We set about pimping this vintage dress for Claire's Liverpool Street wedding. She had lovingly nicknamed it the 'Corpse Bride' dress, but could definitely see the potential. It started as a full length dress with long sleeves, but we shortened the hem and graduated it, leaving the back longer and re-applying the beautiful lace border. We fitted the bodice, re-lined it and shortened the sleeves. Finally, we made a graduated cut petticoat, a long silk sash which was tied in a knot with long tails and pinned a stunnning vintage brooch on the back. Claire finished off with two pairs of amazing shoes, that she could change during the day.
This wedding is also featured on Rock my Wedding.
"Helllooo laydeez! Well as you can see the dress was absolutely PERFECT - although the red Vivienne Westwoods absolutely killed in the evening so had to change back in to Choos - who'd have thought!
Anyway, I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to both of you. Everything from start to finish was brilliant - we knew the minute we walked in that this was the shop for us and we were 100% right. Wish I could do it all again. Hope you like the pics! Claire x"
Photography by Julia Boggio Studios