Elizabeth Dye of The English Dept. hardly needs introducing. Her hand-made works of art have graced countless magazines, designer runways and blushing brides over recent years, and her sweet boutique on the West End of Portland is a landmark for dress lovers and design enthusiasts alike.

Offering independent designer dresses, unique accessories and a stunning bridal collection, The English Dept. can be one's first and last stop for one-of-a-kind formal ware. Catch the yearly bridal show in January, where ethereal gowns swish effortlessly down the runway in real-time, or browse the website to enjoy the most recent collection in photo form.

The English Dept. will be breezing through the Spoken For event (literally) by way of a model clad in a 2012 collection piece! Carefully detailed, lovingly made and unmistakably gorgeous, they will also be raffling off a gift card for one silk flower hair accessory... get your ticket Saturday!

From The English Dept. website and Leah Verwey Photography.