I am terrible for not chasing up my clients for pictures of their big day but here’s one bride that did send me some images & this is her story.
Louise came to see me a few years ago, she & Neil were planning to get married up north in a highland lodge. She had an idea what she wanted & it was defiantly not going to be a white wedding dress. In fact, soft green was what she was leaning towards. With a deliciously curvy figure, she wanted a fitted strapless dress & a full skirt to below the knee. In addition, a short shrug jacket to cover her arms.
This was our starting point so after our first meeting I sent her sketches & began making up a rough calico dress to fit. I always like to refine the design at this stage & sometimes make more than one mock up; it’s just my way.
This gave Louise time to find just the right fabrics for her dress. Though I had shown her some options, she found what she wanted in a local fabric shop. Ultimately, green didn’t happen & she fell in love with a soft blush silk dupion & a beautiful beaded lace for an over lay. As happens when making a bespoke wedding dress additional design adjustments can be done as the garment progresses, like the wide sash tied in a bow at the back.
Colour chosen Louise could then start looking for her perfect shoes. In all a perfect match & happy day had by all.