the detail is in the dress

The Big Day sure is fun but I must admit the lead up is pretty awesome too. A few weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon at a friend’s daughter’s bridal shower. I love meeting the wedding guests in advance, say at the bridal shower or hen’s night, then the wedding reception is bound to be extra fun. The afternoon was spent laughing through the obligatory games, eating high tea delights, getting a hand henna tattoo, drinking tea and chatting. The bride has maternal Italian heritage and paternal Indian heritage hence the Indian inspired high tea. A few snap shots from the shower.

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After a little research on Pinterest I saw bridal shower cards had ‘brides’ as the embellishment. I decided to focus on the bride rather than the couple that is typically represented on wedding cards. Bride = wedding gowns, don’t you think. I sketched a gown with the idea of having a quilled skirt, ‘beehive’ effect. And so the gown evolved, grosgrain bodice, satin ribbon waistband and beads as buttons.


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And pretty wrapping to complement the pretty dress.


10 more sleeps to the wedding 🙂


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