Meet the Designer

Designer Joyce Young OBE launched her company By Storm in 1993 having been in the fashion industry since graduating from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art in 1975.

Joyce Young Introduction

Joyce is married to Maurice and together they are passionate about the wedding business that they have built over the past 30 years. Her two children are now grown up and her daughter Susie got married a few years ago so Joyce feels even greater empathy with her brides and mothers than ever before having had the excitement of organising her own daughter’s wedding. Joyce loves weddings and sees it as a real privilege to be involved with brides and mothers at such a happy time in their lives.

“We never take for granted how lucky we are to be chosen to create the most important dress in a girl’s life. By the time our clients leave us we feel we have become friends and share in all the excitement of the run-up to the big day. We love receiving the photographs and feedback after the wedding – it makes us feel very much part of the day.”

Sara and Kevin Wedding

Sophisticated designs

Joyce’s gift for colour, fabric, style and detail gives the outfits she creates a very distinctive look that is instantly recognizable as a “Joyce Young” design. Backed by a loyal and talented team of experts in styling, pattern cutting, sewing and fitting, together her team will create the dress of your dreams.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and therefore it is important to choose a designer who cares about your day as much as you do.

Mother and Daughter
Mother and Daughter inspiration shoot at Sorn Castle

Tartan Spirit

Joyce has also brought her Scottish heritage to the fashion world with Tartan Spirit, a range of flamboyant designs using silk or wool tartans for weddings and special occasions. The outfits are designed to complement the groom’s kilt creating beautifully co-ordinated Scottish-themed weddings. For more information about the Tartan Collection, visit the Tartan Section .

Iona Tartan Wedding Dress
designer in studio holding i pad showing sketch

Joyce’s Top Wedding Tips

Download Joyce’s suggestions gained over 30 years of personal experience to help you have the best day ever.

Body Measurement Size Chart

Product Measurements

How to Measure

Size guide

1. Bust
Measure around your back and the fullest part of your bust

2. Waist
Measure the slimmest part below your ribs and above your navel

3. Hips
Measure around the fullest part of your hips

4. Height
Get someone to help you with this and measure from head to toe