We took an antique wedding dress worn by the bride's mother and grandmother for their weddings, and revamped it for a modern twist on a classic look.
Cutting apart a 3-generation-old dress was a daunting task, but to achieve our design for Elizabeth's perfect dress, it had to be done. Much time and care was put into removing the delicate lace pieces and repositioning the fabric where it had faded with time.
The end result was a stunning custom wedding dress with a long history of love.
Step 1: The Original Dress
The original dress was a gorgeous monster of silk satin and lace, with long sleeves, a high neck and a train that could rival Diana's. Did I mention the full petticoat underneath?
We knew we'd have to cut away most of the fabric to create the simple, airy dress Liz was dreaming about. (Don't worry - the sleeves became gloves, some of the train became a hat, and almost all of the lace was used. The rest she still has!)