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:



Erica Stacey bridalwear Chris Hanley Photography
Stumbling across exciting new designers and breathtaking photography is one of the best bits of being a wedding blogger. Erica Stacey is a bridal designer in Manchester whose first bridalwear collection was launched earlier this year. Erica’s inspiration comes from Art Deco, and her gowns are all made in the UK. Her wedding dresses are simply out of this world.

Erica Stacey bridalwear Chris Hanley Photography

This is a collection I know you’ll adore. Beautiful bridalwear, beautifully photographed by Chris Hanley Photography. Chris is the creator of Cherish the Dress™, the exclu­sive fash­ion shoot where you are the model and your wed­ding dress is the star.

What better way to showcase such a fabulous bridalwear collection than a Cherish the Dress™ shoot at the Manchester Hilton. Chris Hanley is a master craftsman with lighting, a photographer with an eye for true beauty in photography and design.

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Designer bridalwear wedding blog (4)Erica Stacey sources the most beautiful fabrics from around the world to create her distinctive and timelessly elegant bridal gowns. Delicate lace, floral patterns, soft silks – these gowns are bound to make any bride feel on top of her world – they’re wedding dresses you’ll truly cherish and enjoy.