Creating embroideries for bridal clients is one of things we love most about our job. It’s a privilege to have a hand in making a bride sparkle on her big day, knowing the embroidery that we’re designing holds such special significance and will be treasured forever. Over the years we’ve created countless embroideries for bridal gowns, veils, sashes and head pieces, and each and every piece that we’ve worked on has been an inspiring journey. Whilst bridal trends come and go, be it floral, linear, geometric or all over bling, our favourite pieces are those that are unique, personalised and truly reflect the character of the bride.
“A wedding dress is both intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride.”
– Carolina Herrera
The wonderful thing about embroidery is there is really no limit to what can be achieved. This incredible art-form has paved the way for some of the most amazing creations, from gowns with an entire love story embroidered along the hem line, to a royal wedding dress encrusted with 10,000 pearls. And whilst it’s impossible to document all the amazing and inspiring embroideries that have adorned wedding gowns over the centuries, we’ve selected just a few that we love (with a few of our own embellishments thrown in the mix too!)
This classic cathedral wedding veil is one of our own creations and features the bride and groom’s names, wedding date and a special quote, “Some things are meant to be”, gracefully embroidered with hundreds of ivory thread-work flowers and vines. What makes this piece even more special is that the beautiful bride is one of our closest friends and we were honoured that she asked us to customize this veil for her special day. She truly looked like a princess!
Chiara Ferragni’s bespoke reception gown by Dior is embroidered with lyrics from her husband’s (musician and rapper Fedez) song lyrics and other sweet moments and memories from their life together as a couple. The gown undoubtedly has all the characteristics of a classic fairy-tale Dior piece, but we love that this dress is completely unique to Chiara and Fedez’s own love story. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!
This stunning wedding lehenga by Kresha Bajaj was intricately adorned with gold thread work embroidery that depicts the couple’s love story:- wine glasses as an ode to the proposal and engagement, with their names, wedding venue and other beautiful memories delicately entwined into the design. Designed and executed by the bride herself, each and every stitch tells a part of her beautiful story, and she has inspired brides around the world to do the same. We love everything about this piece; not least the mesmerizing craftsmanship that realises the artwork beautifully.
Angelina Jolie’s famous wedding dress by Atelier Versace was made all the more special with the addition of her unique veil; embroidered with endearing doodles drawn by her six children, her dress was the embodiment of love, warmth and happiness. An adorable touch that made her gown so much more than just a fashion statement.
Princess Diana’s iconic wedding gown was encrusted with sequins, lace and 10,000 tiny mother of pearls. The elaborate design was made all the more special and meaningful by the addition of a family keepsake- a piece of Carrickmacross lace that once belonged to Queen Mