Recently, our fearless leader, high priestess, the GOAT herself, Sian, took to IG stories (as she is wont to do) to help dispel the myth that we are an expensive boutique.
Keen to put to rest the idea that we are a high-priced and therefore ‘out of reach’ bridal store, we felt it important to continue this conversation and share with you exactly what we mean when we say ‘inclusive luxury’.
Weddings are expensive; regardless of the budget you are working to, it is a big deal. Your wedding day is essentially you and your new husband or wife taking your nearest and dearest out for a wonderful dinner and picking up the bill. And it is brilliant. There is no better feeling than gathering your absolute favourite humans in one room and raising a glass with them. I get giddy even thinking about it. And thirsty!
Then there are the various elements of planning a wedding that all add up as well. When thinking about THE dress it can feel overwhelming.
Here at Tilly’s we’ve worked tirelessly to bring you an edit of wedding dress designers whose ethos matches our own. The designers we stock are dedicated to their craft and so passionate about creating sublime, wearable and luxurious feeling dresses.
Yes, some carry heftier price tags than others but not all, and we are confident that no matter the budget (our dresses start from £1400) we will find you a dress that you adore and that feels uniquely ‘you’ and totally luxurious.
All of our designers show a commitment to the highest quality fabrics and you really feel it from the minute you slip into the dresses. Whether its crepe, tulle or mikado, the fabrics have been sourced to compliment the shape and style of the dress and really elevate the overall design. This is a big part of our ‘inclusive luxury’ statement as the dress cannot just look good on the hanger, it has to feel like you’re draped in luxury, which you will be!
Many of our dresses are cut from insanely beautiful lace, some with 3D appliques, others from the most unusual designs. Georgia (£2695) from the Vagabond collection is a stunning example of corded Chantilly Lace with a feature cotton trim. It is so unique and so beautiful, just waiting for the right bride.
As well as the fabric, we are very conscious of selecting and working with bridal designers who look to create dresses that are cut as if from a bridal dream. Martina Liana is known for her ability to show off the female form and her dresses are designed with such intricacy and attention to detail to make sure that you feel every inch the bride and every inch the woman.
Crafted with kind of a built-in lingerie system, the dresses hug and slink their way around your body and kick out some serious style mileage; the trains on these dresses are to die for. Beading is also a feature of Liana’s work and you can see how much painstaking time has gone into creating these bridal confections.
Madi Lane is exquisite in her work with 3D floral motifs and has the most gorgeous array and tones and shades, working their way through a coffee menu (think mocha and latte colour palettes) to bring you beautifully tonal, fashion-forward designs that reflect the modern bride of today. If it’s blush and nude tones you’re looking for, Madi is your girl.
It would be remiss of me to not mention Gala by Galia Lahav, our high-end designer that we proudly stock here in our boutique. The Israeli designer presents the Gala brand, couture dresses with the serious wow factor. We are talking reams of fabric, layer upon layer of delicately crafted materials with the most incredible detailing. Gala is Extra with a capital ‘E’ and prices start at around £5000, so if that is within your budget, let us know and we’ll work hard to show you the best of the collection.
At Tilly’s we’re committed to making luxury for everyone. Book an appointment and talk to us about your dream dress.