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Scottish Norwegian alliance

Scottish Norwegian alliance

This beautiful wedding was a long time coming. Fiona and Mharit asked us to make Mharits wedding dress, this made my day. This in fact goes a long way back, in fact, January 2019. Planning a wedding is hard. Add into that, 2 countries. Then add covid. The wedding was planned a few times over, and each time re-arranged due to Covid. Each time was so upsetting. But eventually, they got their perfect day.

I loved Mharit’s story. Beautiful talented young Scottish silver and goldsmith (see her beautiful work here), falling in love with a Norwegian man and getting married to him. Obviously, with her design skills, she was armed with sketches etc for our first meeting, and I loved her ideas.  As always, my job is to get to understand exactly what it is my client wants to achieve, and get to understand the character of the fabrics they are after and all of that. My clients might not have the right words for the fabrics or the vocabulary to explain what lace they are after etc. So this is where I must understand what they are looking for, and want to achieve. All to get the final result their exact dress for.

Mharits bespoke wedding dress

Mharit went for a silk  Ghazaar for her skirt. For the dress nerd, this is the fabric Kate Middleton’s wedding skirt used for her wedding skirt. We used a Guipure lace for the bodice. Mharit had designed a big love heart to be on the train of the skirt, made of lace motifs. We continued the love heart theme and added love heart edgings on the lace. This went on the sleeve hems, the bodice hem, the neckline of the bodice and the dress hem.

Mharit love the shimmer of this silk. She also loves the fact that it has body, so it doesn’t need an underskirt. But can hold the shape on its own, making it a lighter and more whispy dress.

For the Evening we made Mharit a tartan wool cape with velvet trim. The tartan was the Macdonald of the Isles, hunting, ancient.

Bridesmaid

Once the wedding dress was on the way. Next up was the design of a bridesmaids dress. We got a chiffon changeant in green and gold.  Construct the dress with a deep V-neck, deep ruched belt and bishop sleeves. This turned all crazy, as due to covid, we did the fitting via zoom!

Mother of the Bride

This bride and Mother of the Bride are so so close. We were over the moon when Fiona asked us if we would design for her too. We loved what she chose. A pure silk dress with fake wrap detail. She chose a silk jacket with different silk on the collar and cuffs. And then she chose a lovely lace top to go over the dress for the evening.  We also made a Tweed wrap. The tweed was the same as the father of the bride wore. The wrap had lovely pure silk liberty lining and faux fur and velvet trim.

Suppliers

Some lovely suppliers were involved in this Scottish Norwegain alliance. Iain Struthers Photography took all the lovely photographs, we absolutely love how he captured the fun of the day.

Weem Parish Church was the venue for the ceremony, and then the reception was held at the beautiful Balintaggert, our  3rd wedding there in the last few months.

Makeup by Louise from LouVonne Hair and Beauty in Aberfeldy.  Lauren from Fair Har in Crieff  on creative hair duty.

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Bride arriving in VW

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