With over 20 years of experience, Katy Britton has reimagined the bridal experience with her award-winning bespoke label Mariée. Designed and made by hand in her Cheshire studio, Katy’s new collection is comprised predominantly of separates and delicate layers, allowing the bride to create a full customizable gown, with the only limit being her imagination.
The Mariée bride is modern, romantic, and elegant, and working closely with Katy every step of the way will see their vision come to life. Mariée’s collection is available for retailers worldwide, or brides can experience Katy’s bespoke service in Cheshire.
Behind The Brand
Describe the woman you design for…
The Mariée bride is someone who appreciates the unrivaled beauty of a gown that is unique to her. She has a modern and sophisticated approach to fashion, and she loves to feel original.
What is your most popular piece?
Our Florence skirt. It is made with a huge amount of mikado, it has pleats, pockets and a split. Its simplicity creates a show-stopping statement.
What advice would you give to brides-to-be?
Relax! Enjoy your planning stage as much as you can, those tiny details will pale into insignificance on the day.
As a designer, what tips do you have for brides to get the most out of their fittings?
Don’t rush your decisions, any retailer worth their salt won’t want you to. If you are unsure, just keep revisiting your options, and don’t feel pressured to make your mind up before you are ready.
Don’t take too many people to your fittings, too many opinions will cloud your own judgment. Also, your bra is crucial!
Do you offer a custom design service for brides? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?
Yes, my whole business is custom design. It can take any length of time in theory, but on average around six months.
What advice do you give to brides to care for their gown?
Only dry clean if necessary, sometimes those mud and red wine stains are reminders of a fabulous day. If you must dry clean, always use a specialist.
Why we love it…
Simplicity balanced with feminine sophistication, Mariee embodies modernism and tradition in her artisanal pieces. We love the added option of having something designed for your bridesmaid, mothers, and guests.
For the bride…
Looking for a personal, bespoke experience that results in a perfectly fitting handcrafted gown.