andaz London (23)

Nicola opted for a bespoke wedding dress, based on her own design and created by Miss Bush Bridal Wear in Ripley. It’s stunning – and Nicola’s glowing review of her wedding dressmaking experience is great to read.

Nicola and Antony’s flowers were white tulips. Antony made a fantastic table plan with vintage frames which I love! Other detail ideas include little chocolate moustache lollipops and post cards as a wedding guest book alternative. Ready to dive into this one? The gorgeous images are by wedding photographer Mark Bothwell. Enjoy!

Eclectic wedding Andaz London (1)

Nicola & Antony’s eclectic wedding in London

Eclectic wedding Andaz London (2)

Who proposed, and how?

Antony proposed to me. It was the 3rd of December. He went to a huge amount of very romantic effort: he foxed me, by pretending we were going to a cocktail party for a networking event for his work.