Jo came to me with lots of ideas about her wedding dress. She did not want a conventional wedding dress, in fact she liked a dress she had in her wardrobe so much she wanted the design to be quite similar. It was a knee length waisted straight dress with long cuffed sleeves. We decided to add a little extra width to the skirt to create a more floaty look.
Jo chose a beautiful French leavers lace in a cream colour to go over a luxurious heavy weight silk marocaine crepe.
Lace has such a romantic timeless quality. One layer of lace fitted to the body is all it takes to evoke a feeling of timelessness. The classic slim fitting, slightly flared style with a scalloped hem was the look Jo was after. The look of lace over skin for the sleeves with a scalloped edging creates a lovely flattering and feminine look.
The silk marocaine crepe is an exquisite fabric and is amazingly soft to touch and drapes beautifully for softer floaty styles.
A satin ribbon sash with a cabbage rose and pearl centre completed the look.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for making such a beautiful wedding dress. It was exactly what I wanted and I felt so comfortable in it all day. I had so many comments about what a gorgeous dress I was wearing and how it was very me, so it was perfect.
I couldn’t recommend Marilyn enough. She was able to bring my idea to life and seemed to know exactly what I wanted for my wedding dress. It ended up being the perfect dress for my big day! The process from first designs to finished dress was so easy and completely stress free. The only difficult part was choosing the fabric and lace, Marilyn had so many beautiful samples, I just couldn’t decide between them!