Butterfly wing hand beaded ivory and aqua blue wedding dress for Katie
Butterfly wing dress with pale blue green edging and hand beading.
Official Wedding pictures by www.katebellinger-photography.co.uk
Simple ivory satin dress with sweetheart neckline and halter strap. The bias-cut skirt flows from the underbust line with silk georgette ‘wing’ panels laid over the top and extending onto the train at the back. The beading was all applied by hand, a mix of Swarovski crystals, natural quartz and turquoise stones, seed beads and sequins. The beading was thickly applied around the neckline, fading away over the bodice and applied in informal scatters on the coloured wing edges.
Katie designed the look and detail of her whole wedding day to perfection. She is a designer herself and knew exactly what she wanted!
Visit Katie’s website to see more of her work and so see how she can help with the concept and design of your big day!
Katie Wrote: I want to thank Felicity for making me the most wonderful wedding dress! I tried on quite a few ready made ones and had an idea of what I wanted but nothing was quite right. It was very easy taking my ideas to Felicity who designed and then made the perfect dress for my special day. I was able to incorporate my colour scheme (Aqua) and theme (Butterflies) by having the dress made specifically for me and of course it also meant that it fitted beautifully. The cost worked out at no more than buying a shop bought one too!
I had so many compliments on the day itself and am still getting them now when people see the photos- I would highly recommend using Felicity’s services to anyone who is getting married…. Many thanks, Katie.
I was also privileged to make a wedding dress for Katie’s mother who was married the same year. You can see pictures of her tea length wedding dress here.
Menswear for Katie
Katie commissioned tie and hankie sets for her groom and the groomsmen to match the pale green edges of her dress.
After her wedding Lauren booked a ‘treasure the dress’ photo-shoot and came back with this (and other) wonderful fashion-spread style images. Similar shoots can be booked via The Image Cella .Packages start at £100
Making Katie’s Dress
Pictures from Katie’s last fitting before the beading was applied.
Working out the wing edge shapes by cutting them out of paper and pinning them to the dress.
The beading was all applied by hand, a mix of Swarovski crystals, natural quartz and turquoise stones, seed beads and iridescent sequins. The beading is thickly applied around the neckline, fading away over the bodice and applied in informal scatters on the pale green wing edges.
The train spread out and buttoned up for dancing.