About EK

Welcome to EK Bridal the home of unique bridal & occasion wear.

All the dresses and outfits are designed, pattern-cut and fitted by the designer Eloise, and are hand crafted in Leicestershire.

Having a bespoke dress made is a very exciting experience where you can be part of the design process of your own dress. You can be included in all decisions from choosing fabrics to adding extra attachments at the end. My home is my studio so you do feel a very personal one off experience which you can share with your close family and bridesmaids.

Most people would assume that bespoke incurs a price increase on your perfect gown this certainly is not the case at EK Bridal we pride ourselves on being very competitive with price and can work with most budgets. Starting at only £500.00

If you have an idea and would like to work to a budget or more of a one to one experience with our bespoke wedding gown service or if you do not know what you would like we can discuss options with you.

  • Have an idea in mind and would like to choose the fabrics?
  • Choose couture and design with Eloise your perfect gown from design to fabric choices to finished dress
  • FREE consultation- Book an appointment to get your creative juices flowing, browse through the collection of fabrics, trimmings, wedding magazines and have a non formal talk with the designer to discuss your ideas.

Also supplying bridesmaid, flower girl and mother of the bride outfits.

Please contact us to book an appointment.

The Designer

Hello :) My name is Eloise Knowles the designer and owner of EK. Originally from Coventry I moved to Derby to study Fashion Design at Derby University, whilst studying I started to work for a bridal wear couture designer in the heart of the prestigious lace market in Nottingham which is where I found my true passion for bespoke bridal wear design and making.

After my studies I worked in Manchester for a fashion internet based company and then settled in Leicestershire in a garment and graphic designer role for the leading high-street shops working there for 4 years it was time to go back to my true love.

After buying our house in a small Leicestershire village with my fiance at the time and now husband I left my role to go back to my true passion. I set up my very own bespoke bridal and eveningwear studio in my front room where you can come and rummage through to get lots of ideas in a very relaxed environment with a pot of tea and maybe even a biscuit. I pride my work on a very personal service making sure the bride is completely satisfied you will be booked in by appointment only so you will not be interrupted.

I find it very exciting to talk to each bride that I see as you all have different ideas and twists to your big day.

All the dresses in my studio I design, pattern-cut and make nothing is ever sent out. Each design is never shown to any other bride as it is your design until the photos are released from your big day.