Friday, 27 March 2015

Elsa: Simple & feminine Guipure lace wedding dress








Love, love, love this dress!

This is another of my new Collection dresses called Elsa. It's a very simple and easy to wear dress, brilliant if you don't want to feel like your dress is wearing you, or for a simple country wedding or small venue perhaps?

Elsa is made from several layers of silk Georgette in the skirt and has a boned silk bodice overlaid with hand-cut Guipure lace. We love this lace because it has a lovely irregular edge.

The pictures for all this shoot were taken by Andrew from Lightworks Photography.

Before I forget, it's the Secret Garden Wedding Marquee Open Day at Burwash Manor tomorrow. It's a lovely venue so do pop along and have a look if you don't have a venue yet. Andrew from Lightworks will be there too so go and say hello to him too!

Friday, 20 March 2015

A Rose Print Wedding Dress





Good afternoon, how are you?

I am very busy these days, which is wonderful! Thank you to all my brides for your bookings this year! xx

Here is another of my new (ish) Collection wedding dresses. I say new-ish because I'm not sure I've had this one photographed before and it hasn't had much exposure, so it still feels new to me. It's named Rosa, for obvious reasons.

I'm lucky because I get quite a lot of variety in the dresses I'm asked to make, especially a variety of colours. However, ivory remains the most popular colour within the dresses I design. Anyway, I decided to combine the two and design a dress with a colourful print combined with a dark ivory silk. The printed bust section is a cotton print. My thinking behind it is that you could combine any printed fabric with a more traditional bridal colour, as in this dress, to come up with something that is unique to you. The other option would be to replace the printed section with a tonal lace or you could keep it plain...? As long as the fabrics worked well together, why not? Or, you could have the entire dress made of the print! That would certainly be different!

Thank you Bernadette for modelling this dress. :-)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Clementine, a new colourful wedding dress.




Here's another of my new dresses, Clementine. Named for obvious reasons perhaps? Obvious to me, because these days I need the names of the dresses to instantly remind me of the actual dress!

I really wanted to make an orangey wedding dress, but when it came down to it the colours were too orange, so I toned it down a bit and went for a softer, salmon-like colour instead.

This type of dress could also be made in ivory or white, or any colour really - it's the lace colour that determines the main colour-way because it's likely that a lace will have a narrower colour choice than the main silk of the dress. (I think it would look good as a white dress with black lace too.)

I hitched up the silk on this skirt because I like the texture it gives, but it can also be made as a smooth skirt and train if you prefer.

I hope you like it. :-)


Monday, 9 March 2015

Flowers for a Springtime Wedding


Found on: weddingchicks.com

stylemepretty.com  Bouquet by Flor del Monte

Found at: http://tumblr.owenandhunter.co.uk

Found at: http://marthastewartweddings.com

Found on http://vivreshabbychic.com


I do enjoy looking at and growing flowers, but I don't claim to be very knowledgeable about what exactly grows when and where. As spring is almost here and the Spring wedding season is now underway, I thought I'd share some images from one of my Pinterest boards 'Spring Bouquets and Flowers' for those of you who might need some inspiration for your wedding bouquet. If you use Pinterest do pop over and have a look. These images above feature at least some springtime flowers (if you're in the UK) and those on my Pinterest board do look 'Springtime-ish', even if not horticulturally accurate!