Real Bride Photos and Stories

Ok, the day went like this. Victoria had put out a plea to a very good friend of mine Annabel Beeforth from love my dress blog . Of course, here at House of Mooshki, last minute brides are one of our specialisms. We answered Annabel with haste to not waste any time who quickly sent us Victoria’s details. We quickly wrote off to Victoria as each passing minute is essential design and development time.

The very next Victoria contacted us…only problem was…House of Mooshki were on location on a photo shoot at the gorgeous grounds of Lambton Castle in County Durham. Sat on a soggy piece of grass with extraordinary views over the castle grounds Victoria and I had a very rushed 10 minute consultation over the telephone between dress changes. The brief was actually quite simple. Victoria had in her head that her ideal dress was a 1960’s plain shift dress with an inbuilt lace overcoat.

Victoria has searched most of London’s vintage shops but not being the same shape as most women were in the 60’s was struggling to get one that fit which is disheartening when all you want is to have the dress of your dreams for your big day. That discussion took place at around 12.30pm on the 18th August !

We jumped straight into action, between takes as our head designer Olivia Wright is also the model and face of House of Mooshki…we sat…we discussed…

Olivia was also on a train by to London herself at 7pm that evening……. She had sat on the train and developed the sketches which turned out to be Victoria’s ideal dress ! We had taken all the key elements that Victoria had wanted in her dress but also offered a few modern day touches like a built in corset and also made the dress from a bridal satin to give it a more wedding feel. By midnight they were in my dropbox ….by 7am the following day we had emailed the designs to Victoria. I think she was at this point a tiny bit thrilled that we had managed from a 10 minute phone call been able to see her dress exactly how she had wanted it to be and developed.

Our fabulous manufacturer Alex wasted no time in putting the dress into production…even before any payments had been authorised. What can I say the rest is history. By mid September the dress had not only been designed but actually delivered to the bride who was over the moon that finally her dream wedding dress had arrived and fit her perfectly. She could now relax in time for her day.

We wish you all the happiness in the world Victoria…


The House of Mooshki Team.