Silk and Lace - An Arresting Combination

A truly magnificent wedding dress has been created using exquisite vintage embroidered silk combined with Jacqueline lace supplied by Platinum Bridal Fabrics. The dress, belonging to a bride named Emily, was made by her mother, Mary, who recently sent us some gorgeous photographs and a lovely email telling us all about the creation of the gorgeous garment.

Emily was married to her groom Kevin on the 21st of March this year in a fairytale spring wedding. Of course, designing the wedding gown began well in advance of this date to allow time for the various ideas to coalesce into Emily's final vision. Mary and Emily marked out and cut a hip-length princess-style shell, adjusting it to suit exactly before a full-length version was created. This design evolved even further after a range of embellished lace samples were sent by Platinum Bridal Fabrics, forming the final rhomboid neckline and V-shaped back. Mary noted that the generously-sized samples we provided were especially helpful, stating that, "although it is easy to see the different types of lace in the online display and to narrow the selection, there is nothing quite like handling and draping a piece of lace with its complementary fabric".

Mary owned a piece of beautiful ivory silk which, supported by a strong yet lightweight interlining, was used to create the main body of the wedding dress. Embroidered all over, the silk demanded a lace that would at once match and contrast, complementing the design without creating competing patterns. Jacqueline, with its rich embroidery, laser-cut satin flowers and foliage, pearls, beads and crystals arranged in a tastefully decadent way, was the perfect choice.

The two scalloped borders of Jacqueline lace were ideal for use around the midriff of the dress, on the edge of the godet and on the cuffs of the sleeves. Crystals from scraps of the lace were used for further embellishment, elevating the unique garment to a true work of art. The final dress fitted perfectly and moved beautifully on the bride as she enjoyed her big day.

We asked Mary to sum up her experience with us. She said, "Thank you Platinum Bridal Fabrics for your part in this happy project! We certainly recommend your company for friendliness and professionalism, not to mention the fabulous quality products."

We would like to thank Mary for her wonderful email and photographs, which we share with you here. Everyone at Platinum Bridal Fabrics wishes Emily and Kevin happiness and health for their future together.

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