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Vintage Lace - A Restoration

Platinum Bridal Fabrics recently received an email from one of our customers, thanking us for our help with providing the wedding dress of her dreams. It is always pleasant to hear from our customers and to see what has been created with our wide range of wedding dress material.

Deanna Holden was married in November after spending months working on her dress. A vintage garment previously owned by her grandmother, the stunning dress had suffered with age; much of the exquisite vintage lace on the dress had yellowed and several frays and tears were evident. Restoring the dress was a complex task, made more difficult by the Holden’s modest budget.

“Both my mother and grandmother were married in the dress,” Deanna wrote, “and I had my heart set on wearing it too. At first, I thought the wear and tear to the dress would prevent it being worn but after calling Platinum Bridal Fabrics and speaking to a member of their helpful and professional team, I realised that my dream could come true.”

Deanna had tried to source vintage lace but had found it prohibitively expensive. After browsing our website and ordering free samples, she discovered Amy Ivory lace in our extensive range. Noticing that the bridal lace was almost a perfect match for the damaged lace on the vintage dress and that it was well within her budget, Deanna realised that her dream of restoring her grandmother’s wedding gown was achievable.

“It took quite a lot of work to make the dress perfect,” Deanna told us. “When I finally finished, after much help from the Platinum Bridal Fabrics team, I was so happy. My mum burst into tears when she saw the completed dress for the first time and told me how proud my grandmother would be. I hope to be able to pass the dress on to my own daughter in the future”.

We would like to thank Deanna for her email and urge our other customers to send us their own stories for sharing on this news page. For more information on our comprehensive and enticing range of bridal lace, crystal embellishments, lace appliqué and wedding dress material, please contact a member of our professional and dedicated team.

For more information then please call us today on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine - Crystal Motifs

Continually extending our collection is important to Platinum Bridal Fabrics in order to maintain our enviable reputation as having one of the widest choices of wedding dress material, laces and embellishments, available in the UK. Hot on the heels of the brand-new crystal trims introduced in our previous article come three new crystal motifs. Adding one or several crystal motifs to a wedding dress can make it truly unique, the sparkles and glimmers providing an enticing, feminine aura...

Motifs join with crystal trims and belts to form the 'Crystal Embellishments' section of our website. They are suitable for a wide range of uses but are most particularly suited to bridal wear, adding a personalised finishing touch to the bride's or bridesmaids' gowns. Pearls, beads and diamantes combine to catch light in a myriad of ways, continually changing colours as the dress moves and bringing excitement and shape to the fabric.

Tucana, named after the 'Toucan' constellation in the southern sky, is a shimmering creation featuring a large diamante at the centre of a large flower. Leaves subtly radiate from the flower, whose petals are formed from spherical white beads outlined with white sequins. Utilising a tubular beading technique, the leaves' ability to reflect light is magnified by the Champagne-coloured metallic outlining thread.

Our second new addition is the obliquely-angled Delta. This exciting floral motif is supplied as a pair and is heavily embellished with an attractive selection of diamantes, beads and sequins which give it an engaging, glamourous look. At the centre of each flower nestles a large diamante which refracts light over the petals, giving them life.

Cupid, the mythological Roman God of Desire, gives his name to the third new crystal motif added to our extensive collection. This stylish motif has a unique feel, combining modern with traditional; it is ideally suited for adding to vintage lace garments. Usually applied to the neckline of a bodice or dress, the motif features complex embroidery utilising a variety of large diamantes, beads and pearls, affixed with thread to a background of tulle. Cupid motifs can be simply and invisibly attached to a dress using the tulle overlap of the motif edge.

All of these crystal embellishments will be available to purchase from the end of November. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer samples as we do with our bridal lace because each motif comes complete and ready to be used. However, to ensure full peace of mind when ordering, we offer a two-week money back guarantee on all returns in their original state.

Crystal embellishments continue to grow in popularity and Platinum Bridal Fabrics are pleased to offer these new additions. For more information on any of our wide range of brocade fabric, lace applique, wedding dress material and more, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to guide you through the options available to create the perfectly personalised wedding dress you desire.

For more information then please call us today on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.


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