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11A Evelyn Court, Grinstead Road, London, SE8 5AD

A Little About Us...

Since opening in 1999, originally as a corset specialist based in Camden, we have over the years changed our focus to specialising in tea length short bridal dresses. Our showroom operates by appointment only, so each of our customers has exclusive use of the showroom based in Deptford, London.

Our bridal collection is London's (and probably the UKs) largest selection of vintage style tea length and short bridal dresses and special occasion gowns. We have customers coming to us from all over the UK and Europe and even as far away as Australia and the USA.

Our main collection focuses on tea length and retro style wedding dresses that can be custom adapted in any length and in many colours to suit you. Whether you have in mind a Sixties style pencil number, or a full skirted Fifties style gown with coloured petticoats, we can adapt and adjust styles to suit you.

Our brand-new 2021 full length bridal collection has been carefully selected to appeal to the bride wanting something unique, individual and unusual. Some might still be in Ivory but with unusual laces, appliques and details, there is nothing ordinary about them.

We are open by appointment only. You can book to try on off the peg gowns you can take home with you on the day, or to order gowns which are made to order in sizes 6-26, please allow 6-9 months for this. Our friendly and knowledgeable bridal advisors cant wait to help you select your dream gown.

Late Availability

Last minute appointments available most weeks (Covid-19 allowing). Book on our website up to 6 months in advance.

Special Offer

NHS staff get 5% discount on production of their staff ID when purchasing their dress from FairyGothMother.


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Diane & Kevin Horne

"I loved my dress and wore it several times at our wedding ceremony in San Francisco City Hall, and other places in San Francisco that same day (first 2 photos). Later that week, mid-October 2019, we want to Yosemite National Park in California and I wore the dress again. I LOVED my VERONICA BROCADE! And, I loved working with Emma to purchase it at FairyGothMother! Thanks for all your help!"

Diane & Kevin Horne, Married in October 2019


Julie Weston (nee Breen)

"IT REALLY WAS A DIFFICULT TIME MADE EASIER BY YOUR HELP AND ADVICE. I Hope You And The Team Are Doing Well. I Wanted To Say Thanks To You For All Your Help With Getting My Dress Ready For My Wedding Day! We Went Ahead In The End On 3rd October. It Really Was A Difficult Time Made Easier By Your Help And Advice. It Was So Comfortable To Wear And Just What I Wanted To Fit In With My 50s Theme. Thanks Again."

Julie Weston (nee Breen), Married in October 2020


Zoe Barkham Manlow

"YOU WERE GREAT FUN TO SHOP WITH AND MADE AN OLDER AND LESS CONFIDENT BRIDE FEEL LOVELY. Thank You Very Much! You Were Great Fun To Shop With And Made An Older And Less Body Confident Bride Feel Lovely. Here Are Two Photos, Hope You Like Them!"

Zoe Barkham Manlow, Married in October 2020


Delithea Denton

"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, Delithe"

Delithea Denton, Married in September 2019


Lesley May Cowell

"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 Choose 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 ExperienceI Wish I Could Do It All Over"

Lesley May Cowell, Married in December 2019


Hannah Stirland

"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 Went To One Other Bridal Shop (Which Was All Pressure ) Before Realising That FairyGothMother Was Clearly The Best Place! "

Hannah Stirland, Married in May 2020


Michelle Oates

"I FELT LIKE A TRUE PRINCESS! Thank you so much guys for my amazing wedding dress. I felt like a true princess. Love Michelle & Martin xx"

Michelle Oates, Married in July 2019


Samantha Hughes

"I AM CONSTANTLY RECOMMENDING YOU GUYS. I Just Wanted To Say How Amazing I Felt In My Dress. I Really Felt Stunning, Thanks To Your Work. Thanks For All Your Help, Understanding And Time, I Had So Many Compliments On My Dress And The Way It Moved When We Danced Was Amazing. Thank You"

Samantha Hughes, Married in April 2019


Victoria Ellis

"THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME. Just emailing to say thank you for helping me find my wedding dress it was perfect in every way and the sun came out for us too!"

Victoria Ellis, Married in July 2019


Laura Green

"YOU DID HER PROUD. My daughter Laura's wedding this past week. So many comments on her dress xx You did her proud xx"

Laura Green, Married in April 2019


Caroline Hall

"MY DRESS IS FANTASTIC! Hello Emma - sorry to have missed you on Saturday but I hope you had a good day off. My dress is FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for helping me out."

Caroline Hall, Married in March 2019


Siew Lin Ngui

"IT WAS A PERFECT DRESS! Here's a photo of the dress I bought from you last year. It was the perfect dress for our wedding. I wore a blue petticoat underneath as my something blue which is featured on our photographer's Facebook page"

Siew Lin Ngui, Married in April 2019


Allie Hardwick

"O HELPFUL. DOWN-TO-EARTH AND HONEST! Thank You For Your Time On Sunday - It Was Great To Meet You, And You Were So Helpful, Down-to-earth And Honest! It Was Such A Refreshing Change From The Response I've Had From Other Bridal Shops, And Made Choosing My Dress A Real Pleasure."

Allie Hardwick, Married in February 2019


Lisa Mitchell

"COULDN'T BE HAPPIER, THE DRESS IS PERFECT.I Visited Fairy Goth Mother Last Sunday The 27th. And I Found My Dress, I Selected Rhiannon And Couldn't Be Happier, The Dress Is Prefect. Sam Was So Lovely And Helpful From Start To Finish. I Was So Nervous Due To My Size And She Couldn't Have Been More Attentive Or Understanding."

Lisa Mitchell, Married in January 2019


Louise Macgregor

"COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. This Was My Dress From You Fairygothmother. Loved It"

Louise Macgregor, Married in December 2018


Sam Evans

"I Had A Truly Wonderful Experience With Emma At FairyGothMother. I Came Into The Shop By Myself As A Nervous, Very Self-conscious Bride And Emma Put Me Right At Ease. She Let Me Try On Whatever Caught My Eye And Suggested A Few Other Pieces I Wouldn't Have Normally Chosen. Not Once Did I Feel Rushed Or Judged For My Style Choices. Emma And Sam Are All About Making You feel Good. And If You Feel Good, You Look Good Too!! Thank You So Much Ladies For Giving Me The Most Fun, Comfy, Swishy Dress Ever. I Can't Wait To Wear It In A Couple Of Weeks. Xx"

Sam Evans, Married in February 2019