Episode 39

Life as a Bridal Designer, with Charlotte Wilden

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Charlotte Wilden runs her own bespoke bridal service and does everything from the initial design, pattern cutting, sewing and even the final embroidery and hand finishing. She has a beautiful design aesthetic which is evident in her work and we can’t wait to share her world and little more about our bridal experience with you all.

After Charlotte completed her studies doing Costume Interpretation at Wimbledon where she was introduced to pattern cutting she took every opportunity to do multiple work experience placement and further courses. It was while she was on a summer beading workshop at LCF she got asked to work for a private atelier who worked with some really elaborate fabrics. It was here she learned a lot about how to use lace creatively, and hand finishing’s on her bridal which she still uses today.

With her skills on board she then worked for brands such as Jenny Packham in London and Marchesa in NYC but it was whilst studying as a post graduate in pattern cutting at LCF, that she found her love for Bridal. Via word of mouth, and a small Tumblr Blog she got more private bridal commissions and it took off from there. She now has a small workshop in Epsom creating bespoke made to measure bridal gowns under the brand Wilden London.

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