Home Painted Dress
Already a mother of two small children, Sarah wanted to include them in her wedding as much as possible. Feeling not at all like a blank white canvas, but a full colour, wide awake lady, she wanted her dress to reflect who she is.
Once the dress was made and fitted, we set ourselves up in the garden, with the dress stretched out from the washing line and armed ourselves and the children with brushes and pots of vibrant silk paint.
It was a beautiful, memorable, inclusive process, that brought the whole wedding concept back to reality!
Jessie loves a good dress. A good dress makes you feel like you want to dance! And dancing is absolutely what Jessie did ...and tug of war, and caber tossing.
This dress needed to be comfortable and light, whilst also being special. The little line of blue covered buttons and hand stitched loops to match the elegant swathe of blue butterflies (painted by Patti Buada) and the deep cut back and wide cross straps made it a one-off wonder. The extra long, flowing skirt could be tied up in knots (for celtic games) and the shorter crinkle silk petticoat underneath became the skirt for the second phase celebrations!
We also dug out the bridesmaids dress that Jessie had worn at her parents wedding for her niece, and made a new sash to match her wedding dress. A pretty special touch xx