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Couture on Camera — A Wonderland Wedding Dress

Gemma strikes again! The absolutely beautiful designer wedding gowns you see in these photographs were created by the uniquely-talented Gemma Sargent, who regularly uses our wedding dress fabrics in her work. It isn't just us who thinks her designs are amazing – these pictures were recently featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and drew some of the most breathless reactions when they were revealed…

Gemma Sargent owns the eponymous couture design studio (www.gemmasargent.com), which was founded in 2008 and became rapidly successful, thanks to her talent, hard work and dedication. The studio specialise in designing and making bespoke bridal wear, from the essential wedding gown to all of the accessories including veils, sashes, belts, jewellery, hairpieces and boleros. All of the garments are made painstakingly by hand in Edinburgh, where potential customers can also browse a huge range of ready-to-wear garments and fabric samples.

The couture studio employs a handful of cherry-picked staff, each member selected for their flair, experience and knowledge. All of the team are fashion and clothing graduates who have received extensive training in the many difficult and complex techniques involved with tailoring, dressmaking and corsetry. Each bride-to-be is treated on a totally individual basis, working closely with the team to create the dress of her dreams.

The photoshoot was organised and carried out by www.photographsbyeve.co.uk and many of the fabrics and trims were purchased from us. Fabrics used include:

  • Mimosa Beaded Lace Applique – these pairs of appliques were used throughout the bodice of the dress and also used in complementary fashion on the straps. Not to mention the delicacy and femininity of the Anna Chantilly Lace Trim, inculding the belt which features Equilibrium Crystal Appliqué

  • Sarah Ivory Lace – this is one of our favorites here at Bridal Fabrics, a gorgeous corded lace that blossoms with a floral design surrounded by swirling stems and luscious leaves. Identical borders frame the lace, which is available in both White and Ivory.

From first-time home dressmakers to highly-experienced professional couture designers, a hugely-diverse range of people choose Bridal Fabrics to ensure the biggest choice and the best quality. Why not join them? Visit our product pages above to see what we've got for you!

Can You Believe It's FIVE YEARS Since THIS Happened?!

Kate bridal lace

Well doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!? It’s pretty hard to believe that it has been a full FIVE YEARS since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot but the couple celebrated their anniversary on April 29th. It was a wedding in true royal style and of course, everyone at Bridal Fabrics had their eyes on the bride’s dress, which was made using Kate bridal lace. Lets recap on that fairytale romance!

The Meeting

Wills met his former bride in 2001 at St Andrews University, where they both attended. The Prince saw Kate in a charity fashion show and was instantly smitten, though the two were friends and roommates for a time before anything romantic took place. Kate split with her current boyfriend in 2003, clearing the way for the Prince to move graciously in, inviting her on a luxurious skiing holiday (she, of course, accepted just as graciously!). After this, the couple were inseparable and, despite media pressure, successfully established a relationship.

Wills Proposes

We found out that Kate Middleton was to become an official princess on November 16th 2010, when the engagement was formally announced. Kate proudly shows off the gorgeous sapphire ring worn by Princess Diana, which Wills has carried with him in his rucksack for 3 weeks as the couple safari across Kenya. She said that the proposal was ‘very romantic’ but declined to give further details of the personal moment.

That Dress!

Kate’s wedding gown was absolutely stunning, regal and lacy with gorgeous long sleeves and a satin train behind the blushing bride. The antique lace style reminded fashionistas of Grace Kelly and their eagle eyes spotted the blue ribbon that was carefully sewn into the bodice of the gown for her ‘something blue’. Kate carried a bouquet containing myrtle, as has every royal bride since Queen Victoria. Everyone agreed that she was the true picture of beauty – and Wills didn’t look too bad either!

Congratulations to Wills and Kate on the five-year wedding anniversary – we hope he has bought her a good present!

We absolutely adore theKate lace that was used to form part of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown and we are sure you will too.

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