“Tuscany, like a fine wine, has been some time in the making…”
Wedding gown shopping has got to be the most exciting part of your wedding planning, but when considering a destination wedding it should come with some gown considerations.
Consider your venue, country and setting and especially the temperature!
Lucy’s wedding in Tuscany was going to be warm. She didn’t have to contend with a sea breeze (so if thinking of a veil, consider it being whipped about during the ceremony!) but did have to think about the temperature at the castle in the countryside. Fabric choice was of considerable importance so we chose a silk dupion for the body of the gown with a very soft and light Chantilly lace overlay.
The lace was cut wider from below the knee allowing it to fall into gentle folds and even with the internal corset, Lucy was very surprised at how very light the whole gown was. Perfect for the warm Tuscan afternoon! The back of the gown was cut into a keyhole and covered buttons cascaded down the whole back. A simple satin belt with hand made flowers of silk dupion and organza completed the look. A delicate diamante button added just a hint of sparkle.
The completed gown in the studio
Below are the gorgeous images of Lucy wearing her gown. My favourite has to be the image of her sat at the stone arch window. I also adore the parasol!
“Hi Linda, we are married, back from Italy and back to reality!
We had an absolutely amazing wedding and soooo many lovely comments on my dress so thought id drop you a line and send a few pics so you can see the finished article. Hope you like them, thanks again for everything I was really happy and the dress made me feel extra special,
kind regards Lucy Nugent (was Taylor) xx”
Thank you so much Lucy for thinking of me and sending over these images of your very special day. It was the greatest of pleasures to be part of it.