Alexandra’s was the first made to measure wedding dress I created. As my best friend, she was able to talk me into making her dress even though I was initially a little terrified to say the least! Thank goodness she did, as she helped me to renew my love of designing and making.
Alexandra’s dress was ivory silk; a one-shouldered design with a scooped out back and A-line skirt. A separate Chantilly lace boat-neck top fell off one shoulder, and pulled in at the waist with a contrast colour belt covered in lace scallop edging.
“I looked in bridal shops for my wedding dress but cold not find ‘the dress’, so I took inspiration from a photo in a magazine. Kate worked with my ideas and together we designed my dream dress, I got to make decisions about all of the little details of the design and whenever I needed advice she was on hand.
What’s more there is a marked difference between having a dress altered to fit and having a dress designed and made to fit your body shape exactly. The result was better than I could have hoped for. I can’t thank you enough Kate and I will treasure my dress always.”