Real brides



Here are the amazing pictures of my lovely English bride, Rachael, who got married to her beau, Alex, last August. Rachael is a very special bride to me as she literally flew in from England just to meet me and my dresses! She discovered my work through a wedding blog and fell in love with the Iris feather dress. Luckily, once she tried it, it suited her like a charm! We then met several times during the year so that I could replicate the dress to her exact measurements and it was such a pleasure to work with her and her bubbly personality.

Rachael perfected her look with an amazing pair of Charlotte Olympia gold pumps and a beautiful Isobel Hind headpiece. Doesn’t she look stunning? Obviously her groom is quite the stylish man too. On and all, the perfect English countryside wedding. There’s only one thing left to say: All the best to the happy couple!

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Photo: Lucy Little Photographer

Shoes: Runaway Bride by Charlotte Olympia

Bride’s Headdress: Isobel Hind Couture

Groom’s Suit: Doherty,Evans and Stott

Groom’s Shoes: Alden

More pictures on Rachael’s blog: Object Style blog

Real brides



Two beautiful pictures of my little bride Sophie in her Valentine Avoh bespoke top and Laure de Sagazan skirt. I handmade the top in silk crèpe and delicate french lace. I really adore everything about, how she styled it, her hair, her make up, her jewels..! And le’ts not forget the groom, he looks quite dashing too.


Photo: Sebastien Melot


Philips and Me


Ironing is definitely part of my daily life as it is an essential step in quality clothes making. Each seam, each stitch needs to be carefully ironed. And as I work mainly with delicate & expensive fabrics such as silk chiffon, silk crèpe de chine lace, cotton etc… I need a high quality iron. I have been using the same brand for the past 10 years, Philips, and even if my old iron is still in shape, I was thrilled when Philips offered me to try their new Perfect Care-Elite Silence.

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Real brides


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First bride of the year, but also first time one of my dress travels as far as… Argentina!!

I always get emotional when I see my dresses during their big day, so when the bride is as elegant and stylish as Mercedes, it is total bliss!

Her wedding dress was made entirely of Italian silk organza which I embroidered with fringes of lace. Regarding the style, we went for an airy retro/bohemian silhouette. But I have to admit that Mercedes’ look wouldn’t have been complete and as striking without her beautiful Ani Burech golden headpiece. It literally brighten up her face. As for her husband, Nicolas, I though he was very elegant too with his three pieces suit. They did indeed looked like the perfect couple!

My congratulations to the happy couple, I wish you an eternity of happiness!!

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Wedding Inspiration

7 Beautiful ways to wear your wedding veil…


As the wedding season approach, it is now time (if you didn’t do it already) to choose the wedding veil that will perfect your beautiful dress! Did you know that this timeless piece can be worn in so many ways? Here are 7 ways to style your wedding veil!

1. The birdcage

voile-mariageVery elegant but also easy to wear, the birdcage veil will be the perfect choice if you wear your hair in a bun or if they are short. What a better way to show off your shoulders and décolleté?

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About time…


When working I tend to loose track of time, especially when I draw or sew. I sink into this parallel world where minutes becomes hours. The only thing that usually bring me back to the real world is my stomach! Yes, as soon as I start to hear him, it’s time for me to stop and indulge into my other passion, food!

daniel-wellington-watches-by-valentine-avoh_3So I was very happy when I received this beautiful watch for my birthday (it was on the 16th feb ;-) from Daniel Wellington Watches. They knew exactly what I needed! It keeps me from looking at the time on my phone which inevitably turns in a mail, facebook and other distractions moment. I usually leave it on my desk when working but obviouly love to wear it during my bridal appointments as it is very elegant and yet modern.

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Through Ainsley’s eyes…


In January I had the pleasure to meet the lovely Ainsley from the blog And I Said Yes as she was planning to write a piece on my collection. The truth is that I had been following her blog since its beginning so I was really thrilled to meet her in person.

Ainsley started her blog only a few months ago but immediately stood out from the crowd with her quality content and beautiful imagery. Plus you will absolutely love her DIY video tutorials!

I showed her around my cosy studio, told her about my design process and even engaged in some live sewing… As you can see I was wearing my favorite stay at home ballerinas from Wonders which help me to brighten up any cloudy day ;-)

So to see the rest of the pictures and discover Ainsley’s cute blog, click here.

valentine-avoh-by-ainsley-and-I-Said-Yes-Blog2Thank you Ainsley for the lovely pictures!

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Shirt: Zara • Jeans: James Jeans • Ballerina: Wonders