Welcome to Kindred Spirits, Bridal Originals. The company set up by Jema and her best friend Lyssa nearly 20 years ago!
We opened the company in order to bring fabulous and unusual historical wedding dresses to those brides whose imagination just could not be contained by off the peg gowns! From a Gothic purple bustle ensemble to a Downton abbey style tea dress. Made just for you, and constructed using traditional methods of haute couture, because every wedding is special.
We can of course also create gowns for masquerade balls, re-enactment, roleplay and cosplay with a more rugged theatre-style construction. Please ask for more details.
Whether you are looking for a complete outfit or just a hat, corset or accessory, every single piece is completely unique and entirely made-to-measure. A Kindred Spirit bridal gown is typified by the use of unique and luxurious fabrics, we use amazing silks and vintage fabrics and can also design, print and embroider fabrics to your requirements.
Each wedding dress is designed and created from our studios in Nottingham. At an initial consultation we discuss designs and budget. We can suggest ideas that can work within a specific budget if you already have an amount you want to spend in mind, or if you tell us your “dream dress” ideas we can give you a quotation.
We look at your ideas and inspiration, as we create your perfect dress, carefully measuring each bride and drawing initial sketches. A final design is drawn by Jema for your approval and a cotton toile (exact replica of the dress) is made up for your first fitting. At the second fitting the dress is constructed in its true fabrics, final adjustments are made, and your dress will be ready for collection two weeks before your wedding day.
To discuss your wedding gown just contact us here!