When Stephanie Edwards, then Stephanie Teubler, began planning her wedding, it quickly became clear to her that the bridal gowns in standard boutiques were not to her eclectic tastes. Her search then led her to several vintage shops but, feeling that a first wedding deserved a brand-new dress, she decided that a bespoke gown was the only option. A friend recommended a local dressmaker to Stephanie and the process, which resulted in the magnificent wedding dress pictured here, had begun.
Stephanie found that the many ready-made dresses she looked at lacked a certain something; the dress would be a little too white, the skirt too big or have a lack of upper-body coverage. The vision in her mind was of a gown with short sleeves, no train, a flowing skirt with an A-line and without a petticoat; the whole had a subtly glowing Champagne colouration.
Over months of meetings and subsequent fittings, Stephanie and her dressmaker Ruby Catagena, together worked out the details of her bridal gown, including, after the careful examination of numerous samples provided by us, taking the decision to use Jessica Ivory Lace from Platinum Bridal Fabrics. This beautiful lace, which was just what Stephanie had wanted ‘in terms of coverage, details and edging’, was added to Champagne silk and lining along with thread and buttons provided by the very skilled and experienced Ruby.
Jessica ivory lace is beaded and corded, featuring an attractive floral motif divided into three sprays of flowers which, as they progress along the fabric, decrease gradually in size. Each spray features corded edges and the foliage is expertly highlighted with sequins, beads and gold filigree thread; the combination of this golden colour with the ivory of the lace is simply stunning and matching lace trim is also available.
We asked Stephanie to comment on our customer service and were pleased to hear that she found us to be ‘very helpful in providing numerous samples’ and that the ‘ordering process was very easy’ on our ‘clear and easy-to-navigate’ website. With regards to the quality of our wedding dress material, Stephanie simply called it ‘by far the best (she) had seen’ and ‘the closest to what (she) was looking for’.
Everyone absolutely loved Stephanie’s unique bespoke creation, particularly her husband who did not, as tradition dictates, see it until the wedding day. She received complimentary comments all day and was said to resemble ‘a guest at a ball on the Titanic’ in her beautiful, vintage lace style gown.
We would like to thank Stephanie for taking the time to share her story and we wish her and her husband a happy, prosperous future together.