Contemporary colour

Tessa wanted a contemporary, colourful wedding gown for her special day.

Together, we designed a delicate wedding dress in jade green silk, with a chiffon overlay in a very pale green.  Inspired by the design of her favourite necklace, I hand-embroidered the bodice with silver thread and crystals.

In order to create a magical ‘reveal’, Tessa chose to wear a silver silk cloak over her dress.  The fastener tab cleverly concealed the embroidery on her bodice until she removed the cloak during the service.

The cloak was cut to a classical shape, carefully draped to create a ‘hood’ at the back which I decorated with a piece of Chinese knotwork.  The same crystals and silver thread which I used to embellish the dress bodice were scattered over the cloak to discreet effect.