STUDIO APPOINTMENTS POST COVID.
We warmly welcome you to in person appointments at our small and perfectly formed studio in LEWES EAST SUSSEX UK
We look forward to meeting you, appointments are relaxed, gentle and natural, trying on different styles and chatting though needs and concerns you may have. We are passionate about offering a personal service that feels like a sanctuary of calm in the bridal world.
All appointments must be booked via the booking page.
We will update on the 1st of each month if any new bookings become available.
READY TO SHIP GOWNS
This is a new offering for our clients that are planning a romantic marriage ceremony with short planning time.
These gowns will be ready to ship within 5 working days, made in very limited quantities 3-5 and be made to our studio sizes, all from 100% chemical free silk ie uk size 10, 12, up to size 18. Available gowns will be listed the 1st of every month of the web shop.
They are priced slightly less than made to order as they may need small alternations to your unique body shape. Each gown is identical in make and style to the made to order gowns, only a pre made size. The measurements of each gown will be listed , simply choose your closest measurements and if in between sizes, size up by 1 size.
A beautiful opportunity to have your gown without the standard 4 month wait.
HOW IT WORKS
LTD edition gowns will be made in very small numbers, they will be listed a few days before to give you time to see the styles and take your measurements, also ask any questions. Once the gowns are listed you are invited to secure one by paying a deposit and on checkout leaving your measurements ( the ones we would like will be listed, Bust, Waist etc) Then your gown will be made especially for you, to your body and shape. The link to sign up for the waitlist and notifications of new releases will be under this text from Jan 2022.
Please see booking form for all dates.
There will be no in person dates available until the dates are released, when they are live we will post a link on Instagram and the website. All appointments must be booked through the online system.
THERE IS STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE STUDIO
We highly recommend reading our FAQ section before booking an appointment.
Our gowns range from £2500 - £4000 with samples available to try in uk 10 and 16.
We are excited to expand all our samples to a size 18 as we transition from C19, but please state size required when booking or email.
When ordering your gown we currently make up to a uk size 20.
We do not permit photography in the studio or during fittings.
We accept 5 custom gowns per year POA
LUNA BEA LOCATION
LUNA BEA is a small independent artisan studio, slow practices, making a limited number of pure silk gowns per year.
Gentle traditional couture technique and light filled, chemical free silks create gowns full of feminine essence, movement and life.
We are based in the UK, in the historic town of Lewes, 1hr by train from Victoria station.
Sensual, considered, simplicity featuring in Global press such as
INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC SHIPPING
We ship via DHL tracked and signed for which takes 3-6 working days depending on your global location and costs £45 -55 this is the DHL charge.
We will write the true value of your goods on customs paperwork., your shipment will be insured.
If you require a rush order please email to discuss options, we will always do our best to help.
As with any other design studio we are not responsible for any duties or customs charges that may apply to your chosen country, please check before hand with your local office. Duties will be payable to DHL on delivery.
Once an item has left out studio and you have been sent tracking it is the individuals responsibility to track their item.
Each piece is hand made, made to order just for you, as a made to order gown we do not accept returns.
If you have any concerns please email us within 24hrs of receipt of goods.
Each gown is made to order by hand in the UK by highly experienced and talented craftspeople, we do not use factories, preferring to support traditional skills and the most beautiful techniques from high fashion, all of our small and much loved team, including myself have worked for high end European and London fashion houses. This experience, passion and skill is imbued into each gown from conception to birth.
We ask for a minimum of 4 months from time of order to make your gown, allowing an additional week for international shipping via DHL.
We only use pure unbleached fairly traded silk with staff being paid £23 per hr for their talent and expertise.
All of our designs are copyrighted in the Uk, EU and Internationally.
We begin your gown on receipt of deposit, we ask for 50% to secure your time allocation and fabric in the studio, the remainder on completion of your gown as agreed in writing on your personal contract you will be sent on ordering.
We accept bank transfer, stripe and Paypal.UK clients you are welcome to pay with debit/credit card.
All pieces are hand made for you, to order, therefore are non returnable.
International clients we have designed a specialist online consultation for you with the Creative Director of LUNA BEA.
Under the booking section of our website you will be able to book a 30 min personal consult for you and one guest with Lou.
These are available on Wednesday each week and will walk you through the process, the gowns and any questions you may have.
Please have your questions and wedding date ready for your appointment.