Ok World! I took these photos of Leslie’s dress in OCTOBER. Seriously. October. I can’t believe how time has flown by I can’t let another day go by with out sharing these photos! Leslie is my beautiful sister-in-law.
And her dress is my favorite.
I put so much love into each dress that I make that sometimes I have a hard time letting go when I’m done. They are like my children. I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!! Enough gushing. On to the dress specs:
Leslie’s custom gown is an english net with applied venise lace appliques. (Side note, a million little lace appliques, I’m not exaggerating here. I took 5 different lace patterns and made them all into one amazing collage.) Her lining is a blush-y peach colored silk charmeuse. Her sweetheart neckline features daisy lace, with medallions on her pinched cap sleeves, that sweep onto her lower back highlighting her covered buttons and loop tape. Her custom veil also features matching lace appliques and compliments her beaded headpiece.
I’ve given up on narrowing down Liz’s photos. There’s a bit more than I usually post, but I love them all, so here you go.
Liz’s dress is a hand cut French Chantilly lace, applied onto an English net base with silk charmeuse and fabric covered buttons. Her round neckline is bias bound, and every one of those buttons has an authentic loop on her sleeves. She was so patient with me buttoning each one to test the fit of her sleeves during her fittings. Totally worth it. Her bodice has a subtle bustier effect with the lace appliqued in a sweetheart shape, dipping down to her natural waist at the side seams. The English net layer on her skirt is full to the tune of 15 yards, with panels of lace tendrils climbing up along the eyelash lace scalloped hem. I’m in LOVE with this dress!
Brenn’s custom gown began as a dress purchased at a vintage shop in Europe. We reused the original lace from the skirt and part of the flounce on the bodice, and incorporated five other new coordinating laces or nets, and a new, fully nude colored lining to keep the dress light and sheer, yet completely modest. Brenn was a blast to work with! And something about her dress made me seriously homesick for the woods of Massachusetts, and reading Emily Dickinson poems on the lawn.
Raechel’s custom wedding gown is a beautiful soft white silk taffeta, with a rhinestone scoop neckline, fitted mid-length short sleeves, midriff band to the natural waist and a full ballgown. Her skirt features pleats in the front and a full, permanently bustled train. You can see more photos of her dress (by me) here, but if you ask me, her wedding day photographer did an awesome job capturing the dress!
Raechel’s custom wedding gown is a beautiful soft white silk taffeta, with a rhinestone scoop neckline, fitted mid-length short sleeves, midriff band to the natural waist and a full ballgown. Her skirt features pleats in the front and a full, permanently bustled train.
Sydney ‘s custom wedding gown is a mermaid cut alencon lace, with a scalloped sweetheart neckline, elbow length sleeves and empire waist ruffle detail. Her veil is a soft ivory chiffon. and cap sleeves.
Emrey’s Custom wedding gown is a bias cut silk charmeuse with nude colored silk cutouts on the sides and upper back. Cut-outs feature hand appliqued French Chantilly overlays. Her sweetheart neckline and strong, pleated shoulders add a touch of modern flair, as well as fluttery lace details on the neckline. Paneled side godets, and delicate buttons follow to the length of the train to complete the look, as well as a silk cathedral length veil.