It’s wedding season again so I thought I’d join in and show you a beaded wedding dress I was commissioned to design. I was just as excited as the couple by the time the big day arrived.
I met Natalie, the bride, early on and talked about everything we liked and disliked. I also got her to try on different wedding styles we liked and didn’t like as you don’t know what suits until you try it on. (Plus trying on a few meringues is fun too)
On our next meeting I had illustrations and fabric ideas to show. The below sketch is the one that stood out.
*A quick tip to all future brides – please purchase and wear your wedding day underwear, Spanx or any other foundation garments for every fitting of your dress. Foundation garments can radically change your shape which leads to alterations of the dress in order to fit perfectly. And that’s the last thing you want running up to your wedding day.
* Another tip for brides with beaded dresses – don’t hang the dress on a hanger as the beaded layer will grow from the weight of the beads.
And finally, I added inner buttons to tie up the hem leaving the bride free to dance the night away.
If you would like your own custom made wedding dress, e-mail me at
mairead <a> maireadlee.ie for more details.