Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Christine Dando moved away from the UK when she was 3 years old. Christine’s family travelled extensively across Europe and Asia, eventually settling in Aden, Yemen. Having been introduced to the cosmopolitan life as a child, she attributes her early travels as an inspiration and passion for a world of design and love of beautiful things.
Training in design, pattern cutting and dressmaking in Singapore, Christine was highly influenced by Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981 and opened her first bridal boutique in the UK not long after.
Dando London is the culmination of Christine's experience and passion which is poured into the style, cut, fit and hand finishing of each dress. Using the finest quality fabrics and lace we highlight attention to detail and make sure that our brides feel effortlessly beautiful. Drawing inspiration from a variety of diverse sources from Old Hollywood through to the natural world, her philosophy is to focus on the cut and fit of each gown to ensure our brides are comfortable.
Christine and Dando London gowns can be seen on the TLC TV show 'Say Yes to the Dress UK', working with brides and helping them look and feel amazing
Ellis Bridals is a pioneer of luxury British bridal. Established in 1912 in London
Ada Ellis honed her craft by creating bespoke dresses for London’s early 20th Century aristocracy. The birth of Ellis Bridals came when on a bright January day in 1910 Ada herself walked down the aisle to marry Sam in the very first Ellis wedding gown. Her distinctive, elegant style struck a chord and word spread fast. Demand grew as brides across England clamoured for an original Ellis Bridals creation. The brand blossomed, carving a place at the forefront of British bridal-wear. Believing that you should work surrounded by what you love, in the 1960s Ada opened her central London Atelier.
The couple became a family and their children grew up surrounded by their parents’ devotion to design that has spanned the generations. In turn, Regine Ellis and her son James have become the co-creators of the legacy that continues to charm and enchant brides globally. True to Ada’s words, family bonds have kept the heart of Ellis Bridals in London, where it has always been.
Ellis Bridals is now over 100 years old, a century of living heritage that continues to inform and refine the design process. When a bride chooses Ellis Bridals, she chooses a little story. A gown embedded with history, tradition and love.
Romantica is a family owned and run British business since their inception/creation over 30 years ago. Through the eyes and drive of talented designer Sally Waddington, they know honesty, integrity and family values are incorporated in all the distinctive wedding dresses they produce.
Starting out with Sally as the designer and factory manager and her husband Mike as Sales Director they set up with the assistance of 20 machinists in a small factory in the heart of the Devon countryside. They quickly expanded their brand over the coming years as the designs evolved, whilst keeping their core values central in all areas. Twenty years ago they moved to a larger premises, but they still operate in the Devon countryside and 3 more members of the family joined the business and continue to drive the legacy forward.
Their dedicated in-house team bring a varied set of design skills and experience to the dresses. With expertise in different areas from textile design to pattern drawing, construction and draping, the team ensure each design is produced to an exceptional standard. Fabrics, laces and embellishments are hand-picked for each sketch allowing their designs to capture the romance and elegance of every style. Romantica’s designers are constantly drawing inspiration from the ever changing concept of the 'Wedding.' This allows them to keep up with bridal trends and themes whilst endeavouring to provide a range of dresses with a style for every bride.
Designed in Milan, the fashion capital of the world, and manufactured with the highest quality fabrics, Eddy K has the perfect wedding gown for every bride.
From sophisticated couture gowns to elegant destination dresses, Eddy K’s attention to detail flatters all figures and offers styles for any taste or special occasion. You can complement your dress with our exclusive line of bridal accessories; veils with lace embellishments and crystal tiaras and jewelry.