WORDS OF LOVE
from happy LF brides
- LUCY WOODWARD
Laura is a genius. Your wedding outfit is an investment and with Laura you don't just get a dress (or in my case a top and a skirt that I will be wearing again!). You get the absolutely wonderful experience of having someone with her skill designing something that is bespoke, just for you, and sharing in the experience of developing it from some ideas and a bit of pinterest, into a drawing, then a toile, and then the final outfit. She makes sure it's a dress you will feel comfortable in, can dance in, and fits to perfection. My outfit was completed with floral and beaded embroidery that was designed and made just for my dress, and was exquisite. Can't recommend Laura enough!
- GILLIAN HARRISON
never really thought about having a bespoke wedding dress, but when a
friend recommended Laura it made perfect sense as I wanted something
unique! I came to Laura with (a lot of) images I'd saved on Pinterest,
and we chatted through what I liked about each dress and preferred
shapes/styles based on how I usually dress. Over the next few weeks,
Laura then produced the most beautiful sketches for 16 different
designs! Laura's ideas were amazing and I honestly loved every single
one, but we narrowed it down to a few of my absolute favourites, and
Laura developed a new design incorporating all my favourite bits - a
fitted, lined crepe dress (which didn't crease at all, it was the best
fabric!) with organza "cloud" sleeves and the most dreamy, removable
tulle overskirt adorned with dozens of flowers which she made by hand!
It was honestly the most exciting process ever (I would recommend it
over dress shopping any day), and Laura made me feel so special
throughout. I can honestly say I love my dress more than any dress I've
ever seen. It was perfect. Laura is so talented and just a gorgeous
person too. Thank you so, so much for making me feel like a Queen on my
special day, and in the run up to it too! I can't recommend Laura
We also treated ourselves to two LF stockings for Xmas, and once again I'm blown away. They're just beautiful – such incredible attention to detail and gorgeous fabrics.
- ANNA MAY
Laura was amazing to work with. It was incredible to go from the initial consultation to having twelve gorgeous sketches to choose from on the initial design, then getting to choose materials and embellishments. Laura was fantastic at understanding completely what I wanted, and provided practical advice, styling tips and emotional support.
- EMMA BOSWORTH
From start to finish, Laura made my journey to create the perfect wedding dress a truly unforgettable and special one.
Laura's attention to detail was exemplary and evident in her amazing designs. She listened carefully to what I wanted but also inspired me with her ideas, culminating in the perfect dress and veil for me.
The lace we chose for my veil was out of this world and better than I had dreamed of- Laura sourced this herself and knew instinctively what I wanted.
Every time I went to Manchester to try on my dress at her studio with my Mom and my sister, Laura made the experience very special. She is friendly, professional and extremely talented! I am so privileged that I met her and that she made my dress- I was so happy with the final result and felt a million dollars in it! I have never felt so comfortable yet so elegant in a dress before.
Thank you Laura- I am extremely grateful for your kindness, inspiration and dedication to making my dream dress. Nothing was ever too much trouble for you! I am sincerely grateful!
- LOUISE DONNELLAN
Laura's passion and creativity coupled with her many years' experience working as a high street fashion designer really set her apart. From the day I stepped into Laura's studio I knew that she was the designer I'd been looking for (for a very long time!). Laura has made me two very special dresses, one featuring multi coloured flowers, the other covered in white butterflies. They fit me perfectly and make me feel a million dollars when I'm wearing them. Laura has a wonderful personality, is super friendly and was so helpful in fitting my appointments around my busy diary. I would recommend Laura, not only for wedding dresses, but for one off bespoke dresses like mine, which I will wear dressed up with heals or dressed down with flip flops for many, many years to come.
- GAYNOR APPLEYARD
cannot recommend Laura enough! I went to our initial meeting without
any clear idea of what sort of dress I wanted to wear for my wedding
day. From the snippets of information that I provided Laura was able
to present me with 8 beautiful sketches of potential dresses, the only
problem then was having to decide on which design as they were all so
Throughout the process Laura made me feel like I was the only bride that she was working with and was always on hand whenever I needed her. Laura sourced the most gorgeous lace for my dress which I loved. Laura also designed some amazing embellishment on both my dress and my veil. I absolutely loved it and received so many compliments on it. Laura kept me fully updated with the process of making my dress and my veil and nothing was too much trouble for her.
Every visit to the studio felt like a really special moment and exciting part of the wedding planning process. My family don't live locally to the studio but Laura was very accommodating at arranging fittings at times they were able to attend.
As well as my dress and veil, Laura made some gorgeous flower girl dresses. The girls ranged in ages from three to ten and Laura was able to design a dress that they all loved and felt beautiful in.
I am so grateful to Laura for making me such a beautiful dress and veil. I felt comfortable, elegant and amazing in it. This was everything I could have hoped for. Thank you so much!
- ROSE FEENEY
cannot recommend Laura enough in every possible way. For my wedding she
made me a feather edged veil which detached from a gorgeous hand
embellished vintage style hair piece/comb as well as a similar comb for
Aside from Laura herself being the most lovely and charming person, she works closely with you to refine your ideas, is able to translate your ramblings into lovely sketches, will explain why certain approaches or solutions may be better, updates you throughout the process, advises without overpowering your ideas and gives direction on caring for your garments too. Laura will also collaborate with you on any changes needed to achieve what you want within your budget.
The quality of the materials and craftsmanship are incredible, her eye for detail is exceptional and her practical knowledge guarantees garments that are both beautiful and functional.
