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A Very Georgian Affair

It’s not a party unless there is a Chandelier! This was me pretending Upton House was where I live and this costume is my normal clothing…. I wish! Maybe a new years resolution to dress like this every day!? As you can imagine alterations and sometimes bespoke work isn’t always very creative so I like to keep my hand at costume design on the side.

Photography by Captured by Light and Ian Hamilton, modelled by me and Samantha Shapley, MUA/Hair myself and Sapphire Styling at Upton House.

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Merry Christmas!!

Sending you all my love this Christmas, past and present customers and those who I work with, venues and fellow wedding suppliers. I really do love creating, sewing and getting to work closely with lot’s of lovely brides and their friends and family couldn’t ask for a better job! Don’t get me wrong at times it can be super busy and stressful but I am already planning for a super organised 2018 and am looking forward to it.

Have a lovely Christmas and an amazing New Year!! Love Chantelle xx

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Escaping Into A Fairytale

I grew up in a forest. It’s like a room. It’s protected. Like a cathedral…it is a place between heaven and earth.

Photo shoot organised, designed and shot by Sophie Nina Photoraphy, MUA by Jacqui Cee and hand dyed ombre silk dress with blossom and pearl detailing by ChantelleSophia.

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It’s That Busy Time Of Year Again!

Thank you all so much for your patience with my slower than usual reply to emails and messages at the moment. This time of year is a very busy time for me as a lot of wedding dates are all close together! The longer than usual weeks are more than worth it when brides send me photos and even lovely thank you cards in the post. I do love my job! Here are mixture of photos of this years fabulous alterations customers so far this summer, it’s been a pleasure ladies! xxx

First and last images by Robin Goodlad Photography.

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Paper

As tradition goes the 1st anniversary is paper. An original hand drawn wedding dress illustration is the perfect idea for a unique keepsake anniversary gift! I hope that you enjoy your little surprise gift in the post Lizzie Elkins! Happy 1st Anniversary!

See more illustrations under my portfolio for my past work and send me a message with photos of the bride for quotes. Prices vary on size and style from just £25 for a personal and modern twist on the traditional paper anniversary gift!

How beautiful does Lizzie look! Wedding photo by Anna Morgan,  bespoke illustration by ChantelleSophia.

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8 Stone Gone For Good!

The Tulip’s are out and the perfect time of year to write a little blog post about a very inspiring lady called Tulip! During The Bath and West Wedding Show a couple of months ago I met the lovely models backstage who kindly wore my catwalk wedding dress designs. Tulip wanted to model as a celebration for all of her hard work achieving her goals.

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This post is to encourage others to have that body confidence that so few of us do have and to show everyone that if you put your mind to it and work hard with determination you can achieve your goals!

Now without sounding any more cheesy! I would like to say a very well done to Tulip who is well on track with a healthy, positive new lifestyle! You are such an inspiration Tulip, thank you so much for modelling for me. Beautiful lady inside and out! xxx

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Bath & West Wedding Catwalk Show

Lovely to hear lots of bride’s wedding dress design ideas at this 2 day wedding show in Shepton Mallet. My blue example dress was the talk of the catwalk because it is so very unusual! I wasn’t sure whether to make this at first as it is so different but it really does stand out for the crowd, no bad thing when it comes to your special day! Go big or go home haha! Thank you to all of the wonderful models from the show, For keeps jewellery and bouquet and hair and makeup, images by JH Photography Love Chantelle xxx

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