Oh My Honey Couture ~ Beautiful, Bespoke, Handmade Dresses…

I just had to share a late in the afternoon post with you because these images are way too glorious to be sat in my 'pending' folder for any longer at all!  Louise O'Mahoney (who rather geniously named her dress making business 'Oh My Honey'} designs and creates beautiful vintage inspired dresses and is currently celebrating the launch of her brand new line in couture designs – some of which I'm sharing with you today.  You have seen at least one of these dresses before on Love My Dress – for it graced these pages last week on this fabulous Brighton Beach photoshoot, but these few images really grabbed my attention and I knew I had to share with you A.S.A.P!

These images are a mix of those photographed by the incredible Miss Aniela, as well as other professional photographers who attend Miss Aniela's photography workshops.  Louise donated some of these dresses for her photoshoot and what a spectacular result. I just adore these images, but especially the pink tulle number right below, named 'Florence'.  At £950, that's pretty excellent value for a wedding dress of such beauty, don't you think?

"Florence has the style of the elegant bride, with its sweetheart neckline, simple train and beautiful matte satin fabric, then the fun girly side bursts out from underneath the dress with the fabulous layered tulle petticoat…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Miss Aniela


"The colours fade from ivory into pink – but changes can be made to make it perfect for you, what about coral into red, or dove grey into charcoal, or sky blue into cobalt?

Available in sizes 6-20, florence will look amazing on all figures! The bodice is lined and boned to hold the shape of the dress and nip you in at the waist, and fastens with a zip at the back…"

 Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011. Julian M Kilsby


"I have always had an interest in fashion and costume, and love mixing the two together for exciting creations, or retro inspired designs. My dresses take the timeless 1950's fashion elements and come together with modern or vintage fabrics to make fun, and feminine 1950's inspired dresses! Every dress is handmade with vintage or modern fabrics, taking the timeless 50's elements and giving them an Oh My Honey twist!

I pride myself on making beautifully made dresses and great customer care. All dresses are handmade in Brighton by myself or one of my skilled dressmakers. I aim to please so if you ever have any questions, or need help selecting a dress, don't hesitate to get in touch. Don't forget, because Oh My Honey is a small UK based company, I can make dresses in most fabrics and made to measure patterns. You won't find that on the high street!

One of the special things about ordering an Oh My Honey wedding dress is that all of my dresses are handmade to order. Because of this I can easily make small changes to the design, such as changing the colours of the dress or petticoat, adding straps, or other detail such as lace or beading or perhaps a lace up back? Email me for more information and prices."


The beautiful Alexia in midnight blue, £325…

"New from the Oh My Honey Couture Range, a beautiful 1950's inspired taffeta evening dress, perfect for special occasions such as weddings, races, or any event where you want to look stylish and elegant.  The dress is made with 100% silk taffeta in midnight blue, that is navy in appearance, but when the light catches it, turns into a vibrant cobalt blue, with black shadows. A truly beautiful material that works fantastically with the distinctive design of the dress…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011,  Julian M Kilsby


"With a full circle skirt gathered at the waist giving volume, and a white net layer underneath, the Alexia dress captures the style of the 50's silhouette, while the winged neckline adds a unique twist, making you stand out from the crowd. The bodice is constructed with meticulous attention to detail, and pleated and formed on the stand to ensure the perfect shape. All of the irregular pleats and wings are then hand stitched in place discretely.

Available in sizes 6-16, a custom pattern can be made to your exact measurements (up to a 16) for an extra £10…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Miss Aniela



The Millie dress, £345…

"From the Oh My Honey Couture Range, this dress is the most popular Oh My Honey dress to date, gorgeous 50's inspired dress is elegant and glamorous, for any special occasion. It is a real stand out dress made with soft ivory tulle over satin, and the bow is made with 100% silk duchess satin.

Layers of soft ivory tulle sit over a satin base to give volume to the skirt, which is 25 inches long, and carefully cut scalloped edged black tulle layers sit on top, leading to the bodice, which has boning in the front and is made with a satin base, with tulle gathered around from the back, into a point at the front of the bodice. The front of the bodice has been decorated with black beading and the straps are made with gathered black tulle…"

 Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Julian M Kilsby


"This dress is made with meticulous attention to detail and is sure to turn heads at any wedding, day at the races or other formal occasion.

Available in sizes 6-16, a custom pattern can be made to your exact measurements (up to a 16) for an extra £10. Customisations can also be made to the dress, e.g, strapless, or different length.  For more volume in the skirt you may wish to add your own petticoat…"


The Sophia dress, £275…

"New from the Oh My Honey Couture Range, Sophia is made with dusty matte pink satin and silk organza. It has a fitted bodice, fully boned to accentuate the 50's shape, with interesting straps that curve over the shoulder and under the bust, revealing the pink satin base underneath. The skirt has scattered beads and rhinestones falling from the waist, adding a bit of sparkle to the dress – perfect for party season!"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Dave Ormerod



"This dress is made with meticulous attention to detail and is sure to turn heads at any wedding, party or special occasion.

Available in sizes 6-20, a custom pattern can be made to your exact measurements (up to a 16) for an extra £10. Customisations can also be made to the dress, e.g, different colour underneath or a different length…"


If you are interseted in ordering any of these dresses, you need to do so quick! Louise is taking a break from her job as dress designer until March {what an inspirational lady!} and her last orders will be taken this Friday!

I'd order fast if I were you! More information and Louise's full collection of couture dresses can be found by visiting the Oh My Honey website.

Much love all,

Annabel xXx


Models – Olla G + Tenika Em + Ethel Fletcher + Millie Dollar
Photographers – Miss Aniela + Benard Yeoh + Dave Ormerod + Julian M Kilsby
Stylists – Pash X 
Hair – Kaylee Yasmin
Make up – Monica Storrs


Annabel View all Annabel's articles

Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.