Lydia came to me with an idea about the vision for her wedding and what she wanted her dress to look like. We designed her gown from scratch, starting with pencil sketches and measurements. Throughout a number if fittings we slowly started bringing her ideas to life through toiling.
Lydia chose every detail from the shape of the open back, to the tie features and curved hem. She wanted to be comfortable but still feel like a bride. Her wedding had a very relaxed, intimate and natural feel, and we wanted to reflect this in her dress. The dress fabric is a hammered silk-satin to give that really organic and free-spirited feel. Get in touch to start your very own bespoke dress journey with us today.
✦ The consultation process ✦
We started off throwing some ideas back a fourth, images of details that Lydia wanted to incorporate as well as the fit and feel of the dress. We talked a lot about the vibe of her wedding and the sort of feel it was going to be. I had a couple of really exciting ideas to begin with and we just started to roll with it! I showed Lydia some amazing fabric I had in mind and this one in particular grabbed her from the beggining. It was a hammered silk-satin, which was really leightweight and floaty. This was exactly what she wanted! So we finalised her design, focusing on the open back shape rather a lot. We contemplated whether to have straight lines to compliment the V-neckline or whether to have a curved open back to compliment her back shape. Lydia went with striaght lines all the way down to the waist band. This meant she would have a gorgeous little peek-a-boo section from the side angle when she lifted her arm up.
✦ The Fitting Process ✦
The fitting process is so exciting for me. It's the time where I get to see your vision become a reality! We completed a handfull of fitting in my studio, over a number of months. Once we had the perfet fit, it was just little details like, how long to make the ties, pinching in at the right places, and lastly, the hem.
✦ Covid-19 ✦
Similar to so many wedding this year, Lydia and Eli's wedding fell right in amongst all the restricutions due to the current coronavirus pandemic. In march 2020 we paused fittings for the time being and stayed locked down. The lockdown lifted and we had a couple of months to get Lydias wedding dress completed! We took all the precausions and finalised her bespoke gown in the last couple of fittings. The best things of all, Lydia and Eli streamed their wedding live for all their freinds who couldn't make the wedding, and I have to say, it was truley magical.
Fabulous photography by Becky Welford Photography.