At this Sunday's Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale, we have the wonderfully experienced and talented Leesa Marshall from LM Designs. Leesa offers a full bespoke wedding dress service to brides with coordinating accessories and Bridesmaids dresses if required. On this occasion at The Manor Barn, Leesa will be showcasing and selling her amazing collection of accessories, veils, belts, jewellery and head wear which we are very excited to lay our eyes on!
LM Designs are based 11 miles from Salisbury, close to the village of Landford. The lovely Leesa has been in the bridal industry for 15 years and has worked with well know designers in London and various bridal shops in and around Hampshire.
Leesa's latest venture is her own label of gowns, Millie Couture.
The Millie Couture collection is a selection of her favourite laces and fabrics in sophisticated silhouettes. If a bride wants to try something new and has her own ideas, Leesa is always on hand to bring ideas to life! Handily, an alteration service is also available for brides needing any refinement or fine tuning to a ready purchased gown.
From November this year, LM Designs will also be an exclusive stockist for Stephanie James Couture, based in California. The vintage inspired collection consists of tea length gowns with full petticoats and sumptuous lace, a long full A line gown and also a Great Gatsby elegant slipper satin gown with beautiful back detail and beaded sleeves. As soon as the gown arrives, in true glam fashion, a launch event will take place. Brides can contact Leesa for more information through her Facebook page.
What can visitors expect at your WBBS stall?
I will be offering my accessory range, hair accessories, belts, bird cage veils, jewellery and traditional veils. I also have a range of wedding shoes from La Boda, and of course advice if required.
Do you have a favourite look or trend?
I am still very fond of the 50's vintage look, full petticoats lashings of lace and the dream of a bygone era, I love it.
What tip would you give to a 2015 bride to be?
I would advise all brides to be to try on lots of shapes to find out which suits you the most. Don’t feel pressurised to purchase from any shop if you are not ready. It is your special day it must feel right for you.
Carefully chose your budget, dresses can vary a lot is price, do research on your boutiques and ask or look at the price ranges, its not nice for any bride to fall in love with a dress which price is out of reach.
Maybe consider having you dress made to measure. It isn't always the cheaper option, however if the price includes alterations you will not have any surprises later when you have your fittings.
Finally, make sure you plan well and enjoy every moment leading up to your wedding, it is one of the most exciting time in a girls life, and time goes very quickly.
Being the magpies that we are, we will see all of you glamour puss brides there, let's say 11.05am?! In the meantime, pop over and 'Like' Leesa on Facebook to follow the latest LM Design news!