Normally I reserve this category of the blog for collaborations and how many suppliers become inexplicable linked or their work crosses over into your own world or past, so it’s a surprise to me to feature a bespoke bride in it – but it sure fits with the notion of ‘Six degrees of separation – bridal style’…
A lifetime ago, (about ten years ago to be precise) somewhere in Ayrshire, I worked at a desk and stuffed rail covered in jeans and every other garment imaginable facing a young, talented and ambitious girl, keen to become a fashion buyer. Incidentally, she used to talk about wedding dresses quite a lot, which seemed strange at the time but now makes a lot of sense to me. In a professional capacity, of course, I stuck pins in her legs and drew over her legs with a marker pen, reshaping/designing jeans or pinning in a top, laughing hysterically the garment’s more challenging aspects of silhouette and dreaming up what we thought out potential customer should wear with it. My apologies, Laura.
So, then I met Jenny at The Scottish Wedding Show last year. We didn’t have time to chat freely at a busy show, so met up at a later date for coffee. Jenny is a talented technical apparel designer, sympathetic with my experience of ‘the juggle’ – balancing working from home, looking after a child, and a home. It’s great to chat to someone who appreciates and understands the value of the thought process that goes into a design, the materials involved, and the standard of a finished product. We talked about balancing the whole outfit with headpiece, dress, shoes and pulling ideas out of the bag along the way (without a marker pen in sight). We chatted about the style of her planned wedding- great venue Bogbairn Farm, great photographer – Margaret Soraya Photography and of course a great dress – a late 50s style Mooshki dress which sounded stunning. Loved it…”Where did you get the dress Jenny? There aren’t many Mooshki stockists in central Scotland?”….Jenny mentioned that she had gone to a lovely little bridal boutique called Ribbons & Lace in Ayrshire, via The Glasgow Wedding Collective and a lovely girl called Laura had given her fantastic advice on choosing the right style of dress for her wedding…Thankfully she didn’t draw on Jenny, seems like we’ve all come a long way.
Jenny chose ‘Octavia’ headpiece with veil by Modiste. This design is also available to order from Unbridaled, Ayr