Dana Bolton

Bespoke wedding dress design.


Here we have a small selection of what is available with Bespoke wedding dress design. Some of my many Bespoke Real Brides over the years shown here to illustrate some of the gorgeousness available with the Bespoke process. Not for everyone as many brides prefer to try on a design before committing and for this I have my collection dresses.

For the brides who have a clear idea of what they want and a slightly higher budget then Bespoke is perfect.




Although I work from my own collection of wedding dresses I used to be a Bespoke designer only.

This process led to me gaining an vast array of skills. I still do accept Bespoke commissions where brides bring me their ideas to create.

Without a doubt  this is the most expensive option of creating a wedding dress it is for some people with very clear ideas the only way to go.

These Real bride  pictures are just a small selection of the many bespoke dresses made over the years.

As you can see there is a much diversity here!

Please feel fr ee to contact me with your ideas.


New Boho Designs

Two very lovely new Boho designs. This dress has a layer of polka dot tulle under the French Lace on the bodice.The waist is trimmed with a crochet style edging. I have made the skirt a two tired seventies prairie dress style. Under all this is a layer of sandwashed silk in warm flesh/pale peach colour. Sandwashing gives silk a very soft peachy touch and is simply divine!

   Just a few pictures of recently developed new designs, literally just hot off the press!  Charlotte design has so many lovely details I don’t know where to start! From the cutaway shoulder line to the wow factor open back. My favourite detail has to be the lace that skims the hem at the front. Oh! not to forget the covered button fastening detail too

Made with French Calais lace that has a crochet style folksy lace trim at the back, and silk georgette.

Chloe design. New addition to my collection.


This amazing spot tulle is actually a French Lace. Quite unique and utterly lovely. This new design “Chloe” has a lovely soft floaty chiffon skirt. The cute sleeve is a half circle of tulle gathered at the shoulder to create a very modern look. Not too overtly fashion just a little different .I recently tried this on a bride with long veil made from a very simple fine tulle. It just looked fabulous.

`Chloe looking so cute on the stand with her low and sweetly shaped neckline.

On the rail at my studio. Im going to need a bigger rail.

 Close up in the sun! This is the Phoebe design. This gorgeous shot really shows the delicate hand finshing that I do. It almost looks like an heirloom piece.

Modern wedding dress


Rebecca and Quentin married in Glasgow. These stunning pictures were taken by Struve-photography. Rebecca chose a modern wedding dress for big day. Her desire for a simple unfussy look was very important. The beauty of the location with the simplicity of the dress design creates a stunning combination.

Adding a French lace veil, which I also made, gave a little drama to the look. There is something about a long veil that instantly transforms a bridal look. Creating drama and romance.



Rebecca wore the Eloise design. A soft pale blush colour with an Ivory French Lace on the bodice and a silk tulle skirt over the blush silk of the skirt.

The bodice has the French Lace eyelash trim, around the neckline and waist, loved by so many brides. French Lace has this vintage style edging that is unique to this fabric. The dress design is soft and luxurious, easy to wear and super comfortable.

Although the silk is a beautiful blush colour the Ivory of the lace and silk tulle over lays have the effect of softening the intensity of the colour.


     I love the genuine and relaxed look of this beautiful couple. Not even a bit of downpour could dampen the loveliness of their pictures. Simple and easy with understated affection are captured here so well. Their venue was University Chapel Glasgow a stunning backdrop for a stunning wedding.

Such a wonderful atmosphere of solid grandness and moody mystery. Rebecca looks stunningly serene and elegant in each and every one of these shots.

Enjoying a wedding from the beauty of the pictures is almost the best part of my job! Making sure each of my brides absolutely look their best in my dresses is my priority and gives me great satisfaction when I finally see the dress in action !

Modern Boho wedding dresses London

Modern boho wedding dresses. Made in London. My new collection featuring a modern take on a boho style. Easy to wear, light and incredibly comfortable. French Lace beautiful silks and all hand made.

 These gorgeous pictures were taken by kirstenmavric.co.uk with hair by Hepburn collection and make up by Catherine Bailey.

These designs and others are all available to try on at my North London studio. Muswell Hill

The dresses are all hand crafted I work in an artisan way seeing the dresses as more of a craft. A craft that I absolutely love.

I have tried here to create simple but detailed looks. All very suitable for a London wedding as well as a more rural  or church wedding. If you visit my studio you will be able to not only try these dresses on but also my new proto types. I aim to create unique dresses modern and fresh with a boho twist.I am always refining and adding to my collection often selling samples as and when appropriate. This gives brides on a smaller budget the opportunity  to purchase a dress at aprrox half price. My collection dresses range fro £1800-£2350

Each piece is made from silk. I am moving more towards a matte silk crepe that looks softer and more gentle on the eye. I use only  French Laces either as a bodice or for my long full lace overlay dresses. I am constantly adding to my collection of dresses so please see these as just some of what is available to view and try on at my Studio.

These designs I believe offer a modern boho look. A little more sophisticated and elegant yet keeping the whimsical and romantic element so loved at the moment. The softly floaty gathered skirts are fine and delicate. We  aim not to add bulk ! The other detail that turns up in a few of these designs is the fabulous folksy lace trim for edges. This slightly crochet look trim is soft and flexible. I have used it not only because it looks fantastic but also to add a little stability to the delicate French Lace.


Modern Lace wedding dress

This very lovely bride wore her  semi bespoke modern lace wedding dress to perfection. I customised and combined two designs to suit Josies’ ideas. The lace used here is simply divine, one of the loveliest  French Laces that I offer. An intricate lace with a deep border allowing for a varied pattern distribution.

