"A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman

- it must reflect the personality and style of the bride"

Carolina Herrera

"I want people to see the dress,

but focus on the woman"


Let me make the dress of your dreams

Welcome to Lola & Em where we create couture wedding gowns, bridesmaids, evening, special occasion wear, corsets and much more.

When my amazing husband proposed, I did ‘the thing’. I went dress shopping! At first, I was reluctant to explore beyond what I thought would suit my shape, but once cajoled into trying on a variety of gowns, I discovered that the perfect dress shape for me was the exact opposite of what I’d initially thought.

But I still couldn’t find ‘The One’. I liked the beading from that dress, the fabric from one, the sleeve length from another and so it continued. So I set out to design and make my gown incorporating everything I wanted in my dream wedding dress!

Since making my own, I have brought many brides’ dreams to life. It really is just the most incredible feeling when you produce the dress that a bride has been dreaming of for many years.

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“Five stars! Laura did a wonderful job on making alterations to my wedding gown. She was very patient and has great expertise. Would highly recommend!”

Annabel Cusack

“Laura did an amazing job on my wedding dress – alterations were little and often to make sure that every single detail was taken into account and I cannot fault her work. I would highly recommend her for any tailoring needs!”

Chloe Hartis

“For my 40th birthday, I planned to go to dinner in London with friends and commissioned my amazingly talented sister Laura to make me a dress. I wanted something elegant, sophisticated and, most importantly, it had to be red. From the planning and designing of the dress, to going to Birmingham to find the perfect material, to the many stages of construction where she modified and improved on the design, Laura was calm, unflappable and constantly inventive. The dress was a dream to wear, fit impeccably and looked so beautiful. It was everything I’d hoped for and I can’t recommend Laura enough.”

Katharine Griffiths

“One of the most talented people I know!”

Lucinda Holbrook-Hase

“My wedding dress was gorgeous. Laura listened so carefully to what I wanted and then used her incredible talents to bring it all to life. She even used lace from my great-grandmother’s dress to make it all the more special. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Katie Dawson

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