March 2013

Gypsy’s Wedding Dress

This week I said farewell to a very special wedding dress and au revoir to a very special bride. Gypsy is getting married tomorrow near Oxford. I’ve enjoyed designing and making her wedding dress so much I’ve really grown quite attached to it and to the visits from her and her mum. Having a bespoke dress made is personal both for the bride and me. I like to make the process as democratic as possible from fine tuning the initial design to all the hand finished details. I can’t give too much away but quite a lot of fine work went into Gyspy’s dress, the kind of thing I love doing. Achieving perfection takes a few fittings and I never like my brides to feel rushed so I take as much time as I need for us both to be happy with every stage of development. The final touch is a little bit of something blue… I hand embroider the bride’s initials into every dress… I see these dresses as heirlooms which already have a story before they leave my studio. It’s so exciting to wave them on their way to an exciting future… and the best day of their lives!

Jessica Charleston Wedding Dresses at A Most Curious Wedding Fair London

A Most Curious Wedding Fair poster

I’m really excited about exhibiting at A Most Curious Wedding Fair and spreading my wings and my wedding dresses to the big smoke of London to reach ‘expressive, style savvy and fashion-forward couples’.

I couldn’t put it better myself, so here’s how Becky and Gemma describe their show: ‘A Most Curious has a love affair with fashion and evolves and follows it wherever it may go. A Most Curious has taken a solemn vow to bring brides and grooms the very latest fashions, with the foresight to be changeable, en vogue and never tired or standing still. If it’s beautiful, fresh, fun and cool or just about to be cool, we will incorporate it into our wedding fair so it can, in turn, be incorporated into your big day. Most Curious and it’s handpicked exhibitors draw inspiration from the lifestyle trends around us, your lifestyle trends, not weddings trends, weddings shouldn’t have trends, they should be about you having fun and being creative, dreaming big and most importantly an expression and celebration of who you are as a couple.’

With fashion shows, entertainment, styling, activities, music and performance this should be a really fun and inspiring event. So pop along to the Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane, London on Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st April 2013. For more information have a look at