Josie married in Edinburgh travelling down for, not too many, fittings. I particularly love the way the dress buttons at the back look in silhouette, and the way the lace hugs the arm so perfectly.

Josie was a dream to work with. Having a very clear and passionate idea of how her dress was to look. The process was a dream despite the distance between us. The dress was a combination of my Mercy design for the under dress shape. The overlay which is normally a separate dress became an integral part of the dress, all joined as one. This gave me the opportunity to see another way of designing and making a new style!

I love how stunningly boho and beautiful the finished look is. Josie wanted to make something of her own towards the wedding . I provided her with the tulle and lace trim for her veil. The veil was made beautifully and is an amazing addition to the look.

When working bespoke or even semi bespoke as here I aim to be as flexible as possible. Working within the parameters of two existing designs helped to keep focused on what we were aiming to achieve. Unlike full bespoke where it can be a bit daunting deciding and visualising the end result. Semi bespoke can allow a bride to mix and match different elements from existing designs. Of course there are a few limitation. Such as different weights or textures of fabrics used in the original designs. That and certain shapes that do not combine too well.

In fact semi bespoke is the perfect way to strike out and chose a completely original dress of your choice with confidence.

These stunning pictures were taken by fraserstewartphotography.co.uk 

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Boho lace wedding dress London

boho-wedding-dressesThis very lovely London wedding, featuring a boho lace dress, took place in Chelsea, then Hyde Park then on to Notting Hill. London brides have such an amazing choice of incredible venues. Even taking in a rural look with the wonderful Hyde Park.

Frankie wore a customised version of the Mercy dress. Instead of the classic cap sleeve we added a three quarter version. The original dress was a champagne silk with the Ivory silk and French lace over. Here we used Ivory throughout. The skirt also had a change, Replacing the original silk tulle with a silk crinkle chiffon.




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Boho wedding dress

Ophelia boho two piece

Hand finished lace detail on this ethereal style two piece
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Farsheen looked so beautiful on her wedding day.The Ophelia two piece and her were a match made in heaven…..or somewhere equally magical. This stunning London wedding took in The Shard, Shakespeare globe and the city of London skyline as its venue.

Bridal separates have become so very popular lately. Ophelia design consists of a silk and tulle incredibly light and floaty skirt with a hip band of hand detailed french Lace. The camisole shaped top is a simple bias slip shape skimming the body shape closely. Floating over this is an open style french Lace fluted top attached at the neck edge.

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Boho modern brides

Mercy boho silk wedding dress

Boho style wedding dress made in london

I am featuring some of my real brides here wearing dresses from the early days of my collection. Boho modern brides who found their dress at my studio in Muswell Hill.

I have since built up a new and varied collection. This has been a wonderful and exciting time, there is something quite special about having a row of your own ideas hanging on a rail.

I insure that each bride has a personal service and I think that this shows in the pictures of the stunning and diverse brides who chose one of my dresses.

Lace boho style wedding dress
Myrtle lace boho style wedding dress. Worn with a silk bias cut slip as part of the design. A delicate Chantilly look French lace, this version included a full length sleeve rather than the little cap sleeve of the original design. Lace ,vintage, boho wedding dress styling looking stunning!
Bias cut thirties style wedding dress
Bespoke bias cut 30’s style wedding dress. One of the very few bespoke designs from 2015. Lots of hand finished lace work onto a soft sandwashed heavy silk crepe, gorgeous texture
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Bespoke thirties style bias cut wedding dress
Myrtle long sleeved lace wedding dress
The delightful Myrtle French lace wedding dress
Boho lace wedding dress
Myrtle lace wedding dress and bias cut slip. Love the long sleeved vrsion of Myrtle here.
Myrtle French lace boho, vintage style, overlay wedding dress. Worn with a silk crepe bias cut under dress
Long sleeve lace boho wedding dress. Using a delicate french lace to create a vintage boho lace slightly 30’s look
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Fall wedding with bride choosing the Myrtle lace overlay and silk bias slip dress. Adding a full length sleeve for a late Autumn wedding
Boho style wedding dress, floaty, vintage and whimsical http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2015/12/colourful-1970s-boho-wedding-bignor-park.html
This gorgeous and colourfully detailed wedding appeared on Love my Dress wedding bloghttp://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2015/12/colourful-1970s-boho-wedding-bignor-park.html The dress was a semi bespoke adapted style combing various elements from collection dresses.
Lace boho style wedding dress with a soft floaty skirt.
Here I adapted the Mercy design to make a semi bespoke dress. Just beautiful!
Willow, bohemian backless wedding dress
Just one shot of this very lovely bride wearing the Willow boho halter style wedding dress.
Mercy boho style wedding dress.
Mercy. Bohemian lace and silk floaty style wedding dress. Featuring a cut away side/back to highlight the stunning French Lace. Photo; Lisa Jane photography
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Midsummer Bohemia boho style wedding dresses

On a fine June day this gorgeous collaborative, creative shoot took place. I adore how perfectly Kirsten Mavric captured the spirit of the looks and the amazing beauty of our two models Victoria and Louise. Truly stunning portraits and whimsical  images. It was such a pleasure to work together on this. The stunning hair and make up by Roxanne New. Love the 70’s pastel eyeshadow! 

The most amazing shoot day featuring my boho style wedding dresses. Bluesky flowers created the most beautiful floral crown, ever !  I am still in awe of it. The bouquets Liz made were perfectly romantic but with a slight edge. Donna Crain supplied the beautiful hair pieces making the forehead band with feather and flower especially for the shoot. I had such fun creating the veil and juliet cap below. I used original pieces of vintage lace to make the headband . The veil is silk tulle edged with chantilly lace.