Here at Sophie Rose Bridal, we lovingly hand craft made to measure wedding gowns for brides, with a focus on thoughtful design, that helps every bride feel comfortable and their best self. Every gown is designed and made using high-end craftsmanship, in our Hampshire studio and this slow, meaningful way of working is the way our gowns will always be created.
Our designs are effortless, ethereal and romantic, while also staying timeless and classic. We love the thought of brides looking back on their wedding photos in years to come, knowing that they chose a dress for them and not for the trends of the moment. We use the most luxurious, mainly recycled fabrics from UK suppliers, ensuring as little wastage as possible through the process.
All our gowns are individually made to order, meaning every dress from the Sophie Rose Bridal collections can be interchanged and adapted with elements, fabrics and design details from all the designs, ensuring each bride has the perfect, hand crafted dress of their choice with no compromise.
Our brides always comment on how comfortable our dresses are – you won’t find any restrictive boning or scratchy fabrics being used and every gown has been designed to flatter and flow with the natural figure.
Hello! I'm Sophie, the founder and designer at Sophie Rose Bridal, which I began in late 2018.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve sewn. This continued through school, college, an Art Foundation Degree, while I followed my passion for creativity. I began a Degree in Fashion and Textile Design but felt restricted by what I was allowed to create. After deciding to defer for a year, a close family friend asked me to make her wedding dress and crafting Anna’s dress reignited my love for designing and making.
I made the scary decision to quit University and for a number of years, I worked closely alongside Sophie Cranston, designer and founder of luxury fashion label Libelula. Working there taught me that women are always looking for beautiful and timeless, yet unique pieces that are also designed and made in Britain.
As well as my work with Libelula, I freelanced as a dressmaker at a bridal boutique, where I learnt the ropes on how to create high quality wedding dresses. It was here that I saw a gap in the market for beautifully crafted, luxury gowns that would create a sense of confidence and comfort for the women who wear them. I realised wedding dresses didn’t have to look like all the ones I was altering and making in the boutique – they could be relaxed, ethereal and comfortable.
Designing and making wedding dresses combines all my favourite things about being a creative; I get to craft pieces I love for special people, that will then be treasured for years to come. Being in my little studio based at my home in Hampshire, is both my haven and happy place. As well as walking my dog, Joey and spending time in nature and by the sea of course!