I had known for a while that I wanted an unconventional gown for my wedding day – more Hollywood starlet than bride-in-white – and from start to finish working with Helen was amazing. She initially worked from a photograph I had found and paid impeccable attention to detail, from the shade and quality of the fabric to the complicated gathering at the back.

She was even more determined than I was to get it perfect! She was great at both planning ahead and thinking on her feet and at each fitting, we had such a laugh, thanks to her laid-back, warm style. Getting my gown custom made was by far the most fun part of my wedding planning and I was thrilled with the result. People still comment on the dress when they see our photos and it made a very special day feel even more so.