A Perfectly Boho Bridal Dress - Hollie and Ade

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I’m so excited to share the design story of our gorgeous Hollie and her bespoke boho bridal design by Erica Stacey Bridalwear. Hollie’s dress was such a special design, really epitomising sustainable bridal wear with a heartwarming back story too.

Hollie and Ade were married on a beautifully sunny early spring day this year with family and friends there to celebrate against the stunning backdrop of the Oaktree Peover.

Hollie wore flowers in her hair and Ade wore flowers on his hat! A gorgeous day with relaxed boho bridal vibes, complimented perfectly by Hollie's choice of a bespoke dress design by Erica Stacey. Hollie's dress incorporated her mums own boho bridal dress, made by her Nan, creating a modern heirloom piece!

The Boho Bridal Brief

Hollie initially contacted me by email to ask for a custom made floaty bohemian wedding dress and was hoping to have part of her Mum’s wedding dress incorporated into it if possible.

Of course I was delighted to step up to the challenge and invited Hollie in for an initial design consultation at our Manchester studio. I always love the idea of slow fashion and try to make our designs sustainable if possible!

Hollie showed me a collection of inspiration images of floaty boho bridal style dresses in chiffon and really liked wedding dresses with sleeves.

The Design Consultation

As Hollie’s Mum’s wedding dress was from 1981, the fabric had changed colour and was more of a yellow gold rather than a champagne that Hollie preferred, so I suggested we use it as a lining for her new bespoke boho bridal design. That way it was an integral part and we felt it was so special to have it there as a secret layer on her big day but with a fresh new look over the top which symbolised newness in more ways than one!

Boho Bridal Erica Stacey
Boho Bridal

The Dress

We created a bespoke pale champagne crepe back satin strapless dress, lined with her Mum’s 1981 wedding dress with an ivory chiffon over dress. They were worn together on the day to look like a complete dress.

The over dress bodice was made from an ivory floral embroidery and the skirt made from soft ivory chiffon. The floral lace trailed down to hip level to merge the bodice and skirt. I absolutely loved designing the sleeves! They were fitted lace long sleeves with a chiffon balloon over layer with fitted champagne crepe and chiffon cuffs. The over dress fastened with chiffon loops and ivory satin covered buttons from nape to hip level. The perfect boho bridal look!

"As I always try to make our wedding dresses sustainable, it is lovely to know that Hollie can wear the over dress again for future special occasions"


Boho Bridal

The Finished Look

We were so please with the finished look. The floral detail showed up as the champagne lining showed them all up perfectly!

As I always try to make our wedding dresses sustainable, it is lovely to know that Hollie can wear the over dress again for future special occasions over another dress and she can have it shortened in the future which could look fabulous over jeans, leggings with a pair of ankle boots!

We loved working with Hollie on her bespoke boho bridal dress at our friendly and professional design studio in Manchester. Get in touch to discover how you can start your own bespoke bridal journey.

Thank you so much to Sally T for these lovely images of Hollie and Ade’s gorgeous wedding day!

With Love

Erica xx

Hollie and Ade's - Wedding Suppliers

//Bridalwear - Erica Stacey  Couture

//Photography - Sally T Photography
// Venue - The Oak Tree of Peover
// Hair - Jay Bowen at Shade Mcr
// MUA - Faye Kenyon
// Floristry - Abbie - at The Bloom Room
// Stationery - Twist Stationery
// Cake - Made by Couples Friend - Lee Joyner
// Entertainment - Jon at Cheshire Wedding DJ’s



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