UK designer Caroline Arthur was approached by ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ groom Mike to help design his bride’s dream dress.

dont-tell-the-brideMike wanted a silver, sparkly, strapless style, with a full A-line skirt and train, lacing corset fastening, butterflies and wildflower embroidery – not too much then! However the dress Mike wanted was out of his price range so Caroline showed him her ‘design-your-own-gown’ collection at Caroline Arthur and using Mike’s ideas and Caroline’s collection, Becky’s gorgeous gown was created.

Caroline’s collection gives brides the chance to design their own wedding gown, without the designer price tag. It includes nine different bodice styles and five different skirt styles and each gown can be made as separates or a dress. The dress can have a zip, button or lacing fastening and it can then be customised by adding straps or accessories.

Luckily this groom got it spot on but would you trust your groom with such an important decision?


  1. This dress was such good fun to make – Mike was really imaginative, and had given it so much thought, he wanted it to be the perfect dress for Becky. Before meeting him, I was nervous about making the dress in case the bride didn’t like it (having seen some pretty scarey “dress-reveal” moments on DTTB). But having listened to him (and he was very specific – his consultation lasted about 2 hours!), I had complete confidence that even if it wasn’t exactly what she would have chosen, Becky would appreciate all his effort. The sweetest couple you could hope to meet! x


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