Real Brides

Elise’s Wedding In A French Abbey

Elise chose her Phillipa Lepley wedding dress after her dad had sent her an image of a bride in a Phillipa Lepley dress saying he thought of her – it turned out Elise fell in love with that dress when she tried it on! It was the only dress she needed to try – she knew it was the one.

A timeless, romantic corseted dress of ivory duchess satin covered with French corded Ivoire lace; it was the perfect choice for her wedding day at the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay in France.

The scooped neckline and wide on-the-edge-of-shoulder straps framed Elise’s décolletage beautifully, with the scalloped lace edging extending just over the edge, giving her dress a soft and feminine finish.

The Phillipa Lepley signature corset provided the perfect foundation for this dress, made specifically to Elise’s measurements over her fittings it gave extra definition to Elise’s beautiful shape, cinching in her waist and giving structure for the full skirt and long cathedral train.

The lace for Elise’s dress was moulded and appliquéd in our London studio. The time and care invested in this process ensures a completely seamless finish to the lace, allowing the elegant scroll motifs to truly shine.

For the ceremony, Elise kept her look simple, elegant and refined with delicate jewellery and a full bridal bouquet of blush pink roses, peonies and hydrangeas.

Later in the evening, Elise added a hand beaded belt around the waist, tied with satin tails at the back.

“Thank you for making my dreams come true!!!!!!! Everyone talked about how the dress was THE most stunning dress they have ever seen!!!!! It was simply perfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!”



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Phillipa Lepley is widely recognised as being the leading British couture wedding dress designer. Her wedding dress shop in London, Chelsea, has over 50 dresses, all of which have been made in England from start to finish at her atelier. Virtual consultations are also available via phone, email or video conference with a senior, highly experienced member of the Phillipa Lepley team.