Archive for July, 2012

A glimpse into the bridal gown designer’s studio:

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Hello everyone,

This afternoon I am preparing to sew beads and tiny clear sequins on to the corded lace of a wedding dress, so I thought I’d share with you a little something from the studio before I begin:

It’s another angle of some of my wedding gown designs..

It’s always interesting to see how they appear in photographs and I’m always conscious of how the design looks with the bride wearing it from every single angle. No one will be photographed more than the bride – and with all of your friends and family hoping to take photos of you walking up the aisle and dancing with your new husband in your couture wedding gown – we don’t know what angles will be snapped.. So we must make sure you look good in all possible ways!

If you would like to discuss your wedding gown design and the ‘angles you would like to feature or discreetly minimise’, just give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

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x Sarah Alice Andrews

New Trends in Bridal Gown Inspiration – High-Necked Details and Capped Sleeves:

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Hi to all the lovely brides planning your weddings and of course to my fellow wedding vendors and friends,

This post is about some of the new wedding gown styles I have been working on recently. – There is a trend towards vintage looks with high necklines, small capped sleeves, bustles and stunning delicate details in chiffon and lace. It’s a very soft look, sweet, innocent and perfect for an elegant, romantic wedding.

These gowns are devoid of stiff structure or excessive boning and have a natural flow. They could be bias cut in silk satin, with silk organza inserts, soft silk tulle, silk-cotton voile or French Chantilly laces.

I also explored a bit of an Indian sari feel to some of the designs as well. It would be gorgeous to use a stunning embroidered and beaded sari as the main fabric for your wedding gown. And then you could wear a veil with the same embroidery and detailing.

If you like some of these ideas and you would like to discuss further, just give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

You can also chat with me on Twitter – @SarahCouturier

Or become a fan on Facebook.

Or find us on Pinterest.

x Sarah