Working from her studio in the Cambridgeshire countryside, Rachel Lamb is an award-winning bridal designer and dressmaker, specialising in bespoke wedding gowns for brides seeking a creative, fun and relaxed journey towards their wedding dress or outfit.
Rachel also creates outfits for mothers of the bride and groom.
Alongside the bespoke service, Rachel designs a range of wedding dresses for brides to view and order, or from which to gain inspiration for a bespoke gown.
Rachel has eighteen years experience creating wedding dresses and outfits for her clients and alongside her excellent design & fitting skills, has built up a reputation for being honest, down to earth and an excellent listener. Rachel understands that each person is an individual bringing their own ideas about what they might, or might not, want to wear on their wedding day – whether that be simple, traditional, theatrical or flamboyant, and she guides each bride towards the right design, and the perfect fit, for them.
Rachel says, “When we first meet we talk about ideas, sketch designs, play with potential fabrics and look at wedding dresses from my collection of gowns if applicable, after which I have a good idea of the type of design that would work for you.” Once booked, the bride has several fittings (usually between 4-6 depending on the design), with the first 2 fittings being calico toiles -prototypes to check the fit and design, after which the real garment is cut out and created.
Rachel says, “I have my dream job, designing and creating beautiful gowns for my brides, experimenting with wonderful fabrics and occasionally breaking the rules! I meet lovely people and I can get just as emotional as the bride!”
Get in touch with Rachel to chat through the bespoke process or to view her bridal gowns and start getting excited about what your wedding dress or outfit might be!