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Phillipa Lepley bride Pollyanna

A statement in subtlety – Phillipa Lepley bride Pollyanna wore a corseted, princess-line silk crepe gown with a clean duchess satin collar for her September wedding.

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For her couture wedding dress, Pollyanna worked closely with Phillipa’s team to design a bespoke satin off-the-shoulder collar. Crafted from heavy-weight Italian duchess satin, the fabric was expertly rolled to form a wide collar, in a seamless design that appears untouched by hands. Over a series of fittings at The Phillipa Lepley Conservatory, the dress and collar were bespokely tailored to Pollyanna, adjusting and refining the position on her frame.

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Cut in a luxurious matte crepe, the dress featured flattering princess-line detailing with wide centre front and centre back panels that elongate the body. The butter-soft sheen of the satin collar with the matte of the silk crepe bodice and skirt created a beautiful contrast of fabric and added interest to the design.

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The collar demurely wrapped around Pollyanna’s shoulders, finishing in a statement, angular back neckline. Hand-sewn buttons and loops lined the centre back of the dress, leading to a long bridal train. For the evening, the Atelier team installed a bustle into the skirt to loop up the train when dancing.

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Pollyanna paired her minimalist wedding dress with a delicate hand-embroidered two-tier silk tulle ‘Lily of the Valley’ veil. Inspired by flora and fauna, Phillipa often incorporates the beauty of the natural world into her fine hand-embroidery. A Phillipa Lepley classic – Lily of the Valley – petals were scattered organically across luxury French silk tulle and hand-embroidered on to create Pollyanna’s veil.

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Pollyanna’s wedding dress required the most delicate and skilled hands to craft, manipulating the luxurious satin and crepe into a design that looks untouched. Paired with a hand-embroidered artwork of Lily of the Valley, her bridal look truly celebrates the artisan craftsmanship of the Phillipa Lepley Atelier.

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Photography by Maja Tsolo Photography
Planning by Katrina Otter Weddings

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.