London's retro style bridal and corsetry showroom. If you're going to be in London please book an appointment to see us. We also have some dresses available for last-minute brides to order online.
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Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Appointment Only
Online Shop
Wedding Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Bridal Boutique
Full Description
Visit FairyGothMother in our London studio showroom for inspired wedding dress designs and authentic steel boned corsets. From retro 1950's style wedding dresses, tea length short wedding dress styles, romantic Bohemian (boho) inspired wedding dresses to formal corset two pieces, we have just the styles for you. We can offer you bridal, bridesmaids, evening wear and prom. From classic ivory Audrey Hepburn style Fifties satin dresses to alternative bright red Grace Kelly lace style short wedding dresses, we can help. We believe you shouldn't be looking for your dress more than 15 months before your wedding, and ideally you should be looking and ordering your dress between 12 and 9 months before the wedding. Look too early and by the time you want to order the dress it may have been discontinued. Leave it too late, and you'll find you may not be able to have the dress made in time. Most dress designers take 5-6 months to make a dress, and you should always allow time for alterations/amendments. We operate by appointment only. These can be booked online on our website, up to 6 months in advance. PLEASE NOTE: Our reviews and testimonials are not in chronological order, so you will find newer reviews and testimonials not always displayed at the top. Our apologies for this but it is an issue in Bridebook's displaying of these, which is out of our control.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hannah Stirland
Happy couple married in May
May 2020
You folk are absolute superstars
Thank you so much for all your help with my dress - I was so nervous when I first walked in and you put me at ease straight away, and then both continued to do so throughout the whole process. I think I went to one other bridal shop (where the assistant told me that I would 'definitely' buy a particular dress and so tried to pressure me into buying the ill-fitting sample right there and then... No thank you!) before realising that FairyGothMother was clearly the best place! I imagine things might be difficult in lockdown, but you folk are absolute superstars, so hope you are up and running again soon.
Lellie May Cowell
Happy couple married in December
December 2019
My very own fairytale experience
When you first walk into the shop I was greeted warmly and welcomed into their space. The shop was extremely clean and tidy. Emma and Ruth were diamonds and there were lots of dresses to chose from in all different styles from white, to green to black!! The whole process of trying dresses on and ultimately buying my very own gown from here was a real magical experience I got to share with my Mum and I wish I could do it all over again!!!
Delithea Denton
Happy couple married in September
September 2019
It was so comfortable to dance in.
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for helping me find my perfect wedding dress. It has taken ages to get our photos but here they are. I had a fantastic day wearing my White Rose dress. It was so comfortable to dance in. I will highly recommend you to anyone looking for a funky dress. Thanks again, Delithea.
Laura Graat
Happy couple married in September
September 2019
Thank you so much for a great shopping experience
Thanks to your help I found my dream dress. I got married two weeks ago and it was polka-dot perfection, receiving so many compliments from everyone saying the dress was a perfect match for me. I've never felt more beautiful and wish I could wear my lovely LouLou gown everyday. Thank you so much for a great dress shopping experience!
Caroline and David
Happy couple married in August
August 2019
I will be recommending you everywhere.
We finally have the wedding pictures back and I wanted to say thank you all so much for everything - my dress was fantastic and I had so many wonderful comments. I will be recommending you everywhere. My handbag by Jools the Vintage Bag Lady and David's suit from Adam of London.
Wendy Shelley
Happy couple married in August
August 2019
Everybody loved my dress and commented on colour
Everybody loved my dress and commented on colour and style x
Location & Contact Details


London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

See Transport for London's "Plan A Journey" website. On their website enter where you are coming from and where you are coming to, and that is Grinstead Road SE8 5AD. Nearest underground station is Canada Water, from which you can get a bus to Grinstead Road. If you are travelling by car to us, there is normally plenty of free on-street parking in Grinstead Road on the park side of the road. Google maps shows exactly where we are, on the corner of Evelyn Street and Grinstead Road.

Nearest Town

Surrey Quays, London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Surrey Quays

Nearest Airport

London City

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)
Fashion Association of Britain (FAB)

Industry Awards (5)

British Wedding Industry Awards 2017 (nominated)
2020 Greater London Enterprise Awards - London Bridal Retailer of the Year PLATINUM Certificate of Excellence 2018
2018 Greater London Enterprise Awards - Best Bridal Boutique - South London Wedding Dress & Accessories Supplier 2017 (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My own. That's why I fell in love with weddings!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fifties-style retro tea-length short gorgeous

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our Staff, who get great plaudits for their assistance from our Brides week in, week out.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

If you can, PLAN WELL AHEAD. Dresses can take 5-6 months to be made once you find the one you like, And always add at least a month to that for adjustments after the dress is made. Don't leave choosing and ordering your dress too late. Some designers will make a dress quickly (3-4 months) for an extra charge but the norm is 5-6 months from order date to be ready. Ideally, you should allow yourself at least 7 months before the wedding to look and order your dress, and this allows for any changes once the dress is made. Leaving it late can be stressful. Look too early, and the dress you fall in love with may no longer be available by the time you decide to order. We'd recommend yo start looking 12 to 9 months out from the wedding. This gives you time to decide on your dress, and order. If your wedding plans are last minute, and occasionally it happens, ask if their are any sample sale dresses you can buy immediately. You won't have a full choice of dresses but you may well get a nice dress and a real bargain.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Brides can enquire about our dresses via our website and then book an appointment themselves online. Our brides have exclusive attention from us for their appointment, together with our expert fitting and suggestions. We recommend you coming to us for this exclusive assistance, but if you cannot, then we do offer a selection of dresses that can be ordered online and sent to you.

What do you love most about your job?

Receiving the thanks of our brides together with images of their weddings. Knowing we've helped make their big day!

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Fifties style retro, tea length and shorter style dresses. But we do some more traditional styles as well.

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

We can offer you more than just blue in your dress, as many of our styles come in up to fifty colours. We don't just do white and ivory!