Phillipa Lepley: One of London's prized bridal designers

Kate Middleton smiles as she visits the University of St Andrews on February 25, 2011 in St Andrews, Scotland.
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A model wears a gown designed by Phillipa Lepley.
Phillipa Lepley

(CBS) Phillipa Lepley, one of London's most prized bridal designers, brings a unique and ravishing style to today's fashion world and was among the designers rumored to be creating Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

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Lepley has come a long way from her days at London College for Fashion to now having her wedding gowns featured in bridal editorials worldwide.

"Every bride wants to look at her beautiful on her wedding day - and my dedicated team and I will try our utmost to help them attain that dream. It isn't about being a slavish follower to fashion trends, after all, you want the resulting wedding album to stand the test of passing time, so it is about elegance and simplicity and designs that flatter the individual bride's figure. It's such a rewarding happy journey for me to work alongside a bride to create the perfect designs and proportions for her," says Lepley on her philosophy about designing the perfect dress for a bride. "Style is after all, about the way you wear it."

The British designer was an early leader to being the designer of Middleton's dress, seen as she has had experience designing gowns for celebrities, including Davina McCall and Ulkrika Jonsson and her store's location in Chelsea, an area frequently visited by Middleton and friends.