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Meet Sally

I launched Sally Bean Couture after working 13 years for some of the Worlds most luxurious Couture Bridal and Fashion designers.

With a passion for beautiful hand craftsmanship, I graduated with an MA from Winchester School of Art, joining Jenny Packham, as an embellishment designer which was an amazing opportunity.

Employed within her bridal wear department, working on beautiful dresses ignited my love for bridal and event wear, setting the tone for my whole career.

After Jenny, a stint for an international company followed. Being given the amazing task of flying between China and New York working with Vera Wang.

“ I am passionate about creating the most beautiful wedding dresses imaginable, pouring love into every stitch, fitting them to perfection. Making dresses of dreams, that reflect your personality and wedding day “

Meet Sally

I launched Sally Bean Couture after working 13 years for some of the Worlds most luxurious Couture Bridal and Fashion designers.

With a passion for beautiful hand craftsmanship, I graduated with an MA from Winchester School of Art, joining Jenny Packham, as an embellishment designer which was an amazing opportunity.

Employed within her bridal wear department, working on beautiful dresses ignited my love for bridal and event wear, setting the tone for my whole career.

After Jenny, a stint for an international company followed. Being given the amazing task of flying between China and New York working with Vera Wang.

“ I am passionate about creating the most beautiful wedding dresses imaginable, pouring love into every stitch, fitting them to perfection. Making dresses of dreams, that reflect your personality and wedding day “

After all the jet setting, I joined Phillipa Lepley, with whom I worked for 7 years. I loved my time with Phillipa, she gave me lots of opportunities within her company, starting off as the only embellishment designer, my role quickly grew to become the senior design manager to her large team. Helping to run all aspects of her business from the design room to the boutique, high profile clients and even PR.

Phillipa’s eye and incredibly skilled team of couturiers taught me so much, it was a tough decision to leave but I was passionate to start my own company when demand for my own designs grew.

I found that I was inundated with brides wanting something really special, individual, made with the finest couture techniques and a modern twist. I am proud that my journey has enabled me to meet the most amazing women who want a very special wedding dress made within my studio.

In the early days I worked freelance for high end occasion wear brands, who are stocked in the worlds best boutiques including Harrods.

I am extremely passionate about creating, sewing and embellishing. I feel the itch to create constantly. Even growing up in a village by the River Thames all I wanted to do was make and sew clothes for my dolls. I never wanted to play with them, I just wanted to update their wardrobes!

 

"Inspiration strikes everywhere, I adore flowers with Roses, Peonies and Eucalyptus my favourite. My brides, real women who want an individual look. Embellishing fabrics, is my special love. But equally I adore really modern architectural lines that are clean of adornment.

Sally Bead Couture

In 2017 my daughter Lillyanna Rose was born, which has truly been the biggest gift to us, life has become so much more rewarding. It was a difficult journey to have her and took many years of trying, but now she is here and creating a big impact within our lives.

She is an angel and will happily sit and hand me back beads that I drop within my studio. Sewing with her own ‘beads’,  I am hoping she will join me one day.

I am a daydreamer, a magic believer. I have an eclectic taste, I love astrology, the moon and mysticism. Earl grey tea, and tonnes of cake. My signature style, is sculpting black skinny trousers, layers of silk and long line knitwear that are softly beaded, a skinny heel and an edgy jacket. My hair is always blond and tousled, My makeup is inspired by Bridgette Bardot and never changes!

As a family we love to travel and visit far flung places. Exploring the world, seeing new cultures, is the best tonic and my happiest place is always bare footed on a beach.

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