Hi, I’m Debbie Carlisle - welcome to my blog! Keep coming back for lots of news about me and my bridal accessories and other related goodies that inspire me in my life and work and which I hope will inspire you too!


Halfpenny London, 10 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JL

Kate Halfpenny is an award winning celebrity stylist and costume designer, who in 2005 launched her namesake bridal and couture collection Halfpenny London. Often described as an “industry secret”, Kate has designed for and styled celebrities including British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Emilia Fox. Kate’s dresses are hugely sought-after designs which mix classic bridal with vintage style and contemporary cool. Visit Kate’s Bloomsbury boutique by appointment only.

Visit or call 020 3441 8894.

The White Room at 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA.

An innovative, elegant and contemporary bridal boutique created from a passion for people, rock and roll vintage loveliness, romance and all things wedding. Stockists of Jenny Packham, Halfpenny London, Cymbeline, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin, Suzanne Neville and Claire Pettibone.

Visit or call 0114 272 2336.

Cicily Bridal, 6 Bath Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2FH.

Cicily Bridal is a beautiful bridal boutique which offers a fabulous selection of gowns from designers including Stephanie Allin, Naomi Neoh, Charlie Brear, Lyn Ashworth, Augusta Jones, Paloma Blanca, Alan Hannah and Two Birds Bridesmaids.

Visit or call 01530 587336.

Coco & Kate Atelier, The Dovecote, Hatton Shopping Village, Warwickshire, CV34 8XA

Coco and Kate Atelier is a luxurious bridal boutique in a gorgeous setting which stocks a carefully chosen selection of gowns by Maria Senvo, Stephanie Allin, Watters and Wtoo.

Visit or call 01926 257380.

Lamesley Bridal, 109 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ.


An upmarket vintage inspired bridal boutique in the heart of Edinburgh which specialises in individually hand-picked dresses from top UK designers Charlie Brear, Ritva Westenius and Stephanie Allin.

Visit or call , 01315 566384.

Melle Cloche, 715 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX

A beautiful wedding accessories boutique in Glasgow’s upmarket West End which prides itself on selling everything but the dress! Choose from a wide variety of headpieces - including a selection of my pieces - as well as shoes, veils, garters, handbags, lingerie and jewellery for your big day.

 Visit or call 0141 3392982.

Welcome to my new home!

I’m so excited to unveil my new studio – a light, bright and airy space for dreaming and designing, creating and developing and meeting my clients for private consultations.

After years working from my own home I decided it was time to make the move to separate – and bigger - premises which would give me more space in which to work and to meet my clients.

Two of the studio’s four walls are made up almost entirely of windows – which bathe my space in lots of natural light on even the dullest of days and make me feel invigorated, inspired and ready to face the world. The studio has been painted and furnished with lots of bright whites and greys (with very occasional splashes of colour) to make me feel happy, calm and relaxed – even when my order book is full to bursting!

May 2 - 2014

A New Home!

I have the luxury of separate areas for admin and computer work, sewing and wiring, and packing and dispatching – as well as a dedicated showroom and consultation area.

Of course there’s also a little kitchenette – a hand-painted vintage cabinet stocked with lots of tea, coffee…and champagne for those impromptu celebratory moments!

Just like my accessory designs the studio is a real mix of modern and vintage style. Painted vintage cabinets, chairs and drawers nestle in amongst modern Ikea tables, shelves and containers to create a space that inspires me without overwhelming my creative process with clutter.

The studio is in an old Art Deco building in Sheffield city centre which was created for WH Smith in the 1920s. The building, called Exchange Place Studios, is close to the city’s canal-side Victoria Quays and was last used as a centre for the city’s public transport offices. After travel bosses moved their operation to a new home Yorkshire Artspace took over the empty building and set about transforming it into studio accommodation for artists and designers.

I cannot tell you how much more productive, organised and inspired I have felt since moving into my new space – both in terms of having my own physical studio space and being in the company of such a creative community of jewellers, artists, sculptors, furniture designers and textile practitioners.

I have already had the pleasure of welcoming lots of brides into my studio for consultations – which means they get to see where and how I create the bridal accessories they will wear on their wedding day as well as having a dedicated showroom space in which to view and try on my wedding hair accessories in privacy and comfort.

If you would like to visit me in my studio for an accessory consultation - by appointment only - please email If you are based in the south I can also offer consultations in central London, again please email to request an appointment.