Struggling to decide on a dress and not finding anything that felt right, this bride brought us a few options to ask our opinion. We showed her how dramatically altering a dress and adding lace could completely change the feel. In the end we re-made the skirt, changed the front and back neckline and added lace cap sleeves. The simple romantic finished look captured our bride completely.
This bride was friends with Sarah in college and knew that when she got married, she wanted a custom dress. Based on the design she wanted, we thought a remended gown would be the way to go and went on a shopping trip to one of our favorite vendors, Brides for a Cause. We found a beautiful dress that had a very large stain on the train but had the perfect structure. Once the dress was de-constructed and the lace was sourced, we began tailoring the fit to show off all her curves. We finished it off by re-applying the beautiful silver lace and adding a dramatically long veil.
Her grandmother’s dress fit but was deteriorating badly on top. Converting it to a wearable party skirt gave our bride one more way to surprise her grandmother at the wedding.
Originally the bride brought in the dress so we could harvest a little lace for a sentimental touch on the gown we were building her, but when we all saw how well the dress fit her, we realized we couldn’t waste this golden opportunity.
The bride wore the skirt for her reception and delighted her grandmother with stories and photos of the process.
This bride brought in her grandmother’s dress with an exquisite sequin pattern. The material on the existing halter neck was beyond repair, having deteriorated with age. Through trial and error, we worked with the bride to find a material that would give the effect she wanted and honor the dress. It was a surprisingly tricky fix and we were all in a celebratory mood when it came together in such a beautiful way.