Mention the colour Peach in relation to weddings to people of a certain age and they’ll probably pull a face and proceed to tell you about a 1980s wedding they went to full of puffy sleeves, satin and lace (or in my case wore the colour as a bridesmaid)
Faye didn’t want a typical big white wedding dress, she had been struggling to find something she felt right in and a mutual friend of ours recommended that she book a design consultation with me.
This dress really was a dream to design and work on, not least because the bride Caroline, was just so beautiful in manner and vision. It was to be a dress that would be 1950s in style, tea length, have inter-changeable parts, a little sparkle, a big bow and be ethical without looking like a dish cloth.
Some women dream about their wedding dresses their entire lives. For others it’s the last thing on their minds. I fell into the latter category. My training had always taught me to look at the context, the character, the details surrounding the garments creation, and until I got to that day (which I sometimes seriously doubted I would!) I couldn’t picture it.
There are so many places to find lovely wedding dresses these days that it may seem a strange thing to have one designed especially for you, maybe decadent even, but as a designer myself I have only good things to say about it or I wouldn’t do what I do.