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Bespoke Design – Mink Silk Dupion with Champagne Lace

Sue ClyneHello,

I have a gorgeous picture of a Mother of the Groom with her brand new Daughter in Law to share today. Sue chose a completely new bespoke design in Pure Silk Dupion in a shade of pale mink. It’s overlaid with hand cut champagne lace with a delicate gold thread to add texture and sparkle.

Sophisticated and covered up, but still sexy – very Yummy Mummy!

Thank you Sue! Congratulations to you and your family.

Love Maria xx

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Couture Bride

AmyWAnother gorgeous picture of another gorgeous Maria Morris Couture Bride arrived today! This is Amy and her handsome Groom sharing their first dance. The official pictures are to follow – but what a wonderful moment to capture.

Thank you for sharing Amy!

Love Maria xx

Mother of the Groom


These gorgeous pictures arrived from Claire today. Doesn’t she look amazing? She chose our Juliette Dress with the Evie Jacket as her Mother of the Groom outfit. We’re thrilled at how good she looks.

This cocktail length dress is such a flattering shape. It’s neat and modern looking but still incredibly soft and feminine. The Pure Silk Dupion fabric is available in a million different shades so it’s easy to find the perfect one to suit your colouring and preference, as well as making sure that you outshine the other guests!

Thank you for sharing Claire!

Love Maria xx




Grown Up Glamour for a Mature Bride

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How AMAZING does Helen Mirren look? She’s 69 (I had to check and can scarely believe it!) and looks incredible. This dress is a gorgeous choice for her – and would be amazing for a mature Bride, or for anyone who wants to rock a red carpet or other special occasion.

I love the fact that she’s choosing carefully what flesh to show – so upper arms are discreetly covered but the decollete is beautifully shown off. Sexy AND smart!

If you’d like a dress inspired by Helens choice get in touch – I’d love to help you bring your vision to life!

Love Maria xx




Calling all Bloggers

Maria Morris Couture-95aCalling all Bloggers!

Would any of you like to write a piece for our Website as a ‘Guest Blogger’? If you have any thoughts on Weddings, Special Occasion dressing, Plus or Petite Fashion etc we’d love to feature you.

Love Maria xx

Jewels galore…!


We’ve had a lovely time today opening jewels galore! All the new jewellery has just arrived and it feels like Christmas a million times over when you get to un-wrap parcel after parcel of beautiful goodies.

There are lots of lovely necklaces and earrings, plus tiaras, headpieces and bracelets too. We’ve got a lovely mixture of vintage inspired pieces with flower motifs and pearls as well as contemporary looks with geometric clean lines. You can see more on the Bridal Jewellery page.

I’m thrilled with the new collection and I hope you’ll love them too – and now I suppose I’d better take my Tiara off and get on with some actual ‘work’  🙂

Love Maria xx


Design your own Dress



Congratulations to Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright on their recent Wedding. The Dress has just been revealed in the press and I was really pleased to see that Michelle designed it herself.

She was inspired by some other dresses she’d seen, including the Oscar de la Renta gown which Amal Alamuddin wore when she became Mrs George Clooney last year.

She said: “She (Amal) looked amazing, gorgeous. That was the one that stood out for me. I couldn’t find one that I really liked so instead I took inspiration from various aspects of dresses I loved and it’s been made for me.”

Now obviously I’m a bit biased because thats the service that we offer all our Brides (and Mothers of the Bride, and the Groom, and everyone else too!) but I really do think that everyone deserves THEIR perfect dress. Not someone elses vision of it.

Love Maria xx

PS – I wonder if possibly she was inspired by our ‘Grace’ dress too? (below) Lol. Just a thought 🙂



Backstage again



Just a quick update tonight. We’re so busy that I barely have time to blink. We’re in peak production at the moment and the Dresses we’re working on are for all the June, July and August Celebrations coming up. It’s a wee bit frantic but we’re on schedule and delivering everything we’ve promised. (Of course!!)Eli3

I had a quick look through my archives for a nice picture to share and I LOVE these! They are backstage catwalk photos from my private collection. This is our beautiful Eli, pretending to sulk because I was trying to take a picture of the other two models standing behind her.

Please dont think that Eli is having a supermodel strop though, she’s a lovely girl and a natural star. She looks amazing in all our styles so in the second one you can see her usual sunny smile.

Hope you like it!

Love Maria xx


Featured in Your Manchester Wedding!

Press - Your Manchester Wedding LogoEditorialWow!

We’ve been featured in the May Edition of Your Manchester Wedding! They picked out our Susannah Dress and we’re in the magazine in the ‘Dress your Bridesmaids’ feature as

‘Vintage Vixen’

Love it!! They were kind enough to quote me too (below) To say I’m a bit thrilled is an understatement. Huge thanks to ‘Your Manchester Wedding’ – the new issue is out to buy on the 29th of May!

Love Maria xx

“This Ballerina silhouette is adaptable for everyone from the tinest Flower Girl to the Maid of Honour. The slightly vintage styling is right on trend and is univerally flattering to all figure types. The style can be made with or without straps, a matching bolero jacket adds a little coverage for the tops of the arms if required. This Dupion Silk is available in a rainbow of beautiful shades, so I’d recommend having your Bridesmaids and Flower Girls in one shade, and the Maid of Honour in another perfect toning shade to ensure she stands out.”

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Many Congratulations Catherine and Frank!


These amazing images just arrived from Catherine and Frank following their Wedding on the 9th of March. Dont they look amazing?

Catherine chose to combine elements from our ‘Natalie’ and ‘Amanda’ styles to create her unique Dress, and then selected an ‘Evie’ jacket to finish the look. The fabric is 100% Pure Silk Dupion in a stunning shade called ‘Gilver’ – a striking mixture of Gold and SIlver, paired here with classic black.

I think she looks stylish and elegant but most of all she looks really happy and confident. However much I love creating gorgeous styles I always know the outfit is a complete success when you notice the lady first and the dress second!

Thanks you so much for sharing your pictures with us Catherine, and many congratulations on your Wedding to your handsome and lucky Groom!

Love Maria xx








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