Jo was one of those special brides who crossed my path & deposited a little something of herself into my heart. She started planning her wedding day more than a year before it arrived. From our first appointment I could sense that she was a romantic at heart. She knew exactly what she wanted her wedding dress to look like & I was granted the privilege of making her dress dreams come true.
She was the perfect Vintage bride, with touches of old world charm throughout her wedding. Her wedding dress fitted the bill so well that a guest at the wedding even asked her if her dress was a real vintage wedding dress.
The A-line mermaid style of Jo’s dress flattered her figure in all the right spots with the sleeveless V-neck being most flattering on her. Her choice in colour was a beautiful shade of champagne. The lace was exquisite – embroidered corded lace with delicate bead work to add a hint of sparkle onto a webbed mesh. The border of this lace was so beautiful & it was perfect for appliquéing it around the hem & neckline. The tulle frill around the hemline of the dress added that extra something special to this wedding dress (fun fact: the un-gathered tulle frill measured 20.1 meters in length!).
The delicate lace back added a romantic touch while dome shaped buttons completed the vintage look & feel of this wedding dress.
I know I say this every time (and so I will continue to say until the end of my days as a wedding dress designer): I absolutely loved making this wedding dress! I can say that about every wedding dress I make, as each one is so uniquely suited to the bride wearing it. Jo inside her dress, radiant on her wedding day, is what made her dress so gorgeous & special.
I was so touched by making Jo’s wedding dress that it inspired me to write one of my previous blog posts: From the heart of a wedding dress designer.
I’ll tell you more about her very talented friends (as bridesmaids) and their bridesmaid’s dresses in another post to come.
Photos by TJ Photography: http://www.tjweddingphotographers.co.za/