Thursday, 31 December 2015

Rowanjoy Real Brides 2015 - Brides in dresses from the collection, part 2.

It's part 2 of brides in dresses from the made to measure collection and my word arent't all of them absolute babes.

Starting off with Claire looking oh so amazing in the Crawford dress. Claire was looking for something that wasn't a traditional looking wedding dress and initially was drawn to a strapless gold and peach brocade dress but after trying on the Crawford dress it was unanimous that it had the right mix of modern yet bridal. The dress was kept exactly as it was which meant Claire could have fun with accessories to go with the dress, she commissioned the most brilliant painted leather jacket and absolutely stunning headpiece from Rene Walrus. It is so wonderful to see how differently people interpret and style their dresses and I love Claire's more fashion led look. 

Photography Tub of Jelly

Lisa was another one of those brides who after spotting the dress at a wedding fair came in to the studio to try it on and knew immediately it was the one. Lisa chose the Chloe dress and loved it exactly as it was so we kept it just as the original. Lisa also commissioned a veil from me to match her dress, the veil was edged with the same lace trim that is on the waist of the dress and just compliments it perfectly. She finished off the dress and the veil with the most beautiful star halo from my super studio made Rene Walrus, doesnt she just look beautiful.

Photography Jen Owens

Lindsey was my first bride of 2015 and well, what a way to start.

Lindsey got in touch after spotting (coincidentally) another Lindsay in her version of the Ava dress on a blog and after coming in to try on the sample and chatting about what changes could be made to the original she decided this was the one. The main shape of the dress was kept as the original with the back being raised up and more lace coming across the back to create a keyhole. The base lace was changed to a beautiful delicate beaded lace which gave the dress even more of twinkle. The lace appliques which are hand sewn on the dress were used both as detail on the main dress but also to create an organic, asymmetric edge around the keyhole and on the shoulders to create a cap sleeve. Finally sea green and opal beads were added in for a bit more sparkle and to tie in with the colours for the wedding. I love how Lindsey's dress still looks like the Ava dress but is so unique to her and my word doesnt she just look stunning.
You can read more about Lindsey's gorgeous day here.

Photography The Kitcheners

Rowan x


  1. Cute photos and beautiful dress :)
    Maria V.

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