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Each dress is unique and especially hand- made to order in Harpenden in the UK from an exquisite selection of European laces, silks, embroideries. and swaroski crystals and pearls. Dress prices start from £3,500 -  for a gown. Eveningwear and mother of the bride  depending on the style and fabric you select.

We also offer a VIP bespoke service.


Sian’s personalised and welcoming service will allow you to express your desires for you own designer wedding dress. Sian will sketch up several ideas for your dress and together with you select from the stunning fabrics and trims to create your dream wedding dress design. Your measurements are taken to make up a toile (a mock up in cotton of your dress) The toile will be fitted and altered giving you chance to realise the shape of your design.

Any alterations required will be made to your pattern before the dress is cut and beautifully hand-made in house. In order to acheive a perfectly fitting gown you will be required to have a further 2-3 fittings. For a no obligation consultation for Shimmering Ivory bespoke bridal gowns service, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Shimmering Ivory we want to offer our services to all.

We have several options that allow you to feel confident in finding your perfect dream dress.

Bronze Collection our made to measure collection is a predesigned collection that we can tweak with additional alterations and customisations to make it personal to you. 

price range from £1800 - £3500

Silver Collection this collection is a besopke collection made to your exact measurements. These dresses and use a selection of beautiful fabrics to work with your budget.

price range £3500 - £5500.

Gold Collection dresses are designed from scratch and made to your exact measurements. These dresses and use a selection of stunning silks and laces , sustainably sourced fabrics and beading.

price range from £5500 - £30,000

Platinum Collection offers  premium laces silks and beading and made with traditional handstiched couture techniques.We can even offer real diamonds and jewels applied to  dress made in collaboration with our jeweler these dresses  starting at £30,000 upwards to meet with your budget requirements.

As we are very sustainably driven we can also offer a service if you have a preloved or vintage dress that you would like to customise -  we have worked on may projects where brides bring along a dress and we can change and restyle it. Price varies per item and are charged at an hourly rate.

Bridal Gowns Alterations and Best Bridal Studio in Harpenden, St Albans and London 


Shimmering Ivory Bridal Couture – Best one-stop-shop beautiful wedding gowns, custom designed bridal gowns, and wedding dress alterations and accesories.

Here you'll find the best bridal shop services in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we service brides from the whole area surrounding Harpenden, St Albans, Luton and Mayfair, London as well as brides from further afield. Our studio specializes in custom-fitted wedding gowns, bridal dress alterations, and other related services for clients in Herts, Beds and Bucks.


Here at Shimmering Ivory Bridal Couture, custom makes a difference. Our priority is to make each bride look her absolute best in her custom-fitted wedding gowns or detailed bridal gown alterations. When we make alterations, we don't only want the best fit, we also want it to enhance the bride's look and give her the best comfort throughout her wedding day. 

Our studio is a hidden gem and produces luxury wedding gown designs for clients in London, Harpenden and St Albans that are made to measure based on the bride to be specific measurements. Each bridal gown made in our shop is delicately sewn, handcrafted, and custom-fitted by couture designer Sian Hughes Cooke and her fantastic team. Our bridal gown alterations are also meticulously tailored and checked until we get the perfect fit for the bride.


Have you found your perfect wedding gown but it doesn't quite fit well to your body shape? That's where our professional experience comes in. Shimmering Ivory Bridal Couture has an experienced team of alterations specialists who know exactly how to make a wedding gown fit like it was created just for you. Your guests will never believe that your wedding gown was something you bought readymade!

Our alterations and cutting/sewing techniques are among the best in London and our alterations experts are trained to make adjustments that will complement the bride's body shape/type, and the style of the wedding gown itself. 


Have an old dress or vintage heirloom gown that you would like to wear on your wedding day?

Our bridal shop will create, design, customise and alter the perfect bridal dress for your wedding day. 

We offer a wide-array of services that cater to customising wedding dresses, heirloom gowns, bridal dresses, and wedding gowns. We have the best and most creative team in Hertfordshire to help you look amazing on your wedding day.

By Appointment only. CALL for an appointment to VISIT us if you are a bride-to-be in Hertfordshire, Harpenden or St Albans. We would be happy to show you some of our best work.

Schedule Your Fitting Appointment TODAY!

We understands that you have a busy schedule especially if you are planning your own wedding. So, we've made fitting your gown easier for you by setting your own fitting schedule! Now, you don't have to adjust your appointments based on a shop's hours. We are by Appointment only, so give us a call or email us to set up your consultation for customised alterations or a custom design wedding dress today!  


Stockist to Freya Rose bespoke bridal shoes please get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and a VIP discount.

Freya Rose is renowned for her finest levels of craftsmanship and intricate detailing, creating unique collections that incorporated her knowledge of fine jewellery. Her signature heels are inlaid using a combination of sterling silver,  Mother of Pearl and Abalone shell. Transforming them into sculptural, wearable works of art. Each pair of shoes are unique investment pieces - no two pairs will ever be the same. Freya Rose bridal shoe designs are ethereal and contemporary. Perfect for the stylish and modern bride channeling her inner femininity


We have a huge selection of veils and tiaras available and can help match to your dress. 

These start from £100.



We have a range of stunning silk robes, garters and lingerie for your wedding night. 




Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - GDPR Compliance

Cancellation policy

Shimmering Ivory do not issue refunds on bookings for fitting or design appointments. We are a small business and it is extremely difficult for us to absorb these costs. Our appointments require pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff so when clients ask to cancel or reschedule, we lose money. Also other potential clients are missing out on appointments.

If you book an appointment for a fitting or design consultation and later become unable to attend, we will gladly offer you a credit note if you notify us at least 15 days before the class. For example, if your appointment is on 15th Dec, you must contact us by 1st Dec in order to receive a credit note.  After the cut off date for your appointment, we are unable to offer credits of any kind or honour reschedule requests.

 Unfortunately we cannot to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness, travel, or family emergency. 

 Late policy

We suggest that you arrive at the appointment on time or notify us if you are going to be late. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late we may not be able to go ahead - this will be at out discression. Please inform us if you are running late. Appointments start promptly and we have a lot of things to cover . It is important everyone is puntual as it is inconsiderate to the other clients if we have to make them wait.


 *Liability. Our liability is only for the cost of the appointment. If the appointment is cancelled  clients are liable for any costs incurred including materials purchased in advance, travel or accommodation. We are not liable for any accidents or injuries that may occur whilst you are in the appointment and in our property.

 *Pricing: we reserve the right to alter our pricing at any time and the prices are current at the time of booking. We are under no obligation to issue a refund or gift voucher for any appointment booked outside an offer or sale we are holding.

 *You are strictly prohibited to use any of the designs, photography or materials from our company for your own business

 *By viewing our website or placing an order you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

 Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”).


When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.


We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

- Communicate with you;

- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and

- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).


We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.  We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.


If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by mail using the details provided below:

Privacy Compliance Office  

Shimmering Studio,
Peters Green Hall,
Chiltern Green Rd,
Luton LU2 9QD, UK  


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