How to Match Lace and Silk — The Expert Way
We are really being spoilt with the most gorgeous photos recently - brides and designers from all over the world are sending in their wedding snaps and we are glad that we are not judging a competition - you ALL look FABULOUS! Here we share with you a particularly pretty gown, created by exclusive designer and dressmaker VickyAnn Xuereb - take a deep breath because this really is BREATHTAKING!
VickyAnn (https://www.facebook.com/vickyann.xuereb) sent us a lovely email - in her very first communication with us, she told us how she had ‘fallen in love’ with our fabrics from the moment she found our website! It is really a great compliment indeed - VickyAnn is a highly-renowned designer in Gozo, Malta’s sister island, where she lives and works. One of her clients had decided on a style of gown but wasn't sure about what fabric was best - working closely together, VickyAnn and our own Duncan Weisters selected Victoria Lace in a beautiful Russet tone teamed with Splendour Silk Crepe Backed Satin in deep Peony. Of course, a little chiffon was also used to add drama and texture!
An absolutely classic wedding dress material, Splendour has a regal, heavy and luxurious drape that makes the wearer feel incredibly special from the moment that it touches their skin. Smooth, tactile and delightful, the fabric runs through your fingers like a magical liquid and has clearly earned its popular title of ‘Queen of Fabrics’. VickyAnn’s client certainly felt like a queen as she sailed down the aisle in her gorgeous gown, which was the deep red of Peony in colour. There are 39 other colours to choose from so it isn’t always an easy decision - unless you’re bridal expert Duncan Weisters, whose trained eye and innate sense of fashion led him to recommend this colour right from the start.
Three distinctive floral motifs combine harmoniously in this elaborately designed wedding lace - each bouquet is lovingly corded on an embroidered ground to give a three-dimensional effect which is enhanced with a subtle single silver thread. Our designer, perhaps feeling that they had been a little too refined and restrained, has allowed a touch of glitz with a few carefully-placed sequins and beads which compliment the sharp zigzag of the scalloped, identical borders.
Thanks, VickyAnn, for sharing this gorgeous gown - we are sure your client was extremely happy and we would like to wish her and her new spouse all the best for the future!
What did YOU wear on your big day? Share it with us, and the world. Simply send your photos to us via email!