For her informal, barn-style wedding Zoe bought a simple top and skirt from the high street which we bridal-ised with fresh fabric overlayers.
The top was a spagetti strap vest with bustier style seam lines in stretch jersey. Zoe wanted lace here, so I sourced a great stretch lace at Goldhawk Road. The pattern on this fabric added texture without being too floral, a large motif wouldn’t have suited this small garment, and a more abstract design helped to keep a modern feeling.
The skirt was a wrap effect maxi skirt, unlined, gathered on to a straight waistband. To elevate the look here we added a layer of chiffon to both the skirt and waistband. I also made some alterations to improve the fit and fix some hiking problems in the original garment.
I also made zoe a veil! Which I’ve not really done before, but I very much enjoyed! It’s a simple polyester tulle veil, oval shaped, double layer, worn at the back at the head. It has no edging and is deorated with a line of small crystal beads at the comb.
Teamed with a waist sash on the big day, Zoes’ outfit looked stunning! She created a beautiful bridal look for a fraction of usual cost.
You can find more of Zoes’ wedding photos here.