Design your own Mother of the Bride outfit
I have a truly stunning Mother of the Bride to share with you today!
This is the lovely Margaret in her very own, bespoke designs. Her dress is a variation on our Amanda style. This flattering shape with side swept pleats suits almost every one. Margaret wanted her dress cut with a sweetheart neckline so we were delighted to oblige. She chose a Silver Pure Silk Dupion fabric with a contrasting shade of Turquoise Pure SIlk Dupion for the highlights.
Margaret also chose two jackets for the two separate celebrations – the first is a longer length version of our Evie jacket in Pure Silk Dupion. The jacket collar facing and lining was in Turquioise silk and the sleeve buttons are Swarovski crystal. The second jacket is a panelled variation on our Lola jacket in a heavily embroidered beaded lace in a darker shade of silver.
Naturally the waist embellishment on the dress had to match each look so we made it removable. To cordinate with Silk jacket there is a matching bow with contrast lining and a diamante brooch, and for the lace jacket a lace bow with a different brooch.
Every detail of these pieces was chosen by Margaret to be exactly what she wanted and we loved guiding her through all the choices. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of your family and gorgeous daughter Margaret. You can see more images below
The Bespoke Design process.
I’ve been working on some more bespoke designs today. I love getting busy with the sketch pad and working out the final details of a design. I never have a problem coming up with new ideas – the problem is sorting through them all to make sure I get the right match for the Client’s personal style. This is a vital part of what we offer – the world is full of ‘off the peg’ solutions but I want to make clothes that reflect the personal and unique style of my Client!
The picture above shows the second stage of the bespoke design process and the sketches that I produce to finalise a design after a Consultation. The hat, fabric, colour and diamonte trims shown are just a few of the thousands of options available. Sometimes a Client will fall in love with a particular fabric sample or colour and it can help me formulate the design when I have them in front of me. We have an amazing collection of diamante trims to choose from too so I like having the prettiest bits of bling around me to make sure I select the perfect ones.
Once the sketches are finished I just have to wait for my lovely Client to make the final decision. I know that this can take time. Making a decision about the right look is an important one, especially when you now the Wedding photographs and video are going to last a lifetime. I do strongly believe though that when we get the combination right the Client just ‘knows’. When we get the magic combination everything falls into place and all the stress of making the decision falls away.
Once thats done we’re one step closer to another unique, made to measure, personal style statement for another ‘Yummy Mummy’ Mother of the Bride.
We just received these pictures from Anita. Doesn’t she look amazing? This is absolutely how you do Grown Up Glamour!
This is our Hollie Dress – a cocktail dress in pure silk with long vertical panels and a contrasting piping that can be worn on or off the shoulder. Anita chose to pair it with a jacket in deep rose silk – a beautiful and very sophisticated combination.
Theres another picture of Anita below, and I’ve also put a picture of our model, Eli, wearing the dress too so you can see the sleek lines.
Thank you so much for sharing your pictures Anita, you look stunning!
Love Maria xx