Ever wonder how a wedding dress is made and the finer details behind the seams? In this blog post I’ll let you in on the secrets behind our wedding design Eternity. You can find this design in our current collection and on our Etsy shop.
Taffeta has a bad rep for being a crunchy overly crisp fabric that is a little outdated. Well this gown will change your mind! The fabric used in this dress is a soft lightweight taffeta with beautiful drape and the perfect amount of sheen almost like a pearl finish. For this design to hold its shape in the pleated bodice and the A-line skirt the fabric needs to have a certain crispness to it and this fabric suits that perfectly. Silk organza is used to underline the skirt to help hold the shape of the box pleats without adding any weight to the taffeta. A soft rayon lining is used under the skirt with a custom-made tulle underskirt.
The bodice is made up of four layers. The lining is made from a luxuriously soft duchess satin which feels buttery soft against the skin. Over the top of the lining is a muslin base made from 100% cotton adding body to the bodice. Two layers of the taffeta fabric finish the design – one layer is for a base and the other to created the pleated design.
To make this dress comfortable to wear all wedding day long without the need to hitch it up I use an inner tight fitting bra closure that lies underneath the lining. This allows the dress the stay up without the need to even do up the zip! In this case I used poppers for this closure, other options include lacing or hook and eye closures – the choice is yours!
There are two layers of boning in this dress. The muslin layer in between the taffeta and duchess satin and boning in the duchess satin lining. This creates the perfect amount of support and fit. The following photos show the dress inside out so you can see the boning on the duchess satin layer. The dress hooks are made from high quality ribbon.
Finally the skirt. Here is a photo of the tulle underskirt that gives the skirt the a line look. The tulle Is attached to the lining of the skirt.
THE ETERNITY GOWN
Here are a few detail shots of the hand draping on the outer layer of the bodice. This hand draping will be unique to your dress and can be altered to your style. I love to make unique pieces!
The following photos were taken at the beautiful Parkside Mansion in Denver at a collaborative Bridal Shoot. Thanks to Trevor Gass at TrevG Studios for the wonderful photos. The lovely Emily Anne is modelling our with the handsome Gary Rickard as her groom for the day.
Makeup: Brandy Rich of Brandy M. Rich – Denver Area Makeup Artist & Esthetician.
Hair:by Camille Sullivan from Camille at XoXo Salon and Nicole Renee.
Jewelry: Geri Bowman Pearson from Geri’s Gems.
Flowers: Jennifer Iva Dreiling from Sugar n’ Stems
Table arrangements: Jillian Louise King of Rocky Mountain Vintage Events
And finally here are a few shots from a different shoot ..
Did I forget to mention the handy hidden pockets in this dress! Very handy for the modern bride!
For even more photos of this design take a peek at our Facebook page! We would love to hear your thoughts on our design so comment away!