Styled Shoot: Handmade Bespoke Wedding Dresses in Wales

If you are looking for inspiration for your big day we have a beautiful styled shoot for you today, featuring fabulous bespoke wedding dresses by Welsh designer Helen Rhiannon and photography by Welsh photographer Hannah Miles. These fabulous women teamed up with some other beautiful ladies to create this styled shoot and we at Cwtch the Bride are thrilled to share it with you today!

Photographer Hannah Miles joins us to tell us more about the shoot and the lady behind it all


The Designer

Handmade Bespoke Wedding Dresses in Wales – Helen Rhiannon

The Helen Rhiannon Designer Label was established on March 1st 2005 and is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary with a new website, new branding and new bespoke bridal collection.  Over the last ten years, Helen has worked on a wide range of projects and has made dresses for international opera star Katherine Jenkins, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World finalist, Natayla Romaniw and many international pageant gowns which have been showcased around the World.


Since specialising in Bridalwear in 2012, Helen has become known for her sophisticated and timeless dresses with close attention to design detail and a reputation for perfection in the fit. She has won many awards over the years with the most recent being Best Independent Designer at the Welsh national Wedding Awards 2014.  The designer has recently launched her new personal bespoke bridalwear collection for the 10 year anniversary, which is available directly from Helen in her studio on the edge of Gower, in Swansea. Helen Rhiannon also currently stocks the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique with a Ready to Wear collection.


The Shoot

Helen’s collection is feminine and timeless so I wanted to create a look that reflected that, I had the perfect location in mind and after lots of planning we were really pleased with the results. It was a really fun shoot to work on with everyone feeling relaxed and happy, we had a great crew:
Helen Gill – Designer Helen Rhiannon Bridal 
Laura Griffiths – Hair Laura Jane Hairdressing 
Hannah Miles – Photographer 
Headpieces by Rhapsody Bridal, Swansea
Elen Jones
Sacha Elton

The Images

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Helen Rhiannon will be exhibiting at our fabulous event, CWTCHFEST next month. For more information and to buy tickets to what promises to be the best wedding festival Wales has ever seen, click the link below.


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