Last year, I featured something very, very special. A first look recorded on film like you have never seen before.

OK now, I need to emphasise in a BIG BIG way that you need-to-go-and-see-this-right-now. It will make you smile. It will make your day.  The bride, Kate Beaumont, in that first look designed her own wedding dress.  And you can see Kate wearing her dress as we also featured her wedding hereKate is a litte bit more than talented you see.  She not only designed her own wedding dress, she went on to create a full collection of wedding dresses after her wedding.  And today, she would like to share that collection with you – one she describes herself as a mix of vintage glamour, elegance, prettiness and simplicity…

"I’ve been setting up my own business over the last year. I got
married last April in a dress I made myself, and since then I’ve been
working on a capsule collection of wedding dresses, plus designing and
making bespoke dresses for the six brides I’ve secured commissions from
so far.


Some girls have always been into weddings and
have known what kind of dress they wanted since they were little – I was
definitely not one of those girls! It wasn’t until I discovered vintage
wedding dresses and some of the amazing designers influenced by vintage
Jenny Packham, Johanna Johnson, Claire Pettibone etc – that I
realised how incredible wedding dresses could be."

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2013, S6 Photography for Kate Beaumont

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

"When researching my own wedding dress, after much online
searching (and drooling) I visited a few gorgeous vintage dress
boutiques in London and was really inspired by what I saw. I decided I’d
like to create something similarly lovely at home in Sheffield,
combining original vintage dresses with my own vintage inspired designs.

The
idea of being involved with the whole process from start to finish was
what really excited me – to meet people, suggest ideas, design, pattern
cut, fit and style brides myself, rather than having to specialise in
one area as is normally the case in the fashion industry. Plus it’s
incredible to be able to meet brides to be as they embark on such a
happy and exciting part of their lives."

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Look at the detail in this gorgeous Kate Beaumont lace dress.  Talk about breathtaking!

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

"I studied Fashion Design at university. I fell out with the fashion
industry for a while after spending a year travelling upon graduating
in 2006 and decided I wanted to save the world instead, so began working
for an environmental charity. My best friend persuaded me to make her
wedding dress a few years ago, I made my own last year, and the idea to
start a business came from there.
 

I guess because
there’s such a wealth of inspiration there – so many years worth of
beautiful designs to be inspired by. Clothes in the past were so much
more glamorous than they are today – or at least they were if you were
lucky enough to be born into money and not into a lifetime of servitude!
I especially love the opulence of thirties fashion – long slinky bias
cut dresses, clever pattern cutting and an abundance of exposed backs…"

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Some of Kate's collection of original vintage bridal wear follows…Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

"I work from my home studio in Sheffield. Brides are invited
along for a consultation to meet me, see my work and discuss ideas. As
every dress is made-to-measure (except for original vintage dresses), we
usually need a minimum of three fittings.

For my
bespoke dresses: I try not to be too prescriptive, but to work closely
with each bride to realise what works best for them, in order that they
feel like the best possible version of themselves on their wedding day
.

Dresses
from my own collection made-to-measure start from £1,200.  Original
vintage dresses start from £400 and bespoke made-to-measure dresses
start from £1,500 (though simpler dresses may be less expensive). 

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

For
further information,  please visit hte Kate Beaumont website.  YOu can also find KB on Facebook.

Kate Beaumont will be exhibiting at the Vintage Wedding Fair in Harrogate
this September with some of my collection dresses and a selection of
original vintage dresses.

Annabel

Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont (Bridal Fashion )

Dresses – Kate Beaumont
Images – S6 Photography
Hair & Make Up – Jenn Edwards
Flowers – Swallows & Damsons
Headpieces – Debbie Carlisle 
Shoes – Rachel Simpson, loaned by The White Room
Vintage Shoot Venue – The Chimney House

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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3 thoughts on Vintage Inspired and Original Vintage Wedding Dresses by Kate Beaumont

  1. Very happy to see Kate’s work on Love My Dress – she’s a fabulous talent and one of the nicest people I know to boot! I first met Kate when she was planning her own wedding and I made her headpiece for her – and I’m so pleased to see how her passion for vintage design has inspired her to make a business out of crafting beautiful creations for other vintage-loving brides! xxx

  2. What a lovely comment Debbie, thank you so much. I adored Kate’s wedding. You know, some people just have a natural flair for style – they know what suits them best and they look fabulous for it. Pretty damn sure Kate is one of those people!
    XX

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