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Claire Amelia Bridal Wear Collection Part 1 of 4

Young British designer Claire Amelia is launching her first Bridal Wear collection, designed & handmade in Leeds, England.

Claire Amelia Bridal Wear Collection Part 1 of 4

Young British designer Claire Amelia is launching her first Bridal Wear collection, designed & handmade in Leeds, England.

£530
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Last updated July 24, 2015

About

Claire Amelia is a young entrepreneur, who opened her bridal shop 'The Bridal Emporium' in Leeds, September 2014. The shop is dedicated to selling British designers; wedding dresses, bridesmaids and accessories which are sourced from local and national independent British designers. 

Whilst designing and hand making dresses for bespoke brides in house at The Bridal Emporium, she's also been designing her own bridal wear collection. The collection is fully designed and ready to make, but we need your help to get the collection in process. 

Part 1 is for the first 4 wedding dresses to be hand made ready for brides-to-be to try on. Part 2, 3 and 4 will come consecutively after each other. We've done it in 4 parts to help us continually make the dresses, with an ultimate aim to have a full bridal wear collection of 16 dresses in total made in sizes 8 UK to 22 UK ready to be launched November 2015.

Claire Amelia has a small young team at The Bridal Emporium, Nicola and Rachael both contributing their skills and working along side Claire Amelia in developing the collection and branding. She believes it's really important to support British designers and support local skilled trades people. 

Meet the team... Rachael, Claire Amelia & Nicola (Left to Right)

The Team at The Bridal Emporium
The Team at The Bridal Emporium

What the funding goes towards:

Purchasing necessary materials.

Branding 'Claire Amelia' logo, dress labels...

Marketing the collection during the 4 part process, ready for final launch.

Detailed photo shoot, once all 16 dresses are created after the 4 parts.

Here are some images of our customers, we have designed and made their dresses in house at The Bridal Emporium...

Clare Married May 2015
Clare Married May 2015
Graces African Themed Prom Dress June 2015
Graces African Themed Prom Dress June 2015

 Katrina Welsh – 5 starThank you so much Claire for a wonderful experience today. You made deciding on my dress so easy. You are very talented, reassuring and your shop is beautiful. You understood everything I was looking for and anxious about. very excited to see my dress after it has been transformed at the second fitting. Not a bad way to spend valentines day for a couple who don't celebrate it ❤️

Johanna Norton – 5 starJust been on a double appointment with my sister. Claire was fabulous and her skills at adjusting the dresses was awesome to see. A brilliant place to find something special.

Angie Norton – 5 starSuch a lovely lady. Just the helping hand I needed to accessorize my vintage wedding dress' s x

Claire Amelia has a big plan for the brand, once the first collection is under way, she plans to expand the brand by offering the products for sale worldwide via The Bridal Emporium's on line store. This is where the funded money for the photo shoot will be beneficial. We will have the images of each dress on our website, which will offer more opportunities to sell our British brand.

 Looking far in to the future, also wholesaling the collection to other bridal shops. Aiming to have a separate sewing work room outside of The Bridal Emporium, which would offer expansion, more local jobs for seamstresses, pattern cutters etc and keeping an amazing craft in Britain.

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Risks and challenges

As we are a small team and have bespoke wedding dresses already in the pipeline to make within the next 6 months, we make have too much sewing and not enough woman power. Luckily, I have a good network of freelance seamstresses who can get involved with the project and offer more jobs to the local community.
We have to be careful with fabric choices, when making dresses for a collection, the dresses need to be 'order able' which means we need to get hold of the fabrics again at any time. Keeping up to date with our wholesale fabric companies is vital during this procedure.

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    A BIG virtual THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting, we couldn't do this with out you!

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    Thank You Card. Hand written thank you note by Claire Amelia.

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    We would love you to send a wedding picture, it could be yours, parents, grandparents. Email over the image and we will print it off for our wedding wall of fame. Images are placed in vintage frames, and hung in the shop at The Bridal Emporium, England.

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    An A4 print of one of our collection illustrations, signed by Claire Amelia. There are 2 prints in total, which are of the 4 wedding dress designs from the collection, part 1. Print chosen at random.

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    Two A4 prints of our collection illustrations, signed by Claire Amelia. There are 2 prints in total, which are of the 4 wedding dress designs from the collection, part 1.

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    4m of vintage inspired bunting. Adorned with lace, pearls and frilly things. In neutral pastel colours and handmade in house at The Bridal Emporium using new and vintage fabrics.

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    3D frame adorned with an ivory lace love heart, hand beaded and set in a square white frame 8"x8". Perfect to display on your wall or to give as a gift to your loved ones.

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    Hand made lace gift bag, including 4m of vintage inspired bunting, 3D frame with an ivory lace love heart, bio degradable petals and secret goodies to say thank you.

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    Hand made lace gift bag, including 4m of vintage inspired bunting, 3D frame with an ivory lace love heart, bio degradable petals and secret goodies to say thank you. Including the two A4 prints from the wedding dress collection, part 1.

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