That Wedding Dress

Katharine Bird was all abuzz today with the rumour that Sophie Cranston, designer of all those lovely dresses from Libelula is the designer of Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress. Yes, THAT dress.

The rumour was made large by The Daily Mail doing a double page spread and the news that Katharine Bird is the exclusive stockist of the Libelula Ready To Wear Wedding Dress collection.  We have no idea whether Sophie is the designer of THAT dress but we do know she would be a great choice if she were and that we are honoured to have her lovely dresses to sell to you.

Since we’ve had the collection we’ve also learnt that many women seek a simple but beautiful dress for their wedding and find such a dress very hard to find.  Libelula Ready To Wear wedding dresses aren’t bespoke. You order a standard size and if necessary get it altered afterwards.  You can alter minor details but not the basic design.  The up side to all this is that the dresses retail between £650 and £900 for a 100% silk full length Wedding Dress. (More below)

The dress pictured is called the Sophia dress. It ISN’T Kate Middleton’s dress. I’m sure this will be a one off, unique dress to reflect the rather special occasion. It is a beautiful, elegant, wonderfully cut design however that will make you feel incredibly special on your own special day.

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Here’s what The Daily Mail had to say (NB as already mentioned, these dresses aren’t bespoke and they aren’t the design of any Royal Wedding Dress to the best of our knowledge!)

“Yesterday Sophie Cranston, of the low-key label Libelula, was tipped as the creator of the wedding dress.

“The bride-to-be stepped out in one of Miss Cranston’s vintage-inspired coats at a wedding in January, causing speculation that she might be in the running.

“Miss Cranston, 34, won the Designer of Year award at London’s Graduate Fashion Week in 1999 and has already worked for Alexander McQueen and Alice Temperley. She founded her own label, which means dragonfly in Spanish, in 2002 and offers a bespoke bridal collection.

“Working out of a small studio in south London, she has already dressed stars including Emma Watson and Jerry Hall.

“Although Miss Cranston’s name was leaked on to the internet yesterday, St James’s Palace refused to enter into speculation”

UPDATE: So I found the source of the rumours… Still just rumours but that doesn’t stop Sophie’s dresses from being ‘To die for’:

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