Diary of a Wedding Dress: It’s the little things…


I got my first manicure in 7 months yesterday – a sure sign that wedding season is officially over for me this year…nail polish and white silk are not a match made in heaven.  I’m spending the autumn season working with rich, vibrant colours for a new S/S 2016 project – more on that in a later post.  In the meantime, I thought I’d take the opportunity to follow on from Diary of a Wedding Dress: Part 1 to show you the finer detail of the design that featured.

The beauty of a bespoke wedding gown speaks for itself.  It takes many hours of intense work & a detailed knowledge of refined couture techniques to create a flawless finish.  Detailed toile fittings have ensured that the finished gown will be a perfect fit, meaning the finer detail can now take centre precedence.  In this case, “the finer detail” is not intricate embroidery or beading.  Rather, this is finer detail of perhaps a more seemingly mundane nature but nonetheless important for the final outcome.  Take for example the hundreds of tiny, barely-there hand sewn stitches in the hem; quilting the bodice lining so that it doesn’t slip – again, all intricately sewn by hand; and simple touches such as hand made buttons.  Little things, yes, but details are not details.  They make the design.

watermark Buttons offside B&W

watermarked Hem Detail B&W

sleeve detail 2 B&W

watermark petticoat layers

watermark shoulder detail

Commissions now being taken for 2016.

If you’d like more information, please leave a comment below or email me at boeken@boeken.co.uk

Original photography by Kate Boeken.  Please ask before reproducing any images & always give credit, thank you.


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