About Wilden London
Charlotte Wilden is known for her intricate bespoke creations – ethereal, romantic gowns worn by stylish, modern brides. Those seeking something exciting and unique opt for the Wilden Bespoke service, a highly personal journey to create a future family heirloom. Wilden London now also offers a made-to-measure collection of designs capturing elegant silhouettes and nostalgic details that can be customised to the brides personality.
Charlotte’s dresses invite discovery – the closer you look, the more magic and beauty you find. From shimmering fabric encrusted with jewels to hand-painted dresses embroidered with vintage lace, these are fashion-forward gowns for women who want to exude laidback elegance and effortless glamour on their wedding day.
With more than ten years of training and experience spanning the realms of costume design, high fashion, and couture, Charlotte is an extraordinarily skilled designer. Her love of fashion history and traditional couture techniques borders on obsession, giving her the knowledge and imagination needed to bring any sartorial vision to life.
Behind The Brand
Describe the woman you design for…
Charlotte designs for nostalgic and thoughtful women, laid back, elegant and feminine.
What is your most popular piece?
Brides love my intricate bead and embroidery designs. Fine spider web lace, woven with chains of delicate beads, shining paillettes and sparkling crystals and jewels, detailed birds and flowers embroidered in silk threads.
What advice would you give to brides-to-be?
Let your heart guide you. You may find many distractions along the way, advice, articles, but if, like my brides, you have a strong sense of style you will know the dress when you see it, or at least know when you’ve found the person to help you realize it.
As a designer, what tips do you have for brides to get the most out of their fittings?
Invite a wedding stylist or your best stylish friend to accompany you, they will be fully focused on the complete vision of your wedding, bringing together all of the elements from the dress to flowers to the venue.
Do you offer a custom design service for brides? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?
Ideally, it takes around 1 year to create a bespoke gown. From finding our design direction, experimenting with shapes on the body to creating the final dress and all its intricate details. As the bride, you’ll become Charlotte’s muse, inspiring a bespoke design that’s completely unique and unmistakably you. They’re also made to reflect the wearer’s unique personal style and story.
Shorter timeframes are sometimes possible, and it’s always worth inquiring.
What advice do you give to brides to care for their gown?
On the day, don’t worry about your dress, just enjoy yourself.
After the day, get in touch with Terrington Burchett dress cleaners, UK who specialize in cleaning wedding gowns and heirloom clothing. They even offer a service to seal your clothes, ready for storage.
Why we love it…
Designer Charlotte is a storyteller at heart, weaving old-world embellishments into each and every gown in a nod to the decadence of by-gone eras. Her hand-crafted gowns strike the perfect balance between modern elegance and classical beauty.
For the woman…
Recontextualizing nostalgic design details for the woman of today, Wilden London is perfect for the bride-to-be with a love for old-world romance. Made-to-order, Charlotte imbues each gown with sentimental details that tell your story.
Embellished with sequined paillettes or webbed in delicate lace, Wilden London’s gowns are a talking point all on their own. Pair with a simple rouged lip or undone wave in a modern nod to the beauty of by-gone eras.