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Brand New Wedding Dress Embellishments - 10% Off!

This month is no exception with six brand new Crystal Trims and Motifs now available -  there is still time to take advantage of the sparkly April special offers at Platinum Bridal Fabrics with a 10% introductory discount!

We are extremely excited to bring you this new and enthralling collection, an exceptional range that is guaranteed to delight and inspire. The collection features:

Apollo Crystal Dress Trim

An elegantly-narrow trim composed of a flamboyant mixture of pearls, beads and diamantés. These embellishments have been embroidered by hand onto a base of fine ivory tulle and combine antique style with modern a twist.

Xena Crystal Dress Trim

Fit for a warrior princess! This is a design perfect for the sunshine season thanks to the metallic beads used in its manufacture - reflective and evocative, the gorgeous crystal trim can be used to create a variety of unique looks.

Oracle Crystal Embroidery

Big, bold and beautiful, Oracle crystal embroidery is a perfect complement to a vintage lace style and gets its powerful look from the wirework, beads and combination of round and teardrop-shaped diamantés. An unusual piece that is sure to get everyone talking.

Basilica Crystal Embroidery

Pure drama, Basilica announces itself to the world in a shapely cluster of beads, pearls and diamantés, topped with an abstract twist of foliage. A real eye-catcher that would work best with a simple, understated gown.

Thrace Crystal Embroidery

With cool, quiet elegance, Thrace draws immediate attention to itself with its large central diamanté, around which radiate undulating curves of beads and pearls. This is one for a bride with real taste.

Virgil Crystal Embroidery - The final new piece added to our collection of wedding dress embellishments is another that will add the perfect finishing touch to a vintage lace wedding dress. This is one of our personal favourites and we can’t wait to see how our creative customers use Virgil crystal embroidery.

Save 10% from now until midnight on April 30th 2015  when you buy these brand new wedding dress embellishments with Platinum Bridal Fabrics! Don’t forget to share photographs with us of your gown and the process of designing and making it - check out our online gallery for more inspiration.

Amber Ivory Lace - A Magical Vintage Dress

A recent email, sent to us by blushing bride Carissa, was no exception and we are sure you will agree with us that her gown was a truly exceptional creation!

Carissa knew that she wanted to opt for a vintage bridal lace style, with the Edwardian era having a particular attraction for her. The uniquely-beautiful wedding gown she created was inspired by other bespoke designs she had seen, each of which featured two distinct components - a boned corset bodice and an attractive sheath dress expertly laid over the top. Both components worked flawlessly together and the bride’s figure was accentuated with a tightening sash at the waist.

As Carissa was working organically without a pattern, there was a lot of trial-and-error involved in getting the look exactly right. Her original plan for an A-line skirt eventually morphed into a column-type skirt with inserted godet as she worked, realising that pattern-matching could be a challenge for someone who freely admits to never having attempted to sew with lace before!

To find exactly the right lace, Carissa carried out lots of online research and found that Platinum Bridal Fabrics had “the best selection” along with “clear pictures and descriptions of the fabrics”. She ordered many samples of our bridal fabrics before finally settling on Amber lace as she found it to be “unique and not the traditional diamond-style pattern of many laces”. Carissa commented that our service was “amazing” and that all of her samples and lace arrived within two days of ordering.

Amber ivory lace is composed of striking column motifs that march boldly across the full width of the design. There are two column designs - one softly curving and the other with a more ornate style - and the ground weave has a mesmerising display of abstract shapes, each formed from the very finest ivory thread. Catching the light here and there are subtly-placed sequins, giving Amber a distinctly magical vintage lace appeal.

Platinum Bridal Fabrics would like to say a big thank you to Carissa for sharing images of her wedding gown with us which were taken by photographer Matthew Bishop Photography & the reason 'the photos are so good!'  You can see more of Matthew Bishop's work on his website

Please keep your photographs and emails coming in and you could soon be featuring in our newsletter, which reaches thousands of people every month. Platinum Bridal Fabrics - wedding dress material of distinction.

Ivory Lace - Save 15% With Platinum Bridal Fabrics!

12 of our very favourite ivory bridal lace designs are included and each features a 15% price discount for a limited time.

How will you choose from our Tempting Twelve?! Let Platinum Bridal Fabrics get you started with an introduction to Fabulous Four of them…

Amber Ivory Lace

This unusual design leaps right out off the page, snaring the eye with geometric beauty. Towering column motifs, which extend the entire width of this wedding dress material, evoke vintage lace and modern bridal couture simultaneously with their dual design - ornate mixes fluidly and seamlessly with minimal to create a lace that needs only the most subtle of sequin embellishments to complement its luxurious embroidery.

Karen Ivory Lace

Unashamedly glam, this is a wedding lace with attitude and combines a selection of expert techniques in its fabrication. Matching fringed and scalloped borders surround a body that, corded with the most delicate ivory thread, has exceptional 3-dimensional qualities and a contrasting array of textures and weaves.

Melissa Ivory Lace

Fine, Floaty, Feminine and Fabulous! Melissa is a laser lace, meaning that powerful light has been used to cut floral designs precisely from satin fabric - these pieces are hand-embroidered onto the lace. Filigree thread of brightly-reflective silver is our designer’s material of choice for the embroidery and ivory lace edging is also available to complement this dainty material.

Madeleine Ivory Lace

This wedding fabric has been a hit ever since we introduced it to our collection and it is showing no signs of falling out of favour just yet! A border lace which indulgently features both beading and cording, Madeleine is rich and regal with its vibrant floral motifs embellished with beads and gold filigree thread. Sequins complete the premium fabric which is exclusively available in Ivory.

Don’t forget that you can use our Request-a-Sample service to see and feel the unrivalled quality of our wedding dress material - your first two are absolutely free with compliments of Platinum Bridal Fabrics. Click for more information.

A Must for all Bridal Fabric Lovers - Janet Wilson's Sourcebook

This outstanding reference work describes in detail every one of the more than 600 fabrics in circulation today and Janet has, after visiting our popular stand at the Textile Forum Fabric Show in London, very kindly decided to include us in the Fabric Sourcing section of her website.

Janet has held many posts in the textile industry and lectures internationally on the subject. She has been a lecturer for more than 25 years in many prestigious schools and universities and also provides training to several retail companies involved with textiles and fashion.

Janet’s impressive book is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone who works with fabrics, whether for pleasure or as a profession. Comprehensive, easily-accessible and with gorgeous illustrations, the work is published by Thames & Hudson and is marketed across the globe.

Each entry in Janet’s unrivalled sourcebook includes many details about each fabric, from details of its construction and history to a list of typical uses and defining characteristics. The book is a browser’s delight yet is also impeccably cross-referenced and features a thorough bibliography and helpful glossary.

As Platinum Bridal Fabrics supply such a massive range of quality material, we will be featuring in plenty of the website’s Fabric Sourcing sections. We will be listed in no less than 25 categories which include such richly diverse fabrics as lace, satin, Jacquard, Georgette, brocade and lace appliqué.

Janet’s website divides fabric suppliers into General Public, Trade Only and General Public & Trade. Platinum Bridal Fabrics will feature in the General Public & Trade section as our miles of wedding dress material are used by first-timers and seasoned wedding couture designers alike.  

You can visit Janet’s website at www.classicandmodernfabrics.com to find out more about her work and obtain a copy of the book, which is a must for anyone with a love for fabric.

Check out some of our bridal lace, embellished fabric, lace appliqués and crystal embroidery to find out what makes Platinum bridal Fabrics the best. Don’t forget about our handy sample service too!

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