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Chandre spotted one of our designs at a bridal fair quite some time before her wedding, she knew she had to come and see us for her wedding dress. She wanted something different and had even contemplated a dark wedding dress before coming across our ‘Lorilee’ bias cut silk wedding dress. We changed the colour of the design to create something truly unique, Chandre opted for a mushroom coloured heavy silk satin, the end result was breathtaking!
You may be wondering what ‘bias cut’ means, well, it refers to the cut and drape of the fabric, silk is the best kind of fabric for this style. Bias cut dresses were first created in the 1920s. They were not ‘fitted’ garments as such but they still allowed the design to hug your figure in a flattering manner. When we cut a ‘bias cut’ silk wedding dress, we cut the pattern pieces on a 45 degree angle as opposed to straight or in-line with the selvedge. A ‘bias cut’ silk wedding dress often looks ‘simple’ but in actual fact, it’s an art form and much more difficult than you’d think!
We also created a small headpiece to suit Chandre’s short hair do and compliment the dramatic beading on her gown.
Chandre and Cuan travelled to South Africa for an intimate wedding with their nearest and dearest. Cuan was blown away by his stunning bride as she walked down the aisle. The photos of the couple are just gorgeous, I especially like the photos of Chandre and her Dads! They are beaming with pride.
Images by Kobus Tollig