In Spring 2015, Zoe's mum excitedly came in to my shop saying she was looking for a dress for her daughter. We chatted about ideas and she seemed to think that Zoe would love the idea of having her own dress designed and made for her. I then met Zoe and we spoke about what she wanted and she was so enthused by what I could provide for her - I was so excited at the prospect of making her dress from her!
A bit of time went past and I hadn't heard from Zoe or her mum, and I thought that they had gone in another direction. I then got a phone call from them saying they wanted to work with me - I was over the moon! They said that they had chosen me because I was "personable" and "I understood what she wanted straight away".
Over the next months, we made toiles of different designs of dresses she wanted, trialling her different ideas, slowly constructing her dream dress with her input every step of the way. I was so happy to work with Zoe, she is an amazing woman and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect bride!
The finished product was a beautiful fishtail dress. The main fabric we used was a crepe de sheen, we used Beckford silk for the outer and the inner lining and the lace used was James Hare. Vintage pearls were used, the centre back was done up by individually applied pearl buttons. The lace on the back was hand appliquéd, and the crystal beads inside the lace were hand stitched in. Her veil was a floor length tulle with swarovski crystals. It sounds fabulous, right? I'll let the photos speak for themselves...
Her wedding was in September 2015 in Gibraltar, and she couldn't have looked more perfect.
Zoe's review made our hearts melt!
"I cannot recommend Sophie highly enough. She is a fabulous lady with an amazing talent and a great sense of humour. Thank you for all your hard work, patience and advice throughout the process, and most importantly for bringing my dream wedding dress to life. It was absolutely beautiful. Zoe xx"
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