We love seeing the KD dresses in editorial features. It is always so exciting to see the way the stylists/glam teams and photographers have reimagined the looks. The Karrah Dress (see here) is from the SS15 Bridesmaid collection and has been photographed in the a grand stately home and paired with some exqusite fine jewellery. The final editorial is not bridal nor bridesmaid but works more as a glamourous night-time/red carpet look.
Shop the Karrah Dress from our SS15 Bridesmaid collection now http://kirsty-doyle.com/collections/ss15-bridesmaid/products/karrah-dress-1
We have had so many enquiries about booking in for a consultation with Kirsty but she will be back from maternity leave in the middle of April. You can book your appointment by emailing the studio firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Paula from Nicole Photography who allowed us to use her stunning pictures!
Leigh came to KD as a bride without a gown, she had tried on every style and silhouette and hadn’t found THE dress. Leigh was a KD ready-to-wear customer and once she heard we started doing bridal she knew she had to have an appointment. Leigh knew the shape of the gown and had even drawn a picture of her dream dress to help the team see exactly what she wanted. We tell all brides to have some inspiration pictures or tear sheets to help us realise the dress they dream of.
Every bride has their first wedding toile made from their exact measurements, this is usually a cotton mock-up of the gown they want. At Leigh’s fitting we knew that she had chosen the perfect silhouette, fitted through the bodice and hip into a fluted mermaid style.
I love getting to know each bride and going on their wedding journey with them, wedding gowns take 8-12 fittings at least and whether you have 8 weeks or 8 months the amount of fittings remain the same but the time in between may be closer. Leigh was such a calm bride and knew exactly what she wanted in her gown. There was to be no lace, embellishments or trims. This gown has a contemporary feel to it as the dress is all about a perfect fit and a soft structure. When having a bespoke gown made everything has to fit like a glove, so Leigh came back with her dress one week before her flight to make sure the desired look was just so. She collected her short veil and organza bow and she was ready for the off!
To say we wait with baited breath for the return of our brides who marry abroad would be an understatement. As we haven’t been lucky enough to dress them on their day we can’t wait to see the snapshots from their dream day. Leigh’s album surpassed all of our dreams with the dramatic backdrop and classic tailoring in the groom’s outfit the album look straight out of a magazine.
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From start to finish it was a really exciting and wonderful experience, I loved every minute of the process. Asking Kirsty Doyle to create my dream wedding dress was the best decision ever!! I always knew I wanted something to make me feel sexy but have a classic yet fashionable wedding dress, Kirsty listened to what I wanted and added to it to make it really special and unique! I loved all of my appointments and watching how my dress changed from a basic silhouette to my amazing dress, it was so exciting. It was really special for Kirsty to come to my house on the big day and dress me, Kirsty is such a lovely and talented lady, we had a laugh at my appointments and I’m gutted it’s all over… But I’ll always have my Kirsty Doyle bespoke wedding dress, the photographs and the memories of feeling the way I always hoped to on my wedding day!