A bespoke backless lace slim wedding dress for a summer wedding

written by Rachel Lamb
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This stunning bespoke backless lace slim wedding dress features a lace with an unusual, modern pattern in its design. Chosen by bride Adele and used to great effect for her relaxed summer wedding in Cornwall with husband Jonny.

Adele & Jonny confetti wedding day

I was so excited to receive these wedding images from Adele. The lace she picked was so unusual and beautiful and she looked absolutely stunning wearing it!

All the wedding images are by Paul Keppel.

Adele was a very organised bride-to-be and first came to see me for a bespoke consultation in 2018 for her wedding dress, with the wedding planned for 2020. However as the pandemic developed, it became necessary for the wedding to be postponed to 2021, so there was an unavoidable gap of about a year between her 3rd and 4th fittings.

Adele back view with attendants

During our initial meetings Adele looked at many different fabric samples and muted colours for the under-layer of her dress. It was important to her that her dress contained a soft colour rather than being all over ivory. She chose a pale pink satin overlaid with Conchita lace from Bridal Fabrics. Conchita is a great choice; the design is very flowing and natural looking with what looks like giant seed pods and 3D effects within the pattern. It also reminds me of looking at reeds flowing in a stream.

Like many brides, Adele wanted to emphasis areas of her body and distract from others. Her finished bespoke backless lace slim wedding dress had cut out illusion panels at the sides and back which emphasised her slim waist, and her dress shoulders were positioned where they best flattered her shape.

 

Fittings

I was working with Adele for a few years so I also took quite a few pictures of her dress progress during fittings which helped bridge the gaps between our meetings.

Adele's wedding dress 4th fitting front view

Above and below: This is Adele at her 4th wedding dress fitting. The lining is not in the dress yet so the shoulders look wider than they will be when finished. You can see that there is no fastening at the back of the dress and Adele is also wearing her bra. I removed the cups from the bra and sewed them into the dress to provide support. Bra cups tend to provide a better shape than individual cups in some cases so I often do this for brides.

Adele's 4th fitting back view

Adele’s bespoke backless lace slim wedding dress was fitted over her hips and the skirts flowed away towards the hem in a soft, slim A-line mermaid shape. We used the edge of the lace pattern at the hemline, which gave a jagged, natural asymmetric edge and looked fantastic!

Adele's 5th wedding dress fitting close up

Above: This is Adele’s 5th fitting, and the neckline and shoulders are finished.

 

Venues

Adele and Jonny got married at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, Cornwall. The garden images are taken at the Gyllyngdune Gardens also in Falmouth.

Huge congratulations to you both! Xx

If you’re inspired by this wedding and are thinking of having your wedding dress designed and created for you, do get in touch. I am always excited to hear and discuss your ideas and would love to create your wedding dress for you!

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