Sunday, 12 March 2017

Rowan joy Real Brides October 2016 - Lauren, Alison, Hannah and Lauren.

Lauren had initially come to see me to try on the Bloom 2 piece for her wedding, she loved it and decided to wear it for the evening and commissioned a bespoke ballet length dress for the day. Lauren chose a classic shape with a sweetheart neckline and nipped in waist with a v neckline on the front and back. A fabulous sequinned lace was chosen for the dress which created a really fun, modern look. The bloom co-ords were kept as the original with the top made slightly more tailored to suit Lauren's shape. I love that Lauren went for the 2 different looks for the day and night and that she will get lots of use from her Bloom pieces after the wedding.

Lauren chose the Ella dress from the made to measure range for her wedding dress. The shape of the dress was kept as the original but Lauren chose a beaded lace with gold thread for the details on the shoulders and back which looked fab with the ivory of the dress. I love how gorgeous and relaxed Lauren looks in the dress.

Photography Jen Owens

Hannah was the second of my lovely American brides in 2016 and got married at the glorious Crear on the west coast of Scotland. She found me after looking at previous brides of mine who had been married at Crear and being inspired by one of their dress styles. She chose a fifties style dress with a 3/4 sleeve made from a blush pink silk and ivory lace layered over the top. I never got to meet Hannah whilst making her dress so it was lovely to get the photos through and see her looking so gorgeous in her dress.

Alison was the first of my gorgeous, bold brides in red and my gosh it is worth being brave brides because it looks incredible. Alison loved the Chloe dress style as soon as she tried it on and when she asked about the possibility of having it made in red, I was all in. I sourced a gorgeous beaded red lace to combine with the silk crepe and the style itself was kept as the original just with the addition of covered buttons to finish off the back. Alison chose some of my favourite suppliers to work with - the wonderful Di from Myrtle and Bracken to create her stunning flowers and the super Gillian from pin up hair to create her gorgeous relaxed up do which complements the dress perfectly.

Florist: Di at Myrtle & Bracken
Hair: Gillian at Pin-Up Hair Glasgow


Friday, 3 February 2017

Rowanjoy real brides September - Andrea and Sarah

So 2016 definitely blessed me with lots of brides who wanted colour for their wedding dresses and Andrea was one of those brides. From the start Andrea knew she wanted her dress to be silver and gold and to say I was excited was an understatement. Two different gold laces were combined on the bodice and appliqu├ęd on to the gathered tulle skirt with the pieces trailing off as they went down the skirt. The skirt was a beautiful dark grey silk crepe with a silver tulle overlay which was gathered at waist to create volume. I try not to have favourites when it comes to dresses but I really did love Andrea's dress, so much so that is actually inspired the design for my new style the Blossom dress. How absolutely amazing does Andrea look, truly stunning. Also, how cute it Andrea's french bulldog!

Sarah chose the classic version of the Harlow dress for her wedding. She is actually the first bride to commission it exactly as I had designed so it was really fab for me to make it for her and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous in it.

Photography Vivvi Photography

Rowan x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Rowanjoy real bride August 2016 - Janice

Janice chose the Harlow dress from the made to measure collection for her wedding at the beautiful Crear on the west coast of Scotland. She loved the style when she came in to the studio to try it on but had also loved the champagne satin of the Cecelia dress so the decision was made to combine the 2. The champagne satin really shows off the embroidery and beading detail in the lace and gives the Harlow dress a different little twist. Janice looked utterly gorgeous in the dress and its so lovely to see a new take on the Harlow style.

Rowan x