Diary of a dress – Rachel’s bespoke wedding gown.

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Our first KD Bride on Saturday was Rachel. Her diary began many months ago when she had her first consultation with me telling me exactly what she wanted, Rachel didn’t want a “traditional wedding dress” like the ones in a shop. Rachel knew she wanted sleeves, a tailored style and a square neckline. After the initial consultation we go to work, 3 toile dress fittings later and we go into the real fabric.

We combined everything Rachel wanted and incorporated a textured satin panel in the side and delicate crystal detailing on the shoulders. (We wait with baited breath for the professional pictures to show off the detail in this gown, but in the meantime you will have to make do with my iPhone shots…)

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Diary of a dress – Melanie’s KD Bridal gown.

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Melanie has been featured in two previous blog posts, but what I really wanted you to see was that her gown can be worn 4 different ways.

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Step one: As you can see from the pictures she began with a hand finished lace cocktail dress.

Step two: Place on the tulle belt with a scalloped lace finish to create a unique short bridal option. 

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Step three: Attach the crepe fishtail under the cocktail dress.

Step four: Attach tulle belt on top for maximum effect.

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(With hindsight I should have taken my profesh camera but I only had my iphone – so please excuse the photograph quality..)

The staircase in the stunning Chester Grosvenor made for the perfect impromptu shoot location as we snapped away before her wedding party, the staircase showed the train of the gown spectactularly well. The Dress was created in parts because of Mel’s wedding destination (Cyprus), thinking about the possible heat on the day it was important to consider being able to take parts of the the dress off to make the dress comfortable. When desgining a dress from scratch you can make all of these decisions to make sure you (the bride, the most important person) get exactly what you wish for.

After dressing Melanie and getting all of my kit back in the car I received this ” Thank you so much. I feel a million dollars”. Now if that doesn’t make me love my job, I don’t know what would!

You can email the team to book a free consultation to discuss your dream dress – info@kirsty-doyle.com