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About a year ago had the great pleasure of sewing the flower girl dresses for a friend’s wedding, which took place at a vineyard in the incredibly beautiful Italian countryside. This brought back memories of brides that I’ve had the pleasure of sewing for over the years. I was sorting through some files during my move to Canada and I came across some wedding photos that I’ve been sent over the years. The above dress was made from a blend of hemp and silk, back in 2006 [I think! It was so long ago...] with silk tulle for the sleeves and detail. Emma made such a beautiful bride! And below are the photos from Jasmine and Paul’s four gorgeous flower girls in their pretty 1950′s style cotton frocks with lace trim and scattered rosebuds.
The next dress pictured is the first one I made after moving to Bath in 2006. I loved making Natalie’ chocolate brown hemp/silk wedding dress. Not traditional by any means, but very well suited to the occasion and I think her and her husband have a great vintage style between them. I just love their wedding photos and the shoes were a great choice too!
Below are photos from Kate’s wedding. Kate is one of The Makery Cafe regulars, and although she had only been sewing for a year or so she wanted to make her own dress. So we worked on the project together, with Kate getting involved in every step of the way by helping to cut, sew and finish. Below are the wedding photos from Kate and Adam’s wedding, which took place in Bude, Cornwall in September 2010. Kate’s dress inspiration came from the lace of her mother’s original 1970′s dress, which we used in creating her new dress. Kate’s dress was a very creative project and by the end the whole family had got involved hand sewing the beads including her mother and sisters!
Below are the photos from fellow Canadian Meghan, who resides in Northern Ireland, but her wedding took place back in Canada. Meghan’s dress was a beautiful strapless 1950′s style shape made from a Duchess silk satin, with hand bead embellishment and an antique brooch which we source in Bath paired with a matching silk bolero. Sadly you can’t see in these photos, but Meghan’s dress had a big scarlet red bow sash on the back and matching shoes! Divine.