Rachel loved our bespoke laces and we wanted to incorporate some into her classic cocktail gown. We developed these detachable sleeves using our signature swirl pattern in peace silk on British tulle. The dress is a simple boned bodice, peace silk duchess satin gown.
Steel blue and gold lace made Helen's dress unique yet classically stylish.
We created a full dress in silk organza based on our classic "Maria" gown. Helen didn't want to have a strapless dress so we added subtle straps which allowed for less structure and a softer silhouette. The golden tunic was created using a beautiful French hand cut and hand appliquéd lace. We also created the golden belt to compliment the look, using vegan faux leather.
We made the wonderful Jenny Agutter a bespoke LBD.
Joanna came to us with just a few weeks before her, very feminist and laid back, wedding! The shape of the Asp dress was perfect for her tall curvaceous figure. We added extra lace for modesty and paired it with a lace neck cuff in the same British lace. Joanna wanted something to keep her warn for her winter wedding so accessorised her dress with a Makepiece cardigan (available from the atelier). She also hired the matching Natasha Andreicheva hand made bag for the day, to finish the look.
"Everyone was thrilled by the dress - & I felt fantastic and comfortable in it."
Flores chose a simple bias cut organic sateen gown for her wedding day. We hand crafted a bespoke backwards bolero using her Mother's vintage wedding veil and antique glass buttons. Flores said "Going through the whole process with you was so easy....The dress and bolero, more than I could ever imagine. So beautiful."
Zena married in the peace silk taffeta Ingrid gown. We created a sash using vintage black organza fabric to compliment her vintage styled wedding.
"Everyone loved the dress! Thanks for the lovely experience with you!!"
As soon as we met Sameera, we knew she would have a unique and incredible gown! Sameera asked us to created a wedding dress that she could wear again to balls and events. She fell in love with our Veronica gown and when we showed her the golden French lace everything came together. The lace on the bodice of her dress took weeks of careful hand appliqué to build layers of carefully placed lightweight structure.
Green Party candidate for London Mayor, Sian Berry, needed a suitable green dress to help her make London better for all of us at City Hall.
Hannah and Karen had complimenting dresses in the same fabrics, yet in cuts to flatter their different body shapes, created for their civil partnership.
"Thanks SO much again- we love the dresses so much!! (and so did everyone else) you are amazing."
When Laura first entered the Atelier, it was love at first site, she knew that the Banana dress from our couture collection was the dress for her. As an ethical women who believes in sustainability Laura decided to hire the wedding dress to reduce waste in order that it could be loved and worn by other women for years to come. She did however want an item to keep, that could be passed on to her children and grandchildren as an heirloom. Tammam created a bespoke matching hand embroidered veil and bolero set using peace silk yarn in our swirl design especially for Laura. The finished look saw Laura as an elegant bride in a unique very sustainable wedding. The banana dress is available to hire or can be made to order, the embroidery alone on this dress takes 4 months to complete so we need at least 6 months to create a version of this gown.
Socialite Cecilia asked us to create her perfect LBD, so we did.
Amy was sure she wanted a strapless dress and a removable bolero for her big day. Amy's very tall figure meant she could carry off a big skirt so we added extra pleats at the back to give volume. The dress was trimmed with almost 100 tiny fabric covered buttons along the centre back. We designed a backwards bolero for Amy in our hand embroidered flower lace, which also had buttons to continue the design.
Lucinda came to the atelier not sure what kind of dress she wanted but knowing for certain she wanted to wear her grandmothers broach on the day. We used the simple crystal broach as an inspiration for Lucinda's bespoke lace design, creating a delicate lace that we would use to accent the gown's train and to be used for the removable bolero. After trying many styles and with advice from the atelier's experienced team Lucida decided the mermaid shape dress accentuated her curvaceous figure, and the gown was created in a pure silk duchess satin. The atelier also created a selection of off cut silk flowers on ribbon or pins for the ladies of the bridal party to wear as well as the groom's tie and matching burgundy pocket squares for the groom, best man and ushers.
“Beautiful dress made from beautiful material. Wish all my clothes could make me feel that good.”
Catherine decided on a made to measure Bernice dress, with pleated organza train, one of our most popular designs. She made hers unique by teaming it with a hand made flower lace bolero and a matching flower lace veil.
