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Rowanjoy. Designer and maker of bespoke bridal wear – this dressmaking wizard creates each piece by hand, working closely with you to design the dress of your wild wedding day dreams or to add a unique, individual touch to one of her own collection of playful and eclectic designs – be it swapping in a coloured fabric, changing the neckline, adding embellishments, dipping the back, incorporating a HANDMADE CAPE (yes yes yes) – whatever your wedding-wear wants may be, Rowan has an impeccable eye for style & fabric, and loves a Bride with a vision…

From ethereal silk and lace backless gowns …

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To bespoke button down, collared dresses in crochet lace …

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Bridal separates like this floral lace over-tee ..

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And classic cuts in lace and silk panelling ..

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Long sleeved, chunky lace, 70s vibes…

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.. dresses in colour and statement seperates..

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Sheer sleeves & elegant embellishments anyone?

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Rowan really does it all.

To see more designs and read a bit about her process, check out Rowanjoys profile in our Directory.
And follow on facebook & insta for behind the scene sneeks and a ton of fabric swatch goodness and colour inspo from Rowans studio!


hey wedding-havers!

so this week we asked our dress-making pals to share their favourite look & tell us all about it … here’s what they had to say!

F L O S S Y & D O S S Y  //  M O D E R N  V I N T A G E

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the first one is the Una dress – a relaxed semi fitted style which is comfortable and easy to wear.  It’s made from laser cut lace which is a bit more modern than some of the more traditional laces so would suit a bride who was looking for a touch of vintage glamour but with a modern feel.

the second is the Grier dress which is cut as a classic 1950s tea length style but styled with the little lace cape and with the non ivory base colour it again has a more modern feel.

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R O W A N J O Y  //   D E T A I L  +  C O L O U R

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This year I am seeing a lot of brides choosing to introduce subtle colour into their wedding dresses. Champagne, blush, pale pink and silver are some of the colours being used, whether just in detail or the full dress. Using the colour brings that extra detail and makes the dress even more unique to the bride herself, as a wearer of a green wedding dress I’m all for colour on your wedding day. I love the peach and gold brocade in this dress, the colour adds gorgeous detail to the fifties style and combined with the texture of the lace makes this dress really unusual and unique.

D R A G O N F L Y  D R E S S  D E S I G N  //  F U N  Q U I R K Y  R E T R O

Dragonfly Dress Design

50’s collection / lace dress – This modern take on a 1950’s original wedding dress,  flatters today’s figure while keep that truly unique vintage style.

50’s collection spot tulle dress – Inspired by 1950’s original wedding dresses the simplicity of this dress lends itself to those individuals that are looking for something a bit more quirky and fun.

S O M E T H I N G  O L D  V I N T A G E  B R I D A L  //  C L A S S I C  +  T I M E L E S S

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The model with flowers in her hair:
This simple dress from the 1960s is a true classic. Beautiful for a spring/ summer Bride who wants to be unique. Very similar to the Pucci dress worn by Fearne Cotton.
The model with darker hair:
A classic original 1950s short dress will full skirt. This timeless gown looks as stunning today as it would have done 50 years ago. The intricate embroidery detail making this truly one of a kind. Perfect for the vintage Bride.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________we love all of these styles!
to see more & get in touch with any of the makers & sellers above … head on over to the Dress category in our Directory!
team gwc x