Handcrafted bespoke couture wedding gowns
Each gown is beautifully handcrafted, combining materials such as lace, silk, tulle, chiffon and beading. Creating a vintage yet contemporary feel. Each gown is individual designed to fit perfectly.
Hayley started her career in fashion in 2002 after completing her degree BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles at Nottingham Trent University. After relocating to London, she began work as a stylist’s assistant, this led to working on fashion shoots for high end fashion magazines, dressing a range of TV presenters to working on the very popular BBC show ‘What Not to Wear’ and styling advertising campaigns such as Avon and Nescafé.
In 2010, Hayley then took time out from the fashion world to become a full time Mother of two. It was during this time, whilst searching for her own wedding dress in 2011, that her passion for bridal design began…
“I discovered that many of the wedding dress designs were very similar and only if you had a huge amount to spend could you find something a bit more individual”.
It was then Hayley began creating her own wedding dress designs and embarked on an intensive City and Guilds, Dress Making and Patten design course. This enabled her to fine tune her design skills and couture sewing techniques. After designing and creating a friend’s wedding dress, Hayley Hare Bridal was finally established.
Hayley now shares her time between the SAC Studio and her home studio in Cheshire where you can make individual appointments to speak directly with her about your ideas and dream dress.
“I’m constantly designing and creating new designs, playing about with new fabrics, shapes and techniques, I take my inspiration from both new and old, delivering creative, unique designs. As well as sketching designs, I love creating designs directly on the stand, draping and pinning straight onto the mannequin, working in 3D allows the design to develop organically and it’s a process I really love!
My experience as a stylist gave me an excellent grasp and understanding of form. Teaching me what styles and shapes suit each individual figure. It’s something that heavily influences each of my designs, taking that consideration down to the shape, type of fabric and under layers to produce a design that truly compliments each individual.” – Hayley Hare.