Wilden Bride London

(31)
shortlisted
Charlotte Wilden is a bridal wear designer known for her intricately-made bespoke creations, combining her experiences in costume with high fashion.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£2500
Details

Products and Services

Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Dress Designer
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
Charlotte has a love and knowledge of fashion history and dress crafting techniques that gives her the ability to make somebody’s vision come alive. From vintage styling to embroidery and embellishment, Charlotte has many talents which makes her a unique and extraordinary designer.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(31)
Sophia Hattrell
Married in December 2017
December 2017
Most talented and kind designer
Charlotte has made the whole experience of choosing a dress so easy and wonderful. Every panic I have she calmed me and always gave such helpful advice. I have the most beautiful dress as well! Couldn’t recommend her enough.
Joanna & Mark
Married in December 2017
December 2017
Nothing was too much and in the hands of an expert
I’m 5 days away from W day and there’s a beautiful dress hiding upstairs. I knew I didn't want a run of the mill wedding dress but am no expert, enter Charlotte...She listened to everything I said, added real creative flair and has made a beautiful one of a kind dress. Time will tell what everyone else makes of it but i’m pretty confident!
James and Jessica
Married in December 2017
December 2017
I never dreamed my dress would be quite this special
I don't really know where to start when it comes to being grateful that I found Charlotte. Since childhood I'd known I wanted a pre-raphaelite style dress, highly detailed and yet still flattering. It was also very important to make sure we kept the dress modern and bridal enough so as we didn't drift in to "costume". From the very first sketch, charlotte just got it and I pretty much gave up looking elsewhere! From start to finish, nothing was a problem, everything was achievable. She has so many ideas and techniques up her sleeve that anything is possible. Charlotte is unerrrigly calm which is just what I needed! We worked together on finding different aspects of the detail which made the process fun and the result perfect. It's difficult to explain how much I love my dress and has surpassed my any image ofvitvthat I had imagined. I would recommend Charlotte to anyone and particularly a bride looking for something a little more interesting or different than you'd find in a standard boutique, as this is where she excels. I am so thankful to have found Charlotte and for everything she has done for me. I know she will go on to achieve great things. Wedding is next weekend so no photo yet!
Michelle
Married in November 2017
December 2017
One of the loveliest (and talented) people I have ever met!
From the moment I found Charlotte's website and blog, I just KNEW I had to have her make my wedding dress. Each of her dresses were so unique and personable to the bride, and my dress was no different. I felt so safe in Charlotte's hands throughout the process and I really felt like she listened to what I wanted and was able to produce a dress(s) that I could never have dreamed of!! A part of me wishes I could do it all again, just so I can have another dress made by her!!
Jenny Legge
Married in October 2017
November 2017
My Dream Dress with extras!
It was my Nan who encouraged me to go down the bespoke route for my wedding dress. I am tiny in stature and was getting fed up off visiting bridal shops and trying on size 16's, to only have the shopkeepers best attempts of pinning the dresses to fit me (which they never did). Therefore, I came across the Wilden Bride website and instantly Charlotte's designs stood out! I also appreciated how detailed the information was about how to go down a bespoke route and what to expect (because at this point I didn't really know what to expect). I met up with Charlotte to discuss ideas and to see if my ideas would work. She instantly reassured me and produced many sketches (more than I was properly entitled to) incorporating the details discussed. Then the journey of my bespoke dress began! Despite even changing the design of the dress half way through; Charlotte was always patient and accommodating. She would regularly send me updates via email and would take the time to explain things during the fittings. An example of how Charlotte is so accommodating, is that due to my working hours, she would be flexible enough to allow me to attend fittings on weekends and evenings. She would also allow my Mum to attend, which was greatly appreciated, as originally my Mum thought she would miss out on the whole 'mother and daughter bridal dress shopping experience' because I wasn't going down that route. Charlotte even put up with my indecisiveness and made two versions of potential sleeves for my dress for me to try on! Charlotte is extremely talented at what she does and I love how she always has your 'dress' in her mind. If she sees something that would add to the overall appearance, she will discuss, try and give constructive feedback. At the end of this magical journey, my dress was completely unique! It had changed from our original discussions and sketches, but the end result was more fabulous then I could have anticipated! I had embroidery, crystals and even tassels - which was the last minute genius extra from Charlotte. My dress is truly worthy of entries to feature in top Bridal magazines and Charlotte should most definitely win an award! I will always be grateful for Charlotte for making the bespoke experience so special for me. Thank you! If you want to go bespoke for your bridal dress - then most definitely choose Wilden Bride London! Jenny Legge (was Cotgrave)
Penelope Yeulet
Married in August 2017
November 2017
The most amazing Wedding Dress ever made
Where do I begin...?! It is really hard to put into words all that I would like to say about Charlotte and the dress she created for my wedding day, I am so incredibly grateful to her not only did she create the most perfect and beautiful dress ever made but she made me feel like a beautiful Disney Princess for one of the most important days of my life. I will forever be indebted to her for making my dream dress come true - I would not have felt as special as I did without her stunning workmanship. What she created was better than anything I could have hoped for, there were many months leading up to the wedding where I thought I would have to settle for a lesser more normal dress. I wanted something much less traditional and more show-stopping, bridal boutiques just didn't have anything close to what I had hoped for. After my first little meeting with Charlotte it felt like suddenly the impossible had become possible! I really cannot stress enough how talented she is, all of her dresses are like works of art. I am planning on having mine on display in my home! It seems criminal to hide such a beautiful piece away in a cupboard! Not only is Charlotte super super talented, she is also a wonderful person too! There are so many little personal touches that you just wouldn't get anywhere else - not only did Charlotte design my dress (that's a full dress and a shorter skirt!), she also made my veil and customised my shoes! I will sing her praises to anyone that listens, and recommend her to every bride I meet. There really is something very special about Charlotte and the Wilden London dresses - I just hope that I have an excuse to get another dress from her one day (perhaps not another wedding though!).
Location & Contact Details

Address

31A South Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7PJ, England

Nearest Town

Epsom

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 Junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Epsom

Nearest Airport

London

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (1)

TWIA Bridal Designer London 2017
FAQ
(6)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Each one has a different story, it's impossible to choose! Notable elements include light-up party dresses, embroidered bulldogs and trains of ostrich feathers and pink petals.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Ethereal, glamorous, intricate, luxury, different.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The diversity and individuality that each design has.

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

Forget the advice, do what you want!

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

Simplicity, focus on spending a great time with your guests.

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

I always add a little touch somewhere in the dress, but as small as it is, I like to keep it a surprise, so I'm not telling you exactly!