Claudia Savage goes "Disney Princess" (complete with pumpkin) for a wedding that stopped a town.
Arriving in a a horse drawn carriage to her ceremony, our lovely bride Joanna was every bit the Disney Princess bride. Comprised of over 100 meters of tulle, laces and silks, this was an amazing, intricate (and heavy!) gown to work on and we were thrilled she chose us!
“I have been looking all over for a seamstress [sorry if wrong terminology] for my bridal gown, and then I found you […] and you were the first I've seen in my hunt that WOWed me.” - Joanna
Joanna contacted us in October of 2016. From there began and epic bridal adventure of corsetry, lace and and a hoop skirt that consumed most of the studio floor!
After the initial consultation, Joanna was presented with four design possibilities based on her extensive collection of inspiration, her likes/dislikes and the setting the gown would find itself in on the day.
“I stopped myself from replying straight after reading because I was too giddy and really just loved them all so much that my reply was going to be useless to you.” - Joanna
Of the four design sketches, the chosen gown consisted of a tight lace corset bodice, dripping with lace over the bust and hips which would lead in to and full hooped ball gown skirt, complete withe train and over fifteen meters of hand stitched and beaded lace border.
The construction process spanned approximately 6 months of meticulous pattern making and sewing of the gown followed by layers upon layers of lace to build up the details over the bust, waist and hips which trickled down into the train and finished in a fifteen meter expanse of Chantilly border which took two days to position and over two weeks to hand stitch in place to its silk organza base - worth it!
After this long stitching journey, the gown had one last mission before the big day; it was packaged and shipped interstate where it once again took up ALL the space - filling the entire back of a courier van before safely arriving in to the hands of our lovely client, Joanna.
Joanna and he photographer Shae Estella were kind enough to share some images of the big day.