Oooh Sunday, you are such a wonderful day. I don’t know quite how it works but the hours seem to pass more slowly on Sundays and I for one am very grateful for the opportunity to just relax a little. Whatever you’re up to today, I do hope you have a lovely time but can I just suggest that you linger a little longer here on Love My Dress because today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Kate Beaumont, a talented designer and maker of beautiful wedding gowns…
Photography by India Hobson
Based in Sheffield, Kate Beaumont creates made-to-measure, bespoke wedding dresses for her lucky clients and I have to say right now that I adore everything about these gowns from the super personal service to the design, fit and exquisite styling details that make them so delightful.
“I’d never been remotely interested in wedding dresses before I started looking into ideas for my own!” says Kate. “In my head, wedding dresses were all strapless with big skirts so I was immediately hooked when I researched vintage styles and discovered a world of beautiful alternatives.”
It was this dress that Kate wore for her own wedding in 2012 that really brought her business plans to life and all of us here at Love My Dress are still thrilled that we were able to share Kate’s amazing day with you all back then. If you’d like to take a little minute to read all about Kate’s own wedding (and see the dress that started it all!) then you absolutely should.we featured on Love My Dress. My degree was in Fashion Design and I had made my best friend’s dress too so the business idea didn’t come out of nowhere but it was a definite realisation that designing and making wedding dresses would allow me to focus on all the bits about fashion and making that I love that cemented the idea for me.”
Wedding dresses by Kate Beaumont really are something special. The graceful, feminine and romantic aesthetic is achieved without being overtly glam or too sweetly girly. Kate’s designs are perfectly refined and beautifully constructed so the shapes and fabrics are free to speak for themselves.
“I try to combine elegance, simplicity and wear-ability in all of my designs,” explains Kate. “Along with how a dress looks, how a bride feels wearing it on the day is so important and I always make sure that my brides are comfortable and can show off the bits about themselves that they like the best.”
Taking her inspiration from so many things – from exhibitions, films and old books to the high street, buildings, flowers and woodlands – Kate is also influenced by the brides that she works so closely with throughout the process:
“At times a bride has been the start of a general or specific idea but they also help me develop a better understanding of what women are looking for in a wedding dress and, more importantly, how that dress needs to make them feel. When brides work with me, they get me from start to finish. I’m there at every appointment and I work on every element of the dress. It’s truly personal service!”
Wedding dresses from Kate Beaumont range from £1200 and £2000 with most around £1600-£1700. Kate also sells a selection of original vintage dresses and these start at £300. Kate welcomes brides to her home studio for private consultations and you can find out more about the design process here.
To view the latest collections from Kate Beaumont, see some of the happiest real brides ever and take a peek at Kate’s vintage selection, do visit her website. You can also contact Kate here and see more via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
And we simply HAD to share a link to the best first look in the world. EVER.
Love Tamryn x
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