Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Rowanjoy Bride - Claire

What can I say about Claire, her wedding and her dress - all are pretty darn awesome!

I first met Claire through the Glasgow Wedding Collective who along with her sister Nikki run the wedding and event planning business Be Eventful. When I found out she was engaged I knew she had to be a Rowanjoy bride and lucky for me I got my girl!

Claire and I had much fun pinning to a secret board on pinterest with ideas for her dress and soon enough a common theme was obvious - Peter Pan collars, keyhole cut-outs and a relaxed seventies vibe to the style. I found the most fabulous crochet lace which we decided the whole dress should be made from and combined with Claire's styling for her big day (leather belt, amazing floral crown and lace up ankle boots - Yess) The perfect, relaxed bridal look was created.

Claire and John's wedding looks like such a fun day, seriously look at the full day here, flipping fabulous and brilliantly captured by Caro Weiss who I am lucky enough to have photographing my own wedding ( eek nearly only 4 months left)

Good times indeed.

Rowan x

All Photos copyright Caro Weiss Photography

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Rowanjoy Bride - Fi

Fi and David's wedding was one I had the great pleasure of attending myself and what a wonderful day it was. What rain?

Fi is a friend and fellow designer and has her own label Fiona Heather so I knew she would have lots of ideas of what she was looking for. The design was a mixture of elements of some of my designs with a few details that Fi specifically wanted. A gorgeous flowing skirt with a gathered back detail, delicate chantilly lace highlighted with some beaded lace motifs and that lovely low back all combined perfectly to make THE dress. 

It was so lovely to see Fi looking so fricking fabulous on the day and I was very flattered to even get a mention in the father of the bride's speech ( I went suitably beetroot )

Happy wedding times indeed.

Rowan x

All photos Copyright Helen Abraham Photography

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Rowanjoy Real Bride - Beth

Beth is a friend from my time at art college (more years ago now than I care to believe) so it was an honour and pleasure when she asked me to make her wedding dress.

Beth was a two dress bride - Good times 

The first was her Gran's wedding dress which was a beautiful lace dress from the forties. Through time and various wears the dress had been damaged a little but was in pretty good condition for a dress almost 70 years old. Beth asked me if I would repair the tears in the lace, add some new buttons and take out some of the fullness in the sleeve. Pretty nerve wracking stuff when you are faced with a family heirloom. 

Her second dress took me back to my re-working roots when she asked me to create the dress from a beautiful Kimono that she already had which was a gorgeous green colour with a cherry blossom pattern woven in. Luckily Beth was looking for a column style dress with some art deco pleating details which the dress pattern just fitted onto the Kimono fabric, phew. The dress was finished off with a row of covered buttons down the back. Gorgeous.

Rowan x

All Photos copyright Euan Robertson Photography