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
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Hats / Fascinators
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Pricing & Costs
- 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.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established1996# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team4Public Liability InsuranceYes
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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 #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?
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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