Kate Beaumont


Martha and Dave both work as teachers in the Seychelles, and I was recommended to Martha by her colleague Jodie, who’s dress I’d made back in the summer of 2016.

Martha was initially torn between Sweet Violet and Astilbe, but decided that Astilbe felt that little bit more special, and would work better for the laid-back, farm wedding they had planned. We kept everything on Astilbe just as it was designed, and squeezed Martha’s fittings into the Christmas and Summer holidays when she returned to see her family in the UK.

Martha and Dave were married at her local – and very beautiful – church in Shropshire, which Martha, her dad and bridesmaids travelled to on a red tractor and trailer – epic. They headed back to her parents’ farm for the rest of their celebrations, where they’d set up a gorgeously-styled tent filled with festoon lights and milk churns full of flowers. Such a beautiful wedding.

“Firstly, thank you for making THE dress. I felt so lovely and had many compliments on what was the most perfect dress. Not only was the dress beautiful, but it felt absolutely dreamy and I now only ever want to wear things lined with silk! Secondly, thank you for just being the most kind, patient and reliable lady. Having a dress made in Sheffield when I live in the Seychelles should have been a bit of a headache, but it was anything but. I so looked forward to our chats and trusted you implicitly throughout the process. Your sense of humour and lovely nature made the wedding preparations so enjoyable. If I ever get married again, I know who to call!” Martha

Images: Matt Horan Photography