Wedding Dress For Emily
This dress was made from layers of silk satin, chiffon and delicate beaded lace. Real button and loops closed the back and Emily had sashes in two colours, ‘sand’ and ‘royal purple’ to wear for different parts of her day.
Official photography by www.jeaphotography.co.uk
A fitted and boned bodice with beaded Parisian lace. The sweetheart neckline and straps are trimmed with scalloped edging. The lace extends over the full skirt in handkerchief points below a silk satin sash. The skirt is made of floaty silk chiffon divided at the front to reveal the shine of the satin below.
Emily said: Almost everyone who came to the wedding commented on the dress. I spent a lot of the day telling people about you! People made such lovely comments about how beautiful it was and I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful I felt in it.
Original design sketch
This French lace was beaded to order and is known as ‘Chantilly’ lace.
The back of the bodice dipped low with the shear beaded lace used above, all closing with satin covered buttons and loops.
The train was trimmed with pretty scalloped lace edging.
Emily had two changeable sashes, one in ‘sand’ for the ceremony and this royal purple for later in the day.
Detail of the buttons and loops on the lace at the back of the dress.
Making Emily’s Dress
The making process includes a ‘toile’ or practice run where the dress is made in cheap fabrics to check the fit and design.
Pictures from Emily’s fittings show the dress with both colours of sash and with the train spread out and as hooked up for dancing.