I was absolutely delighted to be commissioned with the design of Lara Pulver’s wedding dress recently. The beautiful petite British actress married in London.

Lara came to me with an open brief. We tried on various dresses from the collection to see what kind of dress suited her the best. We decided on something really simple, sophisticated and elegant but with a touch of necessary theatre to make the dress a ‘wow’ piece. We chose to cut a demure high neckline column dress with empire detail to lengthen the body, and opted for a slight raised sleeve to give a good frame and to accentuate her tiny waistline. The dress was made to measure and cut precisely around Lara’s very petite but beautifully curvy frame. When cutting something so simple, the execution of fit, cut and make do have to be incredibly accurate. Lara’s stance is that of a dancer, she has incredible poise and posture, and I knew a perfect dress would be modelled so beautifully.

I wanted to create Lara a combination between a red-carpet Hollywood gown and a wedding dress.

By carefully cutting away the back, I placed the seams to wind around the body to create the most flattering lines and a carefully considered piece from all angles. I created a knot detail in the small of the back with fluid seams running from the knot and the construction seams to create a small elegant train.

The dress was tailored in a beautiful matt chalky white weighty crepe from a premium mill in Italy.  The dress was backed and lined in layers of bias cut silk satin to ensure a clean finish.

The complementing touch to the dress was a cathedral length veil in silk tulle. We worked with the talented British milliner Emily Baxendale. Emily created a stunning veil which was worn at the back of the head.  She mounted draped silk tulle onto the 1950’s influenced shaped headband which she covered in a fine Chantilly lace. The headband had a unique shaping detail and added height and a distance between the back of the body and the veil.  The piece itself was completely charming and a piece one could treasure for years to come.

The veil added the finishing touch. It completed the look. We ensured the length of the train finished past the length of the dress to give the ultimate creation, and the most stunning silhouette from side and back. ( Angles which are so important in a wedding) The dress was also made more appropriate for the church with the train covering the backless element. When the veil was taken off , it revealed the perfect party dress, completed of course by stunning Jimmy Choos. Head to heel wedding perfection.

Thank you so much Lara and Raza for allowing me to share the images of your wedding. The beautiful photographs were taken by photographer Simon Carr.

Thank you also to the amazing stylist Arabella Boyce who provided the initial meeting, the stylists seal of approval and also supported with direction and confidence along the short but very sweet and wonderful journey.

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BUTLER FRONTNew to the collection. The Butler floral is a beautifully painted silk printed tea dress dashed with bright tropical colour. The fresh inky navy background is popped with the brightest coral, lime and grounded with pearl grey and ivory.

The tea dresses are our signature British style. The 1930’s influenced style is flattering and versatile for day through to event.

The silk crepe-de-chine is exclusive. We hand paint the florals in our design studio and produce the prints in Italy on the finest cloth with the most immaculate finishing. The tea dresses are made invidually by a tailor in London.

Butler can be styled up or down, from day with ballet flats through to event with elegant millinery..x


Indian Summers stars Amber Rose Revah and Fiona Glascott looking wonderful in @youmagazinesocial in the Suzannah Lucille dress and the signature 1940s green Boulder Gown..xAmber Rose Revah
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Indian Summers stars Amber Rose Revah and Fiona Glascott looking wonderful in @youmagazinesocial in the Suzannah Lucille dress and the signature 1940s green Boulder Gown..x

A fabulous article in Elle Wedding magazine,  about a Suzannah bride who opted for her plan B wedding. A dress which was much more ‘her’ and a wedding which has made so many people smile and gush. Featuring an Absinthe Green 1950s influenced dress, a pair of flouro Manolo’s, a great pair of sunglasses and Brighton beach. Thank you Alexandra Heminsley ( @Hemmo) for letting us share your day.Alex elle weddings article

Launching Jean!

Inspired by the simplicity of silhouettes of the early 1960’s, we have translated a ‘paper doll dress’ idea into a perfectly tailored bias cut couture piece of modern glamour. Perfect for a cool bride or a red carpet piece when made in a vivid colour.  We would love to see this piece in bright fuchsia! Working on the most perfect straight body silhouette, we cut the 4 panels of the dress on the bias to get a wonderful form without too many seams which would  interfere with the simplicity.

The sleeve is also cut on the bias , to achieve a very wonderfully slim silhouette without being restrictive and to gain an element of ‘give’ when cutting across the cloth.

Jean has a perfect scooped round neck and a long invisible centre back zip to enable step in ease. Jean is fully lined in silk stretch.

The hem circumference is adorned in rows of hand cut silk petals which are cut out of the same cloth.

Every cm of this dress is made in London with an enormous amount of love and passion..x

simple nude pointed shoes by Emmy London

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Beautiful British actress Lara Pulver, looks sensational on the red carpet at the TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards In LA last night. Wearing the aptly named  ‘Lara’ Backless dress in metallic bronze, teamed with vintage necklace sourced by Suzannah, Lara is the epitome of Red Carpet glamour, and the perfect Suzannah ambassador.

The dress silhouette is a new addition to the Suzannah couture and bridal collection. Lara’s dress was created for her from Italian bronze lurex jersey.

The below picture is of Lara and her husband Raza Jaffrey and Numan Acar ( both stars of Homeland)



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Above feature: www.dailymail.co.uk



The beautiful Doris dress in rose gold jacquard is a beautiful modern piece for a summer wedding or a day at the races.

The dress is soft and light but with a gentle structure.  We found the beautiful Italian cloth at an exhibition in Paris, and fell in love with it immediately. The simplicity of the 50s style dress really maximises the beauty of the fabrication.  The warm peachy tones are lifted with a gentle rose gold thread to give a subtle glimmer and to add a really charming quality to the divine sorbet shade. The wide structured belt really maximises the waist. A tulle net underskirt enhances the full skirt.

Together with the couture milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgans we have created the perfect ‘pom pom’ Jackie O pillbox for the perfect retro inspired look.

The rose gold jacquard dress was picked out by Maxine Briggs of You and Your wedding in her Editor’s letter of this months magazine.
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