Custom Designed Handmade Lace Wedding Dresses

Many brides‘ first association with wedding gowns is LACE Lace can be delicate or heavy, sheer or almost opaque. It can be rayon or cotton, re-embroidered, corded, appliqued, or beaded. Most lace patterns are available in white or shades of ivory.

 
 
credit: Curtis Rhodes Photography

credit: Curtis Rhodes Photography

Fitted Alencon Lace Gown with Pink Sash

Gown of imported French re-embroidered Alencon lace.  The lace is hand-pieced to eliminate seams, allowing the floral pattern to continue uninterrupted.

The gown is fitted through the hips and then trumpets to a cathedral train.  The bride wears a bias cut slip of silk charmeuse, cut low in back, with miniscule straps.  The peach silk underneath warms up the white of the lace.

 
 
Credit: Photos by Lindsay Hackney

Credit: Photos by Lindsay Hackney

Guipure lace bias cut gown with low V-neck front and back  

Madeleine chose Guipure lace in a bold pattern.   The open pattern of the lace allows the warmth of the lining to show through.  With low v-necklines in front and back the fit of the gown is all-important.  The bias cut gown clings to the body and trumpets out for the cathedral train.  The lining stops at the ground, emphasizing the pattern of the lace on the train area.  The lace is all hand-pieced to eliminate seams on this body-conscious design. design.  The long train can fill a cathedral, but the openwork lace bustles nicely without bulk.

 
 
credit: Art Wedding Photography

credit: Art Wedding Photography

Lace bodice with sash, chiffon ribboned skirt

Jennifer chose to be married on the coast of Ireland and wanted a gown that would respond to the elements.  The multiple layers of chiffon respond to the breezes, but the ribbon at the hem ensures that the skirt will fall back into place between gusts.

 
 

 

Delicately Embroidered Netting

Diana drew a sketch of exactly what she wanted in a gown.  I merely executed the design.  We sourced the lace together,  tulle with delicate embroidery and tiny pearls - just enough to make it special without glaring in the sun.  A taffeta underdress give the A-line gown its shape and the chapel length train bustles up easily.  This subtle dress was perfect for an outdoor wedding in Vermont.

 

 
 
credit: Tanya Tribble

credit: Tanya Tribble

Alencon A-Line Gown with Cathedral Train

Alencon lace imported from France and a silk taffeta slip to add body to the gown. The lace is hand-pieced to eliminate seams, allowing the floral pattern to continue uninterrupted.  This bride chose a sweetheart neckline.  The A-line skirt extends to a cathedral train which bustles up for the reception.

The ivory slip makes the pattern of the lace stand out and the light sash echoes the color of the slip.

 
credit: Jason Johns Photography

credit: Jason Johns Photography

 

Guipure Lace Strapless Gown with Red Sash

Alison's Guipure lace gown has a pattern of leaves, perfect for a late summer Vermont wedding.  The lace is hand-pieced so there are no visible seams on the dress.

The strapless gown has a crimson sash which ties in back and falls the full length of the chapel train.  The sash matches the bride's shoes and the couple's car.  We considered a red lining, but it detracted from the lace, while the pink makes the lace pattern pop.

 

 
credit: Addie Roberge Photography

credit: Addie Roberge Photography

Three Pieces :Lace, Satin, and Chiffon

Krisztina chose to have her wedding outfit made in three pieces.  The Alencon lace jacket made her feel like a bride and she can wear the satin bustier and chiffon full skirt over again when she performs as a violinist  The lace and chiffon worked well to complement Krisztina's diminutive figure.  And silk chiffon is lovely for an outdoor ceremony, fluttering if there's a breeze and not glaring in the sun.

 
credits: Colette Kulig Photography

credits: Colette Kulig Photography

Embroidered Netting Scattered with Three-Dimensional Flowers

Samantha's strapless gown is imported netting embroidered and appliqued with three-dimensional flowers.  She wore an off-the-shoulder bolero for the wedding ceremony and removed it for her reception.  A four-ply crepe dress underneath gives body to the diaphanous netting.  We knew we couldn't use a traditional bridal lace for Samantha, a former circus clown and division one basketball player.  It took four weeks, but I think we found the right fabric for her ski resort wedding