The nightingale is known for its powerful and beautiful song. The ‘Nightingale’ couture wedding dress is just as transfixing, evoking a sense of joy and pure charm. Created with the finest duchess satin, it beautifully highlights the unparalleled skill that goes into creating each of the couture wedding dresses at Phillipa Lepley.

The ‘Nightingale’ is made with ivory duchess satin, expertly draped and moulded over the corseted bodice, leading up to a sweetheart neckline at the top of the bodice. The deep plunging neck is luxurious and flattering on all brides, accentuating the collar bones and elongating the neck.


A satin ‘apron’ overskirt, features deeply pleated ruffles at the back, flowing over the petticoats, with a 75-inch train trailing behind the bride as she walks. The timeless, feminine design is incredibly regal, with no minimal seams and fabulous drapery that falls around the bride’s body perfectly. The decadent draping and 3D ruffles show the full beauty of the duchess satin that Phillipa is so passionate about.

Phillipa says, “I simply adore working with this heavy-weight duchess satin. It so beautifully moulds flat across the bride’s hips and stomachs and nips in at the waist. Brides fall in love with it and adore the beautiful clean lines through the neckline at the front, contrasted by the dramatic detail at the back. You really do feel a million dollars in this dress.”


Phillipa Lepley is recognised globally as a leading British wedding dress and eveningwear designer, renowned for bespoke couture dresses of the utmost luxury. 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.