Bespoke embroidery and beading
When Meghan Markle glided up the aisle to her prince, her veil was a highlight of her wedding ensemble. Embroidered with the official flower of each Commonwealth member country, it was not just dreamily beautiful, it was laden with meaning.
Embellishments can change the whole look and feel of your bridal or prom style. Imagine cascades of your favourite flowers tumbling down your skirts, silver butterflies dancing across your ankles or lines of a favourite book weaving in and out of your lace.
It doesn't have to be on your dress or suit. How about the phases of the moon or roses and bluebirds straight from a fairytale carrying a message across your veil?
For something more discreet, how about your wedding date, initials or a tiny motif stitched into your lining or garter?
I embroider by machine and by hand using various techniques including beading and silk ribbon embroidery. I can embroider any font or design including photographs.
The bride who wore this veil for her transatlantic wedding was inspired by HRH The Dutchess of Sussex. Susie, a Brit, and Brandon, from, the USA, picked motifs and prose that told the story of their relationship.
The centre piece was a Venetian mask to mark where they met while an Icelandic compass told of the location of their first date. The English rose, Scottish thistle Welsh daffodil and Irish Shamrock paid homage to Susie's heritage and the New York rose, Pennsylvania
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I created this most fairytale of veils for a princess bride who believes in love's first kiss. IMy inspiration was the soft, ethereal aesthetic of Walt Disney's classic Snow White, with its roses rambling over the wishing well where princess meets prince, bluebirds flocking to help and, of course, its happily ever after.
Across the back, blue swallows stretch a dark ivory satin ribbon, bearing the legend, "And they all lived happily ever after." Roses in palest pink and green tumble from the crown to meet at the train edge with 3-D flowers crafted from embroidered organza and beaded by hand.
Throughout the length of this chapel-length veil, more bluebirds flutter lighter than air, carrying embroidered branches and more 3-D floral embellishments.
With this veil, I wanted to show that lace doesn't have to be floral. Also inspired by the beautiy of nature, phases of the moon depict enduring love, just as Arwen in The Lords of the Rings tells Aragorn that her love, "...does not wax and wane."
This fingertip-length, two-layer ivory veil can be worn with one layer over the face for the traditional bridal entrance and with both layers fluttering over the back of the head.
The intricate embroidery in shades of ivory and metallic silver thread also includes delicate beads and barely-there clear sequins for the gentlest sparkle.
Or how about..?
Wedding date embroidered on dress lining as 'something blue'.
Garter as 'something blue' for a Harry Potter loving bride.
Corset lacing bearing the names of the bride and groom to literally tie the knot.
Bespoke garter for a Beauty & the Beast themed wedding.
Wedding date on groom's waistcoat lining.
Variegated green embroidery on a bespoke bridal dress for a woodland wedding.