Wedding Dresses

Turquoise…. bringer of good fortune!

When my good friend Jo’s then boyfriend proposed to her… I was so happy for her… and even more excitement, when she asked me to make her dress.  Jo was certain, she wanted a colour, she went for turquoise, as John John always loved her in that colour. I had a formal appointment with Jo: it was really difficult as we usually just giggle and make no sense at all. But I needed to know all about what she wanted from her dress. I love making coloured wedding dresses, but I think they must be very distinctive, and must have something exclusive about them, so that you know this lady is the bride.

Jo had a couple of things she told me: how she liked her body, and the types of clothes he always said she looked nice in.


Jo had a trip to London planned, and she arranged an appointment with this very brilliant fabric shop in London I use a lot, called Joel & Son Fabrics. She came back with some lovely samples, from which i made a design brief.


Jo’s dress was then made in calico, so we could see the neckline etc. and then we made it in the silk fabric.


Jo went for a pure silk georgette, and a silk satin for the straps, sashes and belt. The georgette had tiny pintuck detail on the front, and a little keyhole, to create detail on the bust area.


I think Jo looked lovely.  She achieve a contemprary bride look. She got a stunning head dress from Rene Walrus and to top it all off Ditte from Firstlight Weddings took the photographs.








We love the result… what do you think?


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