Gypsy’s Wedding Dress
This week I said farewell to a very special wedding dress and au revoir to a very special bride. Gypsy is getting married tomorrow near Oxford. I’ve enjoyed designing and making her wedding dress so much I’ve really grown quite attached to it and to the visits from her and her mum. Having a bespoke dress made is personal both for the bride and me. I like to make the process as democratic as possible from fine tuning the initial design to all the hand finished details. I can’t give too much away but quite a lot of fine work went into Gyspy’s dress, the kind of thing I love doing. Achieving perfection takes a few fittings and I never like my brides to feel rushed so I take as much time as I need for us both to be happy with every stage of development. The final touch is a little bit of something blue… I hand embroider the bride’s initials into every dress… I see these dresses as heirlooms which already have a story before they leave my studio. It’s so exciting to wave them on their way to an exciting future… and the best day of their lives!