An introduction to Bridal Design by Jennifer Pritchard Bridal
September 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
If you are a bride to be, you will probably be consumed by all the different tasks involved in planning your wedding, and of course looking at all the different ideas and options to find your dream wedding gown.
One option for the bride to be is to have a gown designed, personally for her, creating a one off wedding dress which would have everything in the design which the bride hopes for, fitting to perfection.
To have your gown designed is different to making a purchase in a shop as the gown is designed and manufactured in house and the bride has opportunity be involved in the development of the gown by expressing personal hopes and feelings because all the design elements the bride wishes for are created in her own personal made to measure wedding gown. Time scales to have a bridal gown created generally start from a minimum of 6 months.
The process of design begins with an initial consultation where the designer establishes all the aspirations which the bride wishes for in her gown. This relaxed consultation can be an opportunity to discuss current and future trends which the bride may want to include in the design . Quite often, the most cotemporary classic designs don’t follow any trend but may be an idea or aspiration which the bride may have from childhood or a particular theme which she may wish to include.
A design package is created where the bride can come and view the designs, fabrics and detailing which may be used on the gown. Once the design has been selected the bride will have a toile fitting where the gown bodice is created in calico cotton and this information is placed back onto the brides patterns to start the development of the gown. This is a great opportunity to decide exactly where the neckline, length of bodice and fit of the gown are to be decided. The gown is then created and the bride enjoys fittings seeing the development of her own personal dream wedding dress, with complimentary Champagne at fittings.
The studio guides the bride completely regarding all relevant decision regarding the development of the gown. This personal relationship enables the bride and designer to enjoy a personal experience and relaxed friendship which is a fantastic basis for a dream wedding gown to be created and completed.
Our studio prides it self on designing for the individual. We consider the whole ethos of the wedding theme and also the brides personal attributes, including height, shape, skin tone and hair colour. These are all very important factors for the creation of a perfectly created bespoke wedding gown.
Trends for 2011 continue to use an obvious romantic feel including soft tulles and organza’s, flower detail, folds of silk and sculpted effects, fishtail and tulip silhouettes. Detailing such as feathers will also be popular in the future seasons design.
Our studio prides itself on creating stunning one off creations of bridal gowns. Jennifer has worked in bridal design for 14 years and takes pride in her knowledge and expertise in this field. Jennifer also teaches fashion design at degree level at various universities throughout the North West.
We deliver perfection through choice and passion.