Pure Elegance - Bride Oriana Shows off 'Adele' Lace

Platinum Bridal Fabrics were delighted to receive an email including several stunning photographs from one of our customers recently, showing off a fabulous dress created using our gorgeous Adele lace. Bride Oriana looked incredibly beautiful in the expertly-designed gown, which was "exactly as she pictured it".

Oriana chose to design her own dress in order to fully realise her dream of a one-off wedding gown unlike anything 'off the rail'. With the keywords 'elegant', 'modest' and 'unique' as a starting point, Oriana began scouring the internet to seek out the best examples of wedding lace, ordering samples from many different suppliers. From these samples, Oriana and husband Ross found those from Platinum Bridal Fabrics to be the "most authentic looking" and to have a "superior quality to all the others".

After much consideration, Oriana decided that Adele lace was most perfectly suited to her vision, its large, lightly-repeated floral motif both striking and subtle. The lace also features delicately-scalloped edges which were perfect for creating a complex and attractive neckline; this area required expert dressmaking skills to achieve, each piece perfectly placed to create the breathtaking design.

The skirt of Oriana's dress was originally part of her sister's wedding gown, forming the 'borrowed' part of the 'something old, new, borrowed and blue' wedding tradition. The original train of the dress was removed and used underneath the Adele lace to create the bodice of Oriana's dress.

Oriana's wedding gown was made by Phyllis Edmond, mother of the groom. Phyllis expertly crafted the dress according to Oriana's design, finding the material supplied by Platinum Bridal Fabrics to be especially "easy to work with" compared to others she had experienced in the past.

In his email, Ross kindly thanks us for providing that materials that helped to, in his own words, make his bride Oriana look "amazing!!!"; we certainly agree with his opinion! Ross also states that "the service was excellent and we would definitely recommend Platinum Bridal Fabrics to anyone”.

We would like to thank Ross for his lovely email and here we share the photographs of the happy couple, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Please keep your wonderful photographs and stories coming in; it is incredibly satisfying for us to see the finished garments created using our exclusive selection of wedding fabrics. All photos will feature in our online gallery and may be used, with permission, to create articles such as this, offering exclusive advertising opportunities to professional dressmakers. For more information on our range, please contact our expert bridal team on 01254 873333 or email to info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.