The ‘Ultimate Dress Up Day’ for a Bespoke Bride

Why do you love being a bespoke bride?

‘Back to basics’ thought would point to the thrill of ‘dressing up’ when you are little, for sure, only this time you are wearing something unique, made for you, and you’re calling the shots! Something really special for the ‘ultimate dress up day’ filled with friends, family, laughter (hopefully!) and merriment.

Bespoke Brides Rock! loves to feature brides who add another twist and turn to the brief.Weddings have a great way of bringing people from different countries and cultures together and elements of your dress and accessories can be designed to reflect aspects of heritage or family.

Helen visited Modiste at The Scottish Wedding Show in Glasgow,excited about planning her Scottish/Australian wedding following a move to be with her Australian partner, Matt. Mission? Find accessories to complement her dress featuring lots of textural details and drama. Much of the detail in Helen’s dress was placed on the front and, since Helen opted for having her hair up, this was a great opportunity to take things around the back of head and accentuate the hair too. After much caffeine and macaroons at The Corinthian, Glasgow, Modiste, Helen and Hannah (bridesmaid) came up with a version of our ‘Flora’ design with a connecting trail of pearls and crystals wrapping around the back of the head to another textural ‘Flora’ style section. The design needed to have a level of intricacy to allow it to stand up to the dress, without overpowering it, and for me this kind of balance highlights the benefits of going ‘bespoke’.The dress and accessories have to live together, enhance every detail and allow each other their moment in spotlight.

Both Helen and Hannah agreed that the bridesmaids accessories should share similar design elements and materials, acting as linked pieces rather than a separate entity. Hannah’s delicate comb was designed with guipure lace, swarovski pearls, crystals and twisted diamante chain.

Here is a snapshot of Helen’s ‘ultimate dress up day’, by all accounts filled with friends, family, laughter, merriment and a little bit of Australia,in The Piping Centre, Glasgow in late March.

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All images copyright of John Johnston Photography.

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