Friday, 30 December 2016

Rowanjoy real brides - July 2016 Annez, Kate and Gail

Annez chose a gorgeous column style dress with an open back for her wedding in sunny Gozo. Made in a lightweight silk and the most beautiful art deco style beaded lace and finished off with a beaded pearl and crystal beaded drop tie at the back, the dress just oozes relaxed glamour. Doesn't she look incredible and those blue skies, come back summer!!

Kate's dress was a gorgeous V neck style with a softly draped skirt in a heavy silk crepe. The waistband and neckline details were finished off with a beautiful corded and beaded lace which also was used for the sleeves. Kate styled her dress with the most fabulous flower crown and gorgeous loose waves and looks simply stunning.

Photographer Simon Lees

Separates are definitely becoming more popular for brides and Gail decided that it was right for her relaxed wedding day. She chose a beautiful sky blue silk to make a real statement for her skirt which was finished off with a button fastening. The skirt was combined with an ivory top and navy knitted cropped cardi Gail had bought and the whole look is perfect for a gorgeous laid-back vibe.


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

RowanJoy Brides June - Gail and Sam

Gail was one of my brides who was heading to sunnier and warmer climes to get married and she wanted a dress to reflect the relaxed vibes for her day. The dress style was lovely and easy for her to wear, a fitted bodice with draped beaded lace overlay and lace detailing on the waist, silk georgette and crepe were layered to create her soft loose skirt. The dress was finished off with a pearl button fastening to mirror the pearl detail in the lace. Gail also commissioned me to design and make her bridesmaid and flower girl dresses which were made in gorgeous soft green silks with appliqu├ęs  lace detail to coordinate with the lace on Gail's dress. 

Being a designer herself with her sequin-tastic fashion label Isolated Heroes, Sam had some really interesting and unusual ideas for her wedding dress. Initial inspiration came from Givenchy Couture for the silhouette of the dress and a combination of 2 different beaded laces along with silk georgette and silk organza along with an extra sprinkling of ostrich feathers was used to create a dress with loads of texture and detail. I love the final look of Sam's dress and think it shows that when you choose a bespoke wedding dress you can really push the boundaries with your design and have something really unusual whilst still being bridal.