At the wedding show we presented the KD Bridesmaid collection for SS15. In the pictures above you can see the Black Fifi, Cream Penelope, the Karrah Dress and Lace Amelie Dress. All jewellery is courtesy of Cait Jewellery.
The shots are super romantic with the January sunlight casting the most dreamy shadows over the girls. The Isla Gladstone’s glass roof allows the natural light to shine through and highlight the silhouettes and structure of the the bridesmaid collection.
For enquiries about our bridesmaid range you can email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography courtesy of Matthew Rycraft.
If you were lucky enough to attend our In the Name of love Wedding Show you will have met some of the most interesting/lovely/talented/ creative wedding suppliers in the North West.
From top picture to bottom picture:
KD Bridesmaid LD Sequin Dress (from the two shows we have been part of this dress has all of the girls swooning)!
Joseph Massie Flowers – if you are looking for a contemporary wedding florist you must meet with Joseph and his team to discuss your dream arrangements.
Liverpool Cheese Company – a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake!
Strangecase Collective – these girls brought along with them their own instagram frame which was a hit with the bridal parties.
Clare Southern Macarons – I sampled one..or two of these at the end of the day and they were definitely worth the wait. Delicious!
The make-up for our models was done by Bobbi, her dosft dewy skin and soft smokey eyes were a match made in heaven with our bridesmaid gowns.
All images courtesy of Robin Clewley Photography
Did you get engaged over the festive break or do you know anyone who did? Get the 17.01.15 in your diary and invite your wedding party (bridesmaids/Mother of the Bride/Groom) to come to the Isla Gladstone and discuss everything wedding related.
We have catwalk shows, presentations from our suppliers, a beauty bar all washed down with a complimentary glass of bubbles! What is not to love? Whether your wedding is next month or next year now is the time to speak to our bespoke suppliers about what you can add to your dream day.
The cherry on the cake is that the show is completely free.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
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…)
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.
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.
Step three: Attach the crepe fishtail under the cocktail dress.
Step four: Attach tulle belt on top for maximum effect.
(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 – email@example.com
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!