We would like to welcome you to Tessa Francis Bridal Studio


Congratulations on a most exciting time in your life.   We look forward to showing you our beautiful collection of gowns.

We only have one fitting at a time,  we close our Studio to give you complete privacy in a quiet environment, to browse, select and try on the gowns of your choice.  This is why we work on an appointments only basis.   If you wish to come and see us you are invited make an appointment and enjoy an hour and half trying on some of our beautiful gowns.

Our aim is to give every bride that comes into our Studio the best possible service and experience in your search for the one dress that will hold so many memories for you.  Your chosen wedding dress will express your personality and carry your hopes and dreams for the future.   We are here to help and guide you through finding that perfect dress.

After listening to our brides comments, our collection of gowns have been chosen to give brides quality and choice, reflecting the style and image you want to express.  We have a first class collection of wedding gowns ranging from contemporary and vintage to elegant and classic, our designers have been specially selected for their excellence and discerning reputation.


Meet Tessa


As my mother was a professional seamstress, I have been surrounded by fabric and sewing all my life.
This is where my passion of sewing began.
I now have over 35 years’ experience in Bridal.  After qualifying on a 3 year Fashion and Design course, I then attended the London College of Fashion improving my skills in pattern cutting and design.  Following this I gained experience working for couture designers and bridal shops. I set up my own business specialising in ‘made to measure wedding gowns’ meeting many wonderful brides along the way.

My passion is now more focused and I just love all things Bridal. When I dress a bride in a gown she loves, watch her face light up - an absolute delight to see, it’s what keeps my enthusiasm riding high.  

A wedding day is one of the most special days in a girl’s life, when everything about her gown should be perfect and that is what I aim to achieve.

To me one of the most important things in a gown is the fit, achieve the perfect fit and the bride will look amazing, she will feel comfortable, as if it’s her second skin and be herself with her own personality.  Her gown should enhance and lift her personality and that comes through, when a bride loves her gown.