Happy Valentines Day my lovely brides to be! Its been a hectic start to the new year here at R&F HQ, so it was a welcome break this morning to get an email from Jocelyn with her wedding photo's! Looks like they had a super day - congratulations Jocelyn and Hubby!
I just had to share these gorgeous photos with you all!
Sarah got married this summer in a custom version of The Kelly Dress. She chose pretty ivory corded lace for the V neck overlay on top of beautiful ivory silk dupion for the dress itself. Little touches added a pop of colour - the bright red polka dot belt and shoe bows along with oodles of pale blue fluffyness in the petticoat.
This pretty dress was commissioned by a bride getting married just after Christmas in Scotland - sounds so romantic! Made with gorgeous guipure lace and silk - finished with a satin hemmed petticoat to give a perfect 50's shape!
Introducing our new range of full length gowns....
The Starlight Dress This gorgeous dress is made from silk Duchess satin. Featuring a hand pleated bodice with beautiful corded lace edging to the top and a full circle skirt - this dress is a real show stopper!
Shown here made in duchess satin, but can also be made in silk taffeta and silk dupion.
Modelled here with a custom 4 layer petticoat and a vintage brooch to finish!
We had a fantastic day on Sunday, exhibiting at The Vintage Wedding Fayre - Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, organized by the lovely ladies at James Jones Events!
We had a very hectic day as we supplied the dresses for the catwalk show at lunchtime, the gorgeous models had their hair done by Karen Bebbington of KDB Vintage Hairstyling, and make up by Michelle Langford at The Perfect Make Up they wore 6 of our dresses.
We also launched 2 new full length dresses, more details to come on these!
Our 3 new dresses! (Not named yet!)
The Peggy Dress, The Taylor Dress and The Lola-Rose Dress
We will be exhibiting at The Vintage Wedding Fayre this autumn! Come and see us at The Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, 11am-2pm, on Sunday 26th October, where you can try on our sample dresses and even get a discount off any dresses ordered on the day! (Oh and did I mention we are doing the catwalk show too!!)
I'm so in love with this fab pastel fabric! It is so delicate with the tiniest white spots, very subtle! The bride has decided on 2 dresses in each style for her 4 adult bridesmaids, and matching large polka dot bows for her flower girls! The look is completed with ivory 3 layer Alice underskirts cheekily peeking out from below the hems!
Jane first contacted me through my Etsy shop and ordered 3 custom 1950's style bridesmaids dresses, (including a maternity dress) all made in matching pink floral cotton. Not too long after I was very honored when she asked me to make her wedding dress too, after many late night emails the details were decided and The Fremont Dess was commissioned!
The dress was inspired by Grace Kelly's character in the film The Rear Window, and was to be sublte but "quite dreamy and romantic"! Jane chose shell pink silk for her dress with a fabulous overlay of fluffy tulle (pink underneath and ivory on the top), with a 4 layer pink underskirt to match.
Jane got married in the wonderful June sunshine at Hereford Town Hall and has sent me these absolutely gorgeous photographs:
"We had a truly perfect day...the weather was wonderful....and everyone thought the dresses were gorgeous. We were married at Hereford Town Hall, and the reception was held at The Castle House Hotel also in Hereford" - Jane x
So, this dress has been a year in the planning/making and now I can finally share it with you all!
I met a gorgeous bride to be at a vintage wedding fayre we exhibited at in Nottingham last summer. She tried on our Kelly Dress and thought she had found "the one". Her bridesmaids were having Lola-Rose dresses in beautiful Liberty blue fabric and out of curiosity she tried Lola-Rose on too, this was to be her dress! She was very clear from the start that she wanted a lace dress, so all options were explored and a first visit booked to discuss fabrics.
Our bride chose a silk fabric in pale ivory, with a corded lace overlay in a slightly darker shade of ivory. The dress was finished off with a simple plain silk belt (to which she has a fab vintage brooch to pin on) and a 4 layer petticoat trimmed in ivory satin.
Watch out for the official wedding photo's coming soon!
I thought you might like to see a variation of the Betty Bridesmaid dress I was asked to make as part of a set of 3 dresses.
The lines of the dress have been kept very similar where possible, so from the back the waistline is the same level, as are the front and back necklines and sleeves, but the bust seam line has been raised to accomodate a growing baby bump! Although this dress has a circle skirt it isn't designed to be worn with a petticoat!
A few months ago I was contacted by a bride with a design idea, she wanted something subtle, dreamy and romantic with a touch of colour and loved the lines of Grace Kelly's dress, so here it is.... The Fremont Dress...
A gorgeous silk and tulle dress inspired by Grace Kelly's character - Lisa Fremont, in the film Rear Window. Made in subtle shades of ivory and shell pink for a hint of colour, and designed to fall just above the ankle!