A Star called Sarah, wearing a handmade bespoke wedding dress. By Lucy Bennett
By January, we have all very much moved on from the fallout of Christmas. The tree and decorations are down, we’re setting unachievable goals and crying into our coffee cup as we return to work! However, for some of us, we’re holding on to 2017 and we are not going to let go! We had a grand, super, please don’t let it stop 2017 and for us, it is definitely worth looking back and starting 2018 with our accomplishments fresh in our minds. For me this was the design and creation of a handmade bespoke wedding dress.
By April 2017, I was so ready for a new challenge to peak my interest as designer creator, and having spent some time making preparations to work on a Bridal collection, I took the plunge and began tip toeing into the bridal world by working with several phenomenal brides, which was exactly how I wanted to begin my journey into Bridal wear.
I met Sarah in May. She was laid back with an effortless style and she knew exactly what she wanted her dress to be. I was thrilled when she mentioned that the dress was to feature an amazing starry jewellery piece by dreamy designer Tilly Thomas lux whose work I had already tried and loved at Most Curious Wedding Fair earlier in March.
From May to the pick up point, Sarah and I gradually worked on the dress. We had around six fittings, and tweaked and refined the dress until the fit was perfect and all the finishing touches had been added. This included a star studded train and a lovely gold chain to the front of the dress that sat on the waistline. The back looked almost Grecian, encompassing one of my long standing trademark details, the cowl back, that can be seen in the pieces for my fashion label Roc and Doll. The shot featured here by the bride’s photographer Meagan Sarah for me truly captures the essence of what this dress was all about. I love the simplicity and drapiness of the soft georgette fabric, and the light passing through the gaps as the image is taken.
What Sarah said about Lucy: