Even though she lives just about as far from the UK as you can possibly get, talented designer Alison Eades still chooses to order wedding dress material from us. We are certainly glad she does as it means we get to see the glorious garments she creates from it - check out this delightful dress, which was designed and created for one of her many extremely-satisfied customers.
Alison tells us that the choice of wedding fabrics, particularly bridal lace, is quite limited in New Zealand, where she lives and works. This led to her relying on the internet to find the right materials for her discerning customers and, after discovering our website several years ago, has used Platinum Bridal Fabrics almost exclusively ever since.
Bride-to-be Grace approached Alison with a number of photographs that she had collected, each featuring very lacy and romantic wedding dresses. Together, they decided to use lace on the bodice of Grace’s gown to create the romance she desired. Alison wanted to use satin to create an element of mystery about the skirt and, after hours of painstaking design work, the flow through the pickups in the outer layer achieved perfection. Grace didn’t want any puffiness to be evident in the skirt and Alison, using Champagne overlaying Ivory, was able to skillfully design the perfect silhouette that was full without being bulky.
To add a playful, romantic touch, two laces were chosen for Grace’s exquisite wedding gown. The two laces chosen were Jacqueline lace and Barbara which both feature particularly striking design elements - three-dimensional flowers and formal lines respectively. Showing her unique talent and keen eye for visual harmony, Alison matched these laces together with style and panache, immediately delivering the unique, personalised wedding dress of Grace’s dreams.
We asked Alison to comment on her experience with us and she replied: “They are very professional, their service is second to none, the quality is amazing and even though I live across the other side of the world, the fabric arrives within a few days.” It’s our pleasure, Alison!
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Check out the individual product pages for more details of the wedding dress fabrics that Alison used to create this magnificent garment and begin your journey to the dress of your (or your customer’s!) dreams.