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Tag Archives: Embellishment

Vintage Wedding Dress Upcycle for Madelie

lace applique to customise wedding dress

Madalie came to me for a vintage wedding dress upcycle. She had her mother’s beautiful 1970’s wedding dress and she wanted to wear it, made anew, for her own wedding day. The dress Madalie brought to our consultation meeting wasn’t the right size or style for her modern wedding day. We agreed to unpick and...

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Diamante belt wedding dress for Alice

bride walks on lawn, layered silk train and belt

Alice’s beautiful diamante belt wedding dress was made in layers of white chiffon with hand beaded detailing. I made Alice’s dress with a fitted and boned bodice. I designed a soft v-shaped neckline and invisible zip back closure. Her waistline is decorated with a double loop of hand beading in Swarovski diamante stones. Then we...

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Halloween Wedding Dress in Las Vegas

las vegas wedding alternative bride and groom white and purple

Gorgeous Ellie was married in Vegas on Halloween and her dress was a wonderful mixture of fifties shape, modern styling and subtle Halloween detail.

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Downton Abbey Wedding dress: Country fete styled Photoshoot

ivory silk chiffon georgette downton abbey wedding dress

Our photoshoot with elegant Downton Abbey vibes and breezy summer colours made this August wedding day the perfect country fete styled wedding.

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Green and gold waterfall-train lace wedding dress for Felicity (me!)

Embroidered wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott

Having worked so much in ivory and white I decided to be bright and colourful on my own wedding day. My dress was made with a boned bodice in green silk with a gold lace overlay. The bodice has a pointed waistline, sweetheart neckline, shaped straps and a peplum at the back. The bodice fastened...

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Cafe silk and black lace corset fishtail wedding dress for Jessica

plussize curvey bride custom wedding dress
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Tea length pink and brown wedding dress and bolero for mature bride, Suzanne

knee length informal wedding dress with shrug made to measure

Suzanne commissioned a pretty dress and bolero made up in taffeta and chiffon. The knee-length dress has a fitted and boned bodice with gentle sweet-heart shaped neckline and slim straps. The dress is made from shot taffeta (shot pink/green/ivory) with chocolate chiffon on top, the chiffon is ‘plaited’ down the front of the bodice and...

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Butterfly wing hand beaded ivory and aqua blue wedding dress for Katie

butterfly and orchid wedding

Butterfly wing dress with pale blue green edging and hand beading. Official Wedding pictures by www.katebellinger-photography.co.uk Simple ivory satin dress with sweetheart neckline and halter strap. The bias-cut skirt flows from the underbust line with silk georgette ‘wing’ panels laid over the top and extending onto the train at the back. The beading was all...

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Ethereal lace and chiffon cowl back wedding dress for Vicki

cowl back wedding dress with train silk georgette and satin

Vicki commissioned a dress in ivory soft satin and Georgette with a cowl back and hand appliqu?d lace. Official photographs by Vivien Woods A short video of Vikki’s dress being worn here: Vicki’s?Dress The dress has and empire line bodice, lightly boned with a sweetheart neckline and shaped straps. The skirt was made of layered...

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Teal blue silk Flamenco inspired wedding dress for mature bride Liz

waterfall frill skirt wedding dress bespoke

Made in teal shot silk Liz’s dress has a boned bodice with ruching to the hip and a wide off the shoulder neckline. The skirt falls in graduated tiers of waterfall frills. Hand applique of teal lace adds sparkle and texture to the neckline and skirt. Liz had shoes dyed and embellished with matching lace...

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