I couldn’t have been happier when my sister Eadaoin asked me to make her wedding dress for her marriage to Anthony. We always adored our Grandmother Breda’s full skirted wedding dress so we already had an idea of what we wanted to do. We also wanted to inject some of my sisters personality too with the princess style underskirts and delicate details on the bodice.
Starting with the foundation I created a spiral metal boned and laced up corset to show off her tiny waist and covered it in tiny hand pleated organza (which took forever!).
The full circle skirt is made up of multiple tulle petticoats, a silk skirt and an organza overlay. A full circle skirt was perfect for all the dancing at reception. A silk waistband pulled all of the pieces together.
The whole look was finished off with sparkly heels and a gorgeous vintage veil with beaded detail.
I also created the bridesmaids dresses (which I was one of) in purple satin. I used a circle skirt like the wedding dress but without the under skirts and added a very vintage tulip sleeve. The 50s style is so easy to wear. Each bridesmaid look was finished with a stand of pearls and individual silver shoes.
A vintage car was the travel of choice and it matched the vintage look of the wedding party. We popped a cork on some bubbly on the way.
The intimate ceremony took place at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel and upon exciting the ceremony a floral archway was the perfect backdrop for their first pictures as newly weds.
After a lot of family photos (big Irish family!) we settled down for a tipple and some tasty food including salmon and pesto mash potato (something I have to try at home, yum) and then the cake cutting. A three tier cake comprised of fruit, chocolate biscuit and red velvet all decorated with a cute cake topper. (Special mention to my mam who made the wedding ring pillow.)
I was so proud and happy to contribute to my little sisters big day. All the hard work was worth it in the end.