Monday, 26 October 2015

4 Counties Wedding Awards

I've entered a bridal supplier competition!!!

I don't normally do this sort of thing. To be honest, I'm just too shy mostly. However I've bitten the bullet and entered a regional competition: The Four Counties Wedding Awards.

If I've made your dress in the last 12 months and you would like to vote for me, please do so! My entry is mainly about customer service and going the extra mile.

I will be very grateful :-) Just click on the badge to the right there, and follow the links to vote. Voting closes at midnight on the 31st Oct.

Thank you! xxx



Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Bright Pink Wedding Dress

image by alanmillerphotography.com

Every once in a while I am asked to make something a bit different, and back in the springtime, Sherie set me a brief for a vibrant coloured dress (with pockets) that could be worn again for other events, and this is the result. I love this dress! Sherie wore her own cuff-links with the dress, and it has a bright green lining inside the skirt, which sadly I don't have any pictures of, but you'll have to take my word for it!

The first and last images by photographer Alan Miller, and the ones in between are my work in progress shots.

I hope you like it.







image by alanmillerphotography.com






Friday, 2 October 2015

Springtime Sage Green & Vintage Lace Wedding Dress



This is springtime bride Julie (and her husband), who, as the title suggests, wore a sage green silk dress with a vintage-y looking nude/oyster coloured lace overlay.

When Julie first came to see me, she wasn't looking for anything traditionally bridal in colour, and was originally thinking of  a richer blue or green colour, with comfort being a priority for her. We looked at a few green and blue laces but none hit the spot, so I suggested that she go on an exploration of some of the fabric shops in London to see if anything caught her eye. (I often send people off with a list of potential shops if I have nothing in the studio that matches their ideas.)


It did, and Julie came back with a small piece of the lace she'd found to show me, but as I recall, there wasn't much of it left on the roll in the shop. We discussed and revised the design again and I advised her to buy the remaining piece of lace and said that I would draft the dress pattern to fit in with the amount of remaining lace she had bought. I always naturally take in to account the shape and pattern of the fabric being used, but not as stringently as I did for this dress! We needed to keep it simple to use the fabric effectively. Luckily Julie was happy with a simple design, and the lace looked great as a result.


The under-layer colour was chosen after the lace was finalised to a shot sage-green/gold-ish silk Dupion which complemented the lace perfectly.