Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Mother of the Bride

Photo by Dave Nunn Wedding Photography

I made all ten of Ferns brides maid dresses, which i blogged about here.  I also made the mother of the Bride dress for her mum Janice.  The dress was initially going to be for Ladies Day at Ascot, which Fern and all her lovely ladies went to as a part of her many hen nights.  But once the ideas started to flow she wanted this dress to be for the big day.  The most important dress in a woman's life is her wedding dress, the second most important dress is the dress she wears to her child's wedding.  I felt more pressure making this dress than i did all ten brides maid dresses put together!

 The idea for this dress was very much lead by the fabric.  After going through my fabric sample book with both Fern and her mum, we chose the fabrics and lace.  Then i designed the dress around them.  It is very much inspired by a dress Marilyn Monroe wore, that very dress was for sale in the Vintage shop i worked at in London, The Girl Can't Help it.  I would spend many hours gazing at the dress in the shop, imagining what it would have been like on the lady herself.

The dress was a coffee coloured satin pencil skirt wiggle dress, over laid with exquisite cream cored lace.  I used the same coffee satin as a waist sash as i am a firm believer that the waist should be emphasised when ever possible.

Photo by Dave Nunn Wedding Photography

Photo by Dave Nunn Wedding Photography

Photo by Dave Nunn Wedding Photography

 I got in touch with B Millinery, who made a beautiful bespoke hat using the same coffee satin and cram lace as the dress.

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