Rachael originally chose a different dress design from my Collection, and then changed her mind half way through! She had narrowed down her selection to a couple of designs and looked great in both, which is always a tricky situation. But after asking colleagues, her mum, friends and me, she picked the design.....and then a few weeks later changed it to the one above! Luckily before I'd cut out the actual silks and lace!
The dress is very similar, but not exactly the same as my Gaia dress design, which wasn't one of Rachael's original choices, although she had tried it on at her first appointment!
The lace is a delicate ivory Chantilly lace over a silk base, with a tiny pearl trim under the bust-line. It fitted her like a glove, I was very pleased with the outcome.
Rachael maintains (still, in a recent email) that she was a 'Bridezilla' because she changed her mind about her design. I can say hand on heart that she wasn't. I will always do what I can for each bride within the time available, and I wouldn't agree to change a design if it isn't possible. :-)
I hope you like the dress. It was the best one for her I think!
By the way, thanks to everyone who has voted for me in the Four Counties Wedding Awards. I'm very touched, so thank you. The voting has been extended to November 8th at 5pm, so if you haven't voted and you would like to, there's still time. :-)