These gorgeous photos, reproduced here with kind permission of photographer Michael Howard, show bride Charlotte Snee wearing a divine bridal gown created using our bridal lace fabric. After she shared these photos with us, we just had to get in touch to find out more about the story behind the creation of her unique wedding dress.
Charlotte immediately decided that she wanted to make her own wedding dress and began her search for fabrics in shops on and around London’s thriving and vibrant Berwick Street. With a 1930s-inspired vision of silk with a vintage lace or chiffon overlay firmly in mind, Charlotte scoured bridal boutiques without success before deciding to look at the options available online.
After discovering our wide collection of bridal lace fabric, Charlotte ordered several samples which were immediately sent out. Isabella ivory lace caught her attention and she ‘just fell in love with it’ – everyone she showed it too, including friends, bridesmaids and her mum, agreed that it was the perfect choice.
Charlotte used her own home sewing machine to create the magnificent dress and found Isabella ivory lace surprisingly easy to work with. She describes both the weight and the drape of the fabric as ‘lovely’ and was further inspired to design the two cowls which, one made from oyster-coloured silk and the other simply from Isabella wedding lace, lift this dress beyond bridal couture and into the realms of pure art.
“I always think if you buy quality fabrics you are going to feel a million dollars- and that is what every bride should feel”, sums up Charlotte wisely. She was complimented repeatedly on her gown and people could barely believe she had created the dress herself – she assured them that she most certainly had and was in fact still sewing the hem on the morning of the wedding!
Isabella is a stunning example of guipure lace and has an antique Art Deco design incorporating pretty leaves and flowerbuds interconnected with a small basket weave. Identical scalloped edges, featuring a circular floral pattern, completes this evocative premium fabric.
Charlotte has recommended us to her friends but tells us that ‘convincing them to take the plunge of making or commissioning their own dress has proved more challenging than persuading them that Bridal Fabrics is brilliant’! We think you should take the plunge and throw caution to the wind and you too could soon be wearing a unique, gorgeous and show-stopping wedding dress that is the complete centre of attention.
We would like to thank Charlotte for sending in her photos and story and invite you to do the same. If you have created a garment using our comprehensive selection of wedding dress material, please contact us today!