She Dances Amongst The Trees


Like everything in nature, every woman is beautiful. This was my inspiration behind “She Dances Amongst the Trees” I wanted a collection of gowns that are made to suit woman of all shapes and sizes, some of us are thin, some of us are curvy and many sizes in between, for this reason I have included various shapes and silhouettes in the collection from slinky bias cut to classic ball gown, but still with keeping to a relaxed natural feeling. The collection is feminine and understated, it is designed with the idea that “every woman in beautiful” meaning that the bride herself is beautiful and the dress simply enhances her beauty.  I have used beautiful feminine fabrics which feel like pure luxury against the skin and the softest laces which give the dresses that vintage inspired feel that Vellos Bridal is known for.

Gowns in hand I enlisted the help of an incredible team to help me tell the story of my vision. Taking the shoot outdoors amongst the trees was the natural choice and the result is incredibly beautiful. As you might imagine, there were way too many images to list them all on the website, so here are some of the beautiful images that aren’t already listed on the site.

Credits – Photography Makeup

Hair Model Eleanor Tolman


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Welcome to Vellos

Hello and thanks for stopping by. This is my very 1st blog post, I guess I’ve known for a long time that I should be blogging, but the truth be told I am not a writer. I am a designer, I find it much easier to create something that is visually pleasing than to put words on a page, so I will keep my post brief and will try and include lots of images, after all pictures speak louder than words.

So who am I? I’m a wife and a mother of 4 (2 girls and 2 boys), by default this means that as well as being a designer/dressmaker, I am a chef, nurse, taxi driver, jury and judge, teacher, psychologist and the list goes on, I think you get the picture. It’s fun, rewarding and filled with emotional highs and lows. Vellos Bridal gives me a creative outlet, a place where I can just have fun, where I can escape into another world, a world of luxurious laces and silks and create something simply from an idea, it’s like being transported back to childhood into every little girl’s fantasy land where we play with dresses and jewels. Admittedly my mother was a seamstress so there was never a shortage of scraps to play and create with.

Now days I create all Vellos Bridal Gowns myself in my studio. I personally consult with all my brides right from the initial meeting through to sewing on the final button or bead and everything in between. As I am a made to order service, it isn’t a problem to make changes to any of my samples to suit you or to create something completely from scratch exclusively. The gowns weather ordering from a sample or from a sketch, are created over a series of fittings. It is an exciting time for the bride, as she watches her dream gown evolve from a simple sketch into “the dress” and it is equally exciting for me.

All photos were taken in my studio by of one of my favorite photographers, Chris Perkins from Underatreehouse. to view more of Chris Perkins photography

Maria xxx

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