It seems like yesterday that Heather and her mother came for their first appointment to design Heather’s wedding gown. It was six years ago! Heather’s wish was to convert her grandmother’s wedding dress into a more contemporary design. Heather was keeping with tradition, as her mom wore the gown when she got married.
It was a beautiful Chantilly lace dress with layers and layers of petticoat ruffles. The train was tiered tulle edged with Chantilly lace. We changed the true waisted ball gown silhouette that her grandmother and mother wore, to a long torso gown with the same full skirt and train effect.
Taking the dress apart required patience. The lace was showing it’s age and was very delicate. We painstakingly disassembled the dress. Each part was reassigned to be a new part of Heather’s dress. I had to add new lining layers, a petticoat and a bit of new lace, but most of Heather’s dress came from her grandmother’s beautiful gown.
The process took several months and multiple fittings. The end result was a very happy bride on her wedding day.