Jossy and Cat gave us a great challenge; to create two dresses for one wedding, it was important to design complimentary dresses that were equally as beautiful when seen in a duo and individually, without looking the same - and for two very different body shapes. For Cat we produced a luxurious white dress with a striking full skirt and a halter necked boned bodice to emphasise her hour-glass figure. The look was completed with a hand-crafted lace bolero. While Jossy wore an off white halter neck dress with hand embroidered detail in the same design as Cat's bolero, waist trims were created for each of the dresses using the fabric from the other bride's dress. The looks were harmonious on the day and couple were ecstatic with the results. We also created gorgeous reception dresses for the civil partnership couple which, they tell us, they still wear to events.
Anna hired our original peacock gown for her romantic church wedding.
Rachel had seen one of our evening gowns in a Grecian style with a wrap around belt feature which she wanted to translate into her wedding dress. She wanted a simple column gown so we used the same design for the main dress, converting the neckline into an asymmetric one shoulder style, as it was a look she felt comfortable in and suited her.
Jane was another of our eco aware and pro sustainability brides who wasn't just looking for a dress that was beautiful, but one that was fair trade as well. Jane found her perfect Tammam dress in one of our pop-up stores; the dress was then made to measure to fit her body size faultlessly and organza sleeves added to offer a modest look for her church wedding.
“The dress is beyond perfection, a work of art made ethically by true artists.”
Sometimes a design is just meant for a person, Emannuella and Peacocks and Roses were made for each other!
Vicky's story is one that starts with her favourite evening dress, she brought it with her to her first fitting for us to use as an inspiration for her wedding gown. Vicky was looking for comfortable shapely dress without a corset. Fair Trade is close to Vicky's heart, she was eager to have an embroidery feature running up the front of the dress produced by our expert craftspeople in India.
As a women who often steps away from the conventional, Sophie was true to her character when she requested Tammam to produce her a dress that wasn't white. Tammam produced a glamorous red silk satin gown which gave a beautiful fluid drape emulating a Marilyn Monroe style. The plunging halter neck combined with a full train was perfect for Sophie's slender body type. We loved the dress so much that we simplified the pattern and created a white version of 'The Sophie Dress' to feature in our Couture Bridal collection.
“Thank you again for the beautiful dress and perfect colour.”
Kate's curvaceous figure suited the fishtail dress we created for her, we used two subtle laces on her gown to create a classic and sophisticated look.
Vicki was the first bride we made a bespoke dress for without her even visiting the Atelier. As a resident of Australia, Vicki was not able to visit us in person however loved our dresses so much that she knew, despite the logistical difficulties, she had to have a Tammam gown. Not a label to let a problem such as location deter us and with a lot of help from Skype, we were able to guide her in how to take perfect measurements and work through the design together. We created a toile and sent it to her for her to try, it fit almost perfectly and we were able to go ahead with the final dress, which was couriered to her when complete.
“I loved wearing my dress, it made me feel me, at ease with myself but also glamorous and beautiful too – thank you so much!”
Gesa requested a beautiful cocktail dress for sophisticated Berlin parties
“Thank you again for making the dress experience such a fun one!”
Kat wanted a fluid satin dress with a vintage feel, we created a gorgeous bias cut gown with draped sleeves. Luckily the bias gown offered some stretch, as by the time the wedding arrived Kat was 4 months pregnant!
"I could do the wedding day all over again, it was so excellent & to have so many lovely comments about my dress was all down to you & your magic. Thank you.”
"It was the most perfect, beautiful dress I could have wished for.”
Claire is another of our very ethical brides, she really wanted a dress that was totally fair trade, organic and gorgeous. We created a bespoke design to fit her curvaceous figure and designed an embroidery created by our wonderful artisans using symbols important to Claire. We accented the dress with a bright blue colour and made a complimenting light jacket with train to be worn in the church.
Sarah Jane was having an elegant autumn wedding. Tammam created a unique full length bridal coat with train to go with SJs made to measure silk Abbie dress (style from the Tammam collection).
“(The final look) was absolutely perfect on the day, just what I wanted … and I've never had so many complements!"
“Thank you for designing me such a fantastic dress! It made me feel very special.”
Yvonne had found a beautiful 1920s bridal gown and came to the atelier to look for some accessories, she fell in love with our flower veil and we proposed she wear it in the 1920s cap style along with a JBD head band (available from the atelier) to compliment her vintage dress.
"Everything about my wedding was so wonderful, my dress was perfect, Thank you!"
Dionne asked for a lace covered gown, we created an elegant style with a medium length train for her big day.
“You turned my vision of an eco dress into reality.”