And the Bride wore Purple……


Jan and Tim Wedding

As you may have realised by now, I’m rather partial to a Bride who thinks outside of the Box when it comes to her choice of Wedding Dress colour.

When Jan came to me and said that what she would really like is PURPLE with perhaps a hint of Raspberry Pink thrown in, I was chomping at the bit to get started!

The design process for this Dress was a slow burner, with the finer details being added to/adjusted right up to the last minute, but then that’s part of the joy of a Handmade Dress – Jan opted for a separate Bodice and skirt, originally with a detachable train……in the end, she loved her train so much that we attached it to become part of the skirt and then bustled it during the reception so that she could mingle and dance without fear of tripping over it!

3 layers made up the skirt, all made from the same shot purple Taffeta – a gently flared underskirt, topped with a full A-line skirt that was gathered on the one hip and then the train (lined in Raspberry Taffeta).

Her bodice was a Corset style, fully boned with metal spiral boning and laced in a toning plum ribbon – this was a 1st for me as i had never added sleeves to a corset style bodice before……..we played with the sleeve length a little too, before settling on the 3/4 length as being the most comfortable for Jan.

Matching cravats and pocket squares were made for the Groom and his Bestman and the remaining fabric went to making wonderfully long sashes for the Bridesmaids, all of whom were decked in the their Mrs W Tutus and Glitter Star Wands – each wand had ribbons that matched the Glitter hair bows that came from the fabulous Flash floozy.

Thoroughly looking forward to seeing the official pictures in the not too distant future……


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