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
Autumn Wedding Fashion
It’s decidedly chilly here today so I’m sharing a picture of a dress and jacket that would be perfect for an Autumn Wedding. Dressing can be tricky for those times that might fall ‘between’ when the weather can be unreliable – and lets face it, in the UK that can mean pretty the entire year!
This exclusive design is called ‘Cheryl’ and its shown here in Silk Tweed. This fabric is soft and fluid but also cosy and warm. Put out of your head any thoughts of traditional scratchy tweed, you can feel the silk in this fabric and it’s gentle on the skin and incredibly luxurious. This sample has hand appliqued lace in a shade that picks up on one of the soft melange of colours in the fabric. The SIlk Tweed is available in a beautiful range of colours but this design would also work beautifully in lots of other fabrics too. We’d be delighted to show you the options for your perfect, personalised design when you visit us for a Consultation.
Just like all of our designs though, you can choose your own fabric from our huge collections of samples and the colour, style and all the details can be tailored to your exact requirements.
For extra warmth we’ve added one of our gorgeous Maribou stoles in soft pastel silver grey. Our maribou is supremely soft, fluffy and lavish for absolute luxury. It’s not only for warmth though – it also adds gorgeous elegance and glamour!
Hope you like it
I have a gorgeous picture of a Mother of the Groom with her brand new Daughter in Law to share today. Sue chose a completely new bespoke design in Pure Silk Dupion in a shade of pale mink. It’s overlaid with hand cut champagne lace with a delicate gold thread to add texture and sparkle.
Sophisticated and covered up, but still sexy – very Yummy Mummy!
Thank you Sue! Congratulations to you and your family.
Love Maria xx
How AMAZING does Helen Mirren look? She’s 69 (I had to check and can scarely believe it!) and looks incredible. This dress is a gorgeous choice for her – and would be amazing for a mature Bride, or for anyone who wants to rock a red carpet or other special occasion.
I love the fact that she’s choosing carefully what flesh to show – so upper arms are discreetly covered but the decollete is beautifully shown off. Sexy AND smart!
If you’d like a dress inspired by Helens choice get in touch – I’d love to help you bring your vision to life!
Love Maria xx
These amazing images just arrived from Catherine and Frank following their Wedding on the 9th of March. Dont they look amazing?
Catherine chose to combine elements from our ‘Natalie’ and ‘Amanda’ styles to create her unique Dress, and then selected an ‘Evie’ jacket to finish the look. The fabric is 100% Pure Silk Dupion in a stunning shade called ‘Gilver’ – a striking mixture of Gold and SIlver, paired here with classic black.
I think she looks stylish and elegant but most of all she looks really happy and confident. However much I love creating gorgeous styles I always know the outfit is a complete success when you notice the lady first and the dress second!
Thanks you so much for sharing your pictures with us Catherine, and many congratulations on your Wedding to your handsome and lucky Groom!
Love Maria xx