Liz came to see us with a fifties dress that her aunt made and wore and her Mum also wore for her wedding. Liz wanted to wear it too. After hearing her story, we just had to help. The dress was a beautiful Nottingham lace, but was in need of some serious love and adjustments to make it work for Liz. We gently cleaned the dress, lowered the back and necklines then shortened the length. We made a petticoat and decided the dress was far too delicate to remove the pale pink tulle under the lace, so Liz decided to go with it and we made a pink silk sash. All Liz needed were some pink shoes and she was ready for her seaside wedding, complete with handmade ships in bottles.
There's more about this wedding on Rock n' Roll Bride and Joanna Brown's photography blog.
"It was a magical day and everyone commented on how lovely the dress was. I can't thank you both enough for taking a dress that held a lot of sentimental value to me and transforming it into something that was both very 'me' whilst at the same time retaining everything that made it special. Unfortunately my Auntie Hannah, whose dress it was originally, couldn't be at the wedding...I did share some photos with her when we returned from honeymoon and she absolutely loved what you'd done to it. Hopefully see you two lovely ladies soon and thank you again. Liz x"
Photography by Joanna Brown.