Melanie was a bride who knew what she wanted, like many of my brides they search for the perfect dress but can’t seem to find it. Melanie wanted something completely unique and that is what she got.
Melanie’s dress came in 3 distinctive parts; a cocktail length hand finished lace and crepe dress, a tulle belt with a scalloped french lace finish and finally a crepe mermaid style underskirt. Having a dress that gives you options opens up a world of possibilities. Melanie’s look can be changed as the party starts, take off the mermaid skirt and wear the cocktail length dress for dancing – keeping on the tulle skirt for maximum effect.
When you are having a bespoke wedding dress made there are no rules, you can have exactly what you want, you are builing your dream dress not buying a product off a shelf. Through the bespoke process you try different things, some might never make the final cut but the joy is to try.
A KD Bespoke Bride is fashion conscious, daring and knows exactly what she wants. If you want to book in to have a tailor made wedding gown you can email the KD Studio on firstname.lastname@example.org
The KD Studio have had a record breaking summer this year with new Brides and Bridesmaids becoming KD Girls for a day. Here are two of our Brides Leigh (who got married in Italy) and Mel (who got married in Cyprus). Through the fittings in the studio we take as many pictures as we can, obviously they stay top secret until the big day and now we can finally share!
Here at KD we pride ourselves on the final part of the bespoke bride experience, but when our bride is a destination wedding abroad then we can’t attend the day to dress them in their gowns …sadly. We wait with baited breath to see the pictures pop up on social media so we can see the final look of the brides on their most glamourous day. A great idea for some of our brides-to-be is to book your hair or make-up trial for the same day as your fitting so you can start to visualise the final look. But, even with these final touches we can never begin to imagine how glowing a bride will look until the actual day.
We are lucky enough to be invited to the brides party back in the UK and we will be dressing Mel for her wedding party this coming Saturday. Mel is trying something a little different with her dress so stay tuned to find out what happens next!
We have started taking bookings for 2016 Brides, if you are wanting to make your dream a reality you can book in for a free consultation on a day/evening that suits you. Email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
I met Sarah last year when we were in our smaller studio, she came to the consultation to discuss her dream dress. Sarah wouldn’t mind me saying that her inintial idea was to have a full and floaty floor length dress. What I love most about my job is the fact that Bridal gowns change from the first idea and become THE DREAM dress. If you have never had a dress tailor made, never mind a bridal gown then you won’t be aware of the work that goes into a bespoke gown.
Bespoke Bridal gowns begin with a toile, allowing you to see shapes and fit, this could take 2-3 further fittings before it becomes the final gown. Even then Sarah’s gown changed at each and every fitting. From a full circular silk skirt it became a sleek column style dress with a delicate circular georgette overlayer.
Sarah decided on the most delicate French embroidered lace tulle to be the overlay on the bodice and the scalloped edging on the georgette overlay.
Sarah had one last fitting before we packed up her gown ready for her flight to her destination wedding in Cyprus and it was so exciting for us to be part of her preparations. When I am not going to dress the bride on her day I like to keep the KD experience going right up to packing the dress into the bride’s case.
The above picture is one of my personal favourites from Sarah’s wedding album which she kindly shared with me. Sarah had told me about the style of the wedding and she had showed me pictures of the magical venue on the website but you can’t quite visualise how everything will look until you see the final look. The styling of this shot alone is so unique, it looks traditional yet modern. Sarah’s red lipstick and soft kiss curled styled hair looks a vintage dream and surrounded by the cutes page boys and of course her very dapper groom makes this a memorable shot.
To arrange a free consulation with myself to discuss your dream wedding gown you can email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
We totally heart this set of KD Bespoke Bridesmaids, after we posted a picture of the dresses to our Facebook page we received a tonne of enquiries about our bespoke bridesmaid service that we offer. What is so unique about Grace’s dresses is that she went for the same style for each bridesmaid but had a mixed palette of pastel for her girls to choose from.
Grace’s initial idea came from a red carpet style dress but we worked through the design to make the bust not as low and the skirt fuller. Don’t forget at KD for your tailor made bridesmaid dresses you CAN have your dream dress!
Pink, peach, lemon, cream and lilac pastels were all covered but we had space for one more. Step in Grace’s mum who wanted her mother of the bride dress to be super special, she had our missing pastel and chose the mint with a metallic french lace overlay.
What you never know when you are designing a bespoke bridesmaid dress is how it is going to be styled on the big day. What I admired most about Grace’s styling was how she accessorised the dresses, she had jewelled necklaces made by a Liverpool jeweller and the mixed pastel bouquets finished the look perfectly.
Don’t forget if you want to speak to me about Bespoke Bridesmaids and how I can help you make your dream set of wedding dresses you can email the team on email@example.com
Thank you to Paula from Nicole Photography who allowed us to use her stunning pictures!
I met Emma Murphy and her sister Kate (the bride-to-be) in June last year, they travelled from Staffordshire to meet with me and the tailors to discuss their dream bridesmaid gowns. In total there were 4 adult bridesmaids 1 mini-maid and two flower girls. Kate had chosen the colour emerald but she did have cream as an option. When we looked at the colour range and the time of year for her wedding and Kate and girls decided on a soft sage green.
I love making bespoke bridesmaid’s dresses as I am completely wedding obsessed. “Bespoke” (made-to-measure) means that this lovely lot had to travel up (around 2 hours here and back) to be fitted each time. From a toile to the final gown these dresses were tailored for each girl. As a rule for us, we leave the fittings for the mini-maids and flowergirls closer to the big day as they have a tendency to shoot up! So we didn’t meet the mini-maids in all of their cuteness until the wedding day as their fittings had been carried out by the mother of the bride (super talented).
When I arrived in Staffordshire for the dressing of the bridesmaids on the wedding day, the grounds of the household had been prepared ready for the wedding to take place. I was lucky enough to get a sneek peak at the dressed marquee with the bride and groom’s initials in lights on the disco dancefloor. Kate had gone for a chic cream decor with highlights of the same soft sage on the tables.
What I loved about this group of maids was how close they were as a family, the photographer Samantha Jane, www.samantha-j.co.uk has captured this perfectly in her shots of the sisters together. These type of shots capture a moment, a memory of such a special day.
For more information on our Bespoke Bridesmaid service email firstname.lastname@example.org