So who is Gilly Gray?
Welcome! You may be surprised to find out that Gilly Gray Bridal is a mother and daughter team of passionate and friendly designers. We are based in London where we create handmade to measure flower girl dresses, First Communion dresses, christening dresses and accessories.
To start from the very beginning we must start with Gilly Gray herself! Gilly was born in Singapore when houses there only had one storey and chewing gum was legal. After some years she moved to Devon where she began to learn the mystical ways of sewing and dress making. Making her way in the world Gilly began to make and sell handmade children's clothes at the Pannier Market, where local mothers would jostle for her best knits and her delicately designed dresses. Living by the sea spurred Gilly’s love of nature which now reflects in the Gilly Gray designs using raw silk and beautiful natural cottons. Gilly then went to art college and studied fabric and design.
With the arrival of Freya Gray, Gilly moved to London and started her career as a wedding dress designer and maker whilst also studying Classics at University. Gilly spent many days and nights measuring and cutting silks and satins to make stunning wedding dresses for beautiful brides only to be sometimes scuppered by Freya's small child obsession with silky bits of material. If left for just a moment Freya would cut off the ends of the fabric and sneak them into her 'silky' collection. Now fully grown and less inclined to cut holes in dresses Freya is the daughter in this partnership. She has grown up as an admirer and collector of silk, and thrilled to be able to work with Gilly to make hand designed and made to measure flower girl dresses and accessories for your special day.
The photos of our brides and grooms that you send to us make it all worthwhile when we see the smiles on the faces of their flower girls.
Although we are an on-line shop only we are very happy to send out swatches of all our fabrics and always happy to have a chat, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or special requests!
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VAT number: 187730965
Federation of Small Businesses Member number 49445657
Company number 04914341