Elizabeth Bessant London

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Elizabeth Bessant creates unique outfits for brides, bridesmaids and mother of bride/groom that flatters your shape and reflects your personality. Made in her London studio with fittings by Elizabeth
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£2000
Details

Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Bridesmaid Dresses
Appointment Only
Hats / Fascinators
Bags
Dress Designer
Wedding Dresses
Accessories
Physical Shop / Studio
Alterations
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Veils
Full Description
Talented designer Elizabeth Bessant creates original outfits as individual as each client. She moved into couture 20 years ago following a successful art career exhibiting at the Royal Academy and showcasing her work around the world. Her instinctive eye for colour and detail – plus her insistence on perfection - has led to a loyal following of celebrity and society clients. Elizabeth is involved in the couture design process from initial consultation to collection and will attend all your fittings. Each exquisite outfit - whether a wedding dress, mother of bride outfit, business suit or accessory - is designed and made in her London studio by her team of skilled crafts people. Elizabeth offers a free no obligation consultation to get to know you and your event and guide you through the process of getting the perfect look. There are samples to try on and fabrics to look at and if nothing catches your eye Elizabeth will source fabric specially for you. Each client has a personal pattern made to her measurements and a toile fitting (practice outfit in calico) at this fitting the garment can be altered and fine tuned before being cut in the actual fabric. Two to three further fittings will be required and more for complicated designs and wedding gowns. All garments are hand finished and hand beading is Elizabeth's speciality. Family and friends are welcome to attend consultations and fittings and will be looked after with drinks.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elizabeth Bessant
My philosophy is to make sure all my brides and their party enjoy the complete couture process and look forward to coming to see me for their fittings. Nothing is too much trouble to help you achieve your dream for the special day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1996
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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Becki Lovell
Wedding: July 2017
June 2016
it was a lovely experience
I first met Elizabeth in November 2016, I was recommended by a friend who had an outfit made for her daughters wedding. I was going to see Elizabeth about having a dress made for my step daughters wedding. I was concerned about getting the right outfit not wanting to have anything like the mother of the bride! At my first visit with Elizabeth I was a bit nervous as I had never had an outfit made before, but straight away I was made very welcome with a cup of tea and a chat. Elizabeth completely understood my situation and came up with a suggestion of a floaty dress which would work well as the wedding was in our garden. From then on it was a lovely experience; Elizabeth was very patient with me especially with choosing the fabric as I must have driven her mad but nothing was to much trouble. Elizabeth drew an amazing sketch of the dress so I could see what it would look like in the fabric. I enjoyed the whole experience, every meeting for the fitting with a cup of tea and a chat of course! The dress was perfect, the fabric was gorgeous. I loved wearing the dress and felt very comfortable. I have gone on to have another dress made for more of an every day occasion, and I am looking forward to having another outfit made next year for my step son’s wedding. I would highly recommend Elizabeth without any hesitation. She is incredibly talented and a lovely person to get to know, my one warning is her outfits are addictive!
Felicity Rowe
Wedding: June 2017
June 2016
The dress was lovely, much admired
The dress was lovely, much admired and many inquiries. I hope one of them comes to fruition. Many thanks again, Felicity
Karen Stroud
Wedding: April 2017
June 2016
You understood exactly what I wanted
Thank you for the beautiful outfit you created for my daughter’s wedding. I had so many compliments. The best part was not having to worry about the dress all day as it fitted and moved perfectly. You understood exactly what I wanted and I loved the finished look. Thank you again, Karen
Amy Sheeran
Married in September 2016
June 2016
To say it was labour of love is an understatement
We have had so many wonderful things said about this DRESS!!!!! She looked breathtaking Amy’s dress of her dreams. To say it was a labour of love is an understatement. You have created such a beautiful dress and I can’t thank you enough.” – Sally Sheeran (Mother of Bride)
Sarah Horricks
Married in September 2016
June 2016
thank you for making me a wonderful wedding dress
Just wanted to say thank you for making me such a wonderful wedding dress and for helping to make the occassion a really special and unforgetable one.
Michele Marriott
Wedding: August 2016
June 2016
You were an absolute star
Thank you for all your hard work and expertise with my wedding outfit. You were an absolute star and really helped to make the day very special!
Location & Contact Details

Address

59 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London, Greater London, SW3 1NX, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Knightsbridge

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Knightsbridge (Picadilly line)

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Amy Sheeran's wedding in Barcelona

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Couture, Vintage, Beaded, individual, Unique

What about your business are you most proud of?

The personal service - time spent getting to know clients, listening to their ideas, sourcing the right fabrics and always meeting deadlines without compromise to quality

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Think of it as a big party to have fun with family and friends

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

heart shaped smarties - I love chocolate

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I get to know them, what they do for work and hobbies - likes, dislikes, family complications. Listening helps me to understand them and their event so I can design the perfect outfit. This happens over coffee, tea or even prosecco.

What do you love most about your job?

Making people happy and creating something of timeless quality that is unique

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Bohemian couture

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

I often do it with beading but if the bride doesn't want anything visible a blue bow can be sewn inside the gown. Some of my brides wear blue nail varnish on their toes

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Princess Grace of Monacco

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