Eleanor’s five bridesmaids all wore the same style in a mix and matched range of four colours. Rose pink, pale pink, ivory and gold created a pretty and spring like colour scheme.
Official Wedding pictures by Sebastian Lomas
The style was a simple knee length dress with flared a-line skirt and straight across neckline. The dresses all had lightly boned bodices with pleated off the shoulder straps and high waistline. The contrast sash was ruched and followed the shaped waistline seam to dip lower at the back than the front. The dresses all closed with zips at centre back where the sashes tied in neat bows. Each bridesmaid had a contrast silk stole that matched her sash to wear in the church.
I also made a flower girl dress and waistcoat+bow-tie for the page boy. Abigail’s dress was made in rose-pink silk with a ruched organza sash, tiny puff sleeves and hand applique of flowers and crystals around the neckline. Barnaby wears an ivory brocade waistcoat and blue silk bow-tie.
Original Design Sketch for the grown-up dresses.
…and the little ones
Stoles are useful when the weather gets a little chilly and to keep shoulders dry.
A selection of pictures from some of the girls’ fittings. Eleanor’s five bridesmaids ranged from a tall size 8 to a petite size 16 but the style she chose was flattering to all these figures.
Everyone in their finished dresses, like an ice cream sundae!
Pretty bows finished the backs beautifully
Barnaby’s waistcoat matched the grown-up groomsmen. His bow-tie was made on a clip so it could be pinned onto his shirt for a super-easy wear.
Finished dress on the stand
Detail of the hand applqiue flowers with tiny coloured Swarovski crystals
Eleanor with her lady attendants. The wedding dress was also made by Felicity Westmacott