Chantilly Lace Used to Great Effect
On your most special day, you want everything to be exactly right - especially your wedding gown. Bride Lauren Neve recently spent many hours scouring wedding-wear shops around London trying to find the perfect bridal lace for her gown before finally discovering it right here on the Platinum Bridal Fabrics website! She got in touch with us to tell us the story of her gorgeous gown, pictured here with kind permission of the photographer Christian Doyle (www.christiandoyle.co.uk).
Lauren’s first stop on her search was a wedding dress shop, where she spent a fun few hours going through every dress in the place. Silk and lace were definitely her favourite wedding fabrics but none of the dresses she tried had quite the delicacy of lace that she had in mind. On the spot, Lauren decided to make her own wedding dress and began drawing some initial designs.
Though she has some experience in dressmaking, Lauren had never attempted something as complex as a wedding dress before but, undaunted, she began cutting out patterns, using a dressform as a guide. Once satisfied, she took to the internet to find ‘the lace’ and discovered Platinum Bridal Fabrics which, as Lauren puts it, ‘had such a good range of beautiful lace’ that she ‘really didn’t know where to begin!’.
Lauren ordered lots of samples which were immediately sent out. “They arrived the following day,” says Lauren, “they were a good size and let me really see what the lace would look like.” After much deliberation, she finally settled on Katherine Ivory Lace as the delicate pattern was ‘just what (she) was looking for’.
Katherine is a gorgeous Chantilly lace and is particularly feminine and delicate. Floral bouquets, highlighted with complex cording, form the design of this wedding fabric, which is also available in White or Gold. With fringed and scalloped edges, this is one of our most exquisite examples of Chantilly lace.
Lauren was nervous about showing off her self-designed and -made dress, though clearly she needn’t have been! She received lots of compliments throughout the day and her husband couldn’t have been prouder.
Check out more pictures in our online gallery and let yourself be inspired by our other quality wedding dress material. We will let Lauren wrap this article up - “Bridal Fabrics are brilliant and I would recommend to anyone who is looking for beautiful, quality lace to look here!”