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.