I love my husband but remarrying might be worth it just to work with Laura again. Don't bother looking anywhere else!
- LAURA BIDDLE
the moment my daughter and I walked into Laura's studio, I knew Ayda
would have the most amazing bridesmaid dress for our special day! Having
already tried a million and one dresses on, none of them were the one!
Ayda had something quite specific in her little mind, and is usually
quite hard to buy clothes for. Ayda described to Laura exactly how she
imagined her special dress to be. Laura sketched Ayda's dress to
perfection, from the neckline, to the dipped hem, the exact material and
even the last minute additional butterflies. Nothing was too much
trouble and every fitting was made so special for Ayda. As soon as she
tried her dress on she absolutely loved it - she looked and felt like
the princess she wanted to be for the day!
Would I recommend Laura? In an absolute heartbeat. My only regret was I never found Laura before I got my dress.
- JANENE ABBOTT WALKER
My mum got married in a green wedding dress, and I wanted to do the same to maintain the family tradition.
I had a bunch of pictures of dresses I'd researched online but no clear direction of what I wanted (other than the colour). After talking to Laura, she took these thoughts and designed something beautiful for my wedding day.
Along with the green colour, the dress has sequin decorations in a tear-drop shape to match the shape of my engagement ring, adding an extra level of sentimental value.
I received so many complements on the dress (especially the cape) and will be wearing it again.
15 stars out of 10.
- GEORGINA AMICA-CARPENTER
I've never felt more fabulous in any item of clothing. She made my dream a reality. I'll forever be grateful to Laura, for not only making my perfect dress, but for listening to all my ideas, telling me truthfully what would work, (thank God because some ideas were out there haha) making the whole process fun and exciting, and just generally being an incredible, creative, caring, wonderful human.
cannot recommend Laura enough! She is so lovely and warm, and she made
me feel completely at ease. I loved going to her studio for a fitting
and a chat! She totally understood my vision and created the most
beautiful top for my wedding - I wish I could wear it every day!
Thanks so much Laura, big love.
- CAITLIN BERRY-SHAW
I admit I found you by accident whilst down the rabbit hole of the Instagram world, looking for something special and unique for our little girl to wear on our wedding day and thank goodness I did!
I kind of knew what I wanted, but I just couldn't picture it or describe it in detail and somehow from my ramblings you created it! Your sketches are amazing, but what you created was better.
I needed P to be in harmony with my dress but still for it to represent her and be practical for a 2.5 year old and you created just that!
You managed to work with a stroppy threenager and a stressed out bride, making the visits to you, enjoyable and a relief knowing it would all be okay!
Cannot sing your praises enough, everyone should have an LF bespoke experience!
- STEPH O'DONOGHUE
- LUCY NORA AHMED
- KATHERINE MOORE
- EVA ASIA
Laura and her bespoke bridal service was nothing but perfect. I was very
indecisive at times but Laura was very patient with me and was able to
design and make my dress of dreams.
I cannot thank her enough, she made me feel very special during all my appointments and especially on my wedding day
I can not recommend using Laura highly enough. When I
got married, I tried several wedding shops but always felt
uncomfortable due to my height & size! Laura was amazing from start
to finish, understanding my ideas & wishes of how I wanted to feel
on my big day. My dress was amazing, so light & airy but to know I
have a bespoke dress no-one else has was the icing on the cake!
- COLETTE SHERRY
cannot recommend Laura enough! Firstly, her personality, creativity and
skill are superb. She made me feel at ease and listened to what I
wanted. She gave me ideas to think about and added her creative flare to
make my beautiful bespoke wedding dress. Secondly, her communication,
her follow up, her passion for making it to perfection is something you
can't buy when buying it from a designer in a wedding shop or from a
retail outlet! It was so much more than that, it was made with pride and
love and I loved wearing it.
Laura is truly amazing and her design room is a real gem! I'm so glad that Laura played that special part in our day. I can't thank or recommend her enough.
- CARYS ANN FOSTER
Laura, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for creating my wonderful wedding dress. When I came to you, I had an idea of the style I wanted and you listened to me and understood what it was even better than I knew myself. It felt so reassuring to be able to trust you, your skill and expertise. I really enjoyed not having to go into any wedding boutiques, to try on numerous dresses and worry about which one might be best. The couple of times I came over for a fitting was so stress free that I felt really relaxed and enjoyed them. Your suggestions on fabrics and beading were all spot on, I could not have imagined it would have worked so well.
What you did made me feel wonderful. It was not any ordinary wedding dress but a wedding dress made with love for me. It was my wedding dress and was unique to me. I felt so relaxed wearing it and of course I received so many compliments about how graceful and elegant I looked. Instead of feeling like someone else dressed up, I felt like me on my wedding day. My dress felt authentic and real rather than being someone else's off the peg fantasy.
My husband cried when he first saw me in it. It was important to him that I looked like the woman he had fallen in love with. He could not stand the commercial wedding industry, but he loved this.
You have a special gift and I was lucky to find out. Thank-you.
- KATHRYN COOGAN
Laura made me such a beautiful wedding dress for me. I had quite a lot of guests and before asking her to make it I was quite anxious about the whole process. Laura listened to what I wanted, she really put me at ease and created the perfect dress to ensure I was confident and relaxed when the day arrived. Thankyou so much!
- CLARE KNIGHT
I often thought that my dress was the true ' Indian 60's shift dress' and it did me proud! A mix of cultures and the things I love.
From the pictures of the day I hope you can get a sense of the beauty of your dress. It was and still is a most beautiful thing."
- SANDHYA SHARMA