Real Bride: Helen

With the new blog, I thought it was only right to post a new blog! After an amazing year of brides, I have decided to start my new year's resolutions a bit early and begin sharing wayyy more of my real brides with you all. Since moving into the new studio in February it has been non-stop, I could not be more grateful that I am kept so busy.
I'll be writing an end of year blog in December, to sum up everything which has happened in 2019.
But for now, I thought I'd begin by writing all about my bespoke bride Helen, from July this year.

I first met Helen when we had our first fitting, back in my old studio in December 2018. We were after a bodice to go underneath a lace jacket, but also to compliment her Pronovias skirt.
I always say to compliment or get the closest colour match. This is where my work of calling suppliers and receiving samples to start finding the best match.
In the end, we went with a cream duchess satin with an ivory chiffon. The skirt was cream chiffon.
We chose a structured bodice, with boning in all seams to provide support. With a sweetheart neckline and tucked into the skirt. 

We were also asked to create a complimenting lace jacket to provide extra cover. Using Nottingham lace, this jacket was actually an updated version of the one below- a jacket from the 2018 collection. Helen loved the style as well as the boxy fit. We went down the bespoke route -about 6 as we had two garments to create. 
During our summer fittings, we focused on the details too including covered buttons from the off-cuts from the skirt hem. These buttons were used on the lace jacket. 
It was a pleasure to work with Helen, our fittings were so much fun. Receiving the photos from Jenny at Indigo and Violet Weddings and the most kindest thank you card and gift voucher.
Take a look at the photos below!

Photo: Indigo and Violet Weddings, Derbyshire. LINK for blog post: Hazel Gap Venue
Skirt: Pronovias
Top and bodice: Georgina Louise 


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