Married: Stacey + Will
Stacey got in touch with me after trying on dresses elsewhere and feeling a little torn between two possible options. Stacey was keen to have a bespoke dress made as it gave her the freedom to combine elements from other dresses she’d seen and create something that was uniquely hers. She warned me about her indecisiveness in one of her earliest emails, and brought along her twin sister and friend Claire to different fitting appointments to try to help her make those crucial decisions!
Stacey loved the look and feel of lace dresses, but didn’t want anything with too fussy a pattern, so we spent time looking through lace samples to try to find something just right. In the end I suggested combining the detailed scallop edge of one lace with a polka dot tulle, which provided just the right amount of fuss-free pattern for Stacey’s taste.
For Stacey’s dress I made a tiered lace skirt – similar to that of my Wild Lupin dress – but altered the proportions of the tiers and added a gently pointed train at the back to create impact. The top featured gently curved V necks at front and back, which fitted snugly over the body to the empire waistline, and the straps and neckline were edged in more delicate lace trim.
Stacey and Will were married in September at the gorgeous Easby Hall in North Yorkshire and stretched their celebrations with their closest friends and family over the whole weekend!
While on honeymoon Stacey sent me this lovely message:
“Hi Kate, just sat by the sea enjoying the sun after a crazy few days. I just wanted to let you know that the dress went down very well indeed! I felt like a real bride and I got so many lovely comments! So after all my stressing it ended perfectly! Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put into making it!”
To read some wonderful feedback from Stacey and see more photos, please click here.
Their wedding day was photographed beautifully by Claire Collinson Photography and Chris Booth.