Safiya commissioned a backless wedding dress made up in white silk satin.
Official Wedding pictures by Indigo Images
The skirt was bias cut and cut slim to the hips but with more fullness at the hem and a medium length train. The backless bodice featured cross-over straps with chain embroidery.
Embroidery was separate from ‘Hand and Lock‘
Original design sketch
Safiya wrote: The biggest of Thank you’s 2 u. You didn’t let me down. I’m soooo grateful. Bann xx …Thought I’d send you a card to thank you once again. Hopefully then you’ll know how grateful I am for everything you did…
The train of Safiya’s dress hooked up for the evening so she could dance unhindered.
detail of embroidered chain
The chain embroidery was carried out by ‘Hand and Lock‘
We created the pattern for Safiya’s dress and made up a practice run to check fit. The paper pattern pieces for the embroidered panels were then sent, along with the silk fabric to Hand and Lock to be embellished. This is how they looked on their return.
Pictures from the final fitting showing front, back and back with train hooked up (plus veil).
A hidden gem – Safiya’s something blue was a group of three Swarovski crystals sewn inside the lining