Dresses and Accessories: Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture

I’ve been saying for a while the new website will feature very useful suggestions and recommendations for making your wedding special.

For the first post in the series I’d like to introduce you to Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture. A lovely and very talented lady is behind the breathtaking collection of bespoke wedding dresses and accessories.

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Chantal Mallett is one of the UK’s leading designers & has been creating one-off wedding gowns for clients since 1996.

Since the brand’s inception, corsetry, colour & ‘alternative’, individual & unique designs have been the Chantal Mallett signature.

Working one to one with clients, Chantal creates all the Couture gowns & accessories herself, always delivering outstanding quality & excellent service.

This small brand has led the way in making colour & corsetry fashionable in a part of the market that, unlike high street fashion, is slow to embrace new trends.

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You can see more beautiful designs by visiting her website at http://www.18thcenturycorsets.com/ or keep in touch with her latest photoshoots and designs by following her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Chantal.Mallett.Couture

This post features a series of images taken of her newest design Aurelia and please read on after the images for more details about Chantal and her Aurelia.

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AURELIA ranging around £6200 is hand made and of course made-to-measure.

Effortlessly chic Aurelia evokes images of perfect English gardens, Belle Epoque beauties promenading in Parisian parks & Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.

The corset is finely draped with silk tulle, hand tinted apricot & bountifully appliquéd with apricot hand painted & hand beaded lace motifs. The detachable straps features more individually assembled matching lace motifs from which cascade a shower of pearl strands that loop around the arm to create the illusion of capped sleeves The silhouette is completed with a two tier waterfall silk crepe skirt that creates balance between the simple fluid beauty of the skirt & ornate corset with it’s sumptuous, yet subtle, tones & textures.

The choker shown with Aurelia was designed to match & it, together with the earrings & floral hair pins can be found in the accessory section of this website. Priced £435 for the choker, £153.50 for earrings & £52 for a set of 8 pins.

*Corsets are not sold separately, the petal cage in the third image down was made for the shoot featured & is available to order.

Alternative colours available. The design can be re-worked to specification.

Design copyright: Chantal Mallett January 2014.

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I must admit I love photographing her creations so if you’ve found your dream dress with Chantal, do get in touch.

Remember to visit her website and page to see more beautiful designs or to find out more about her and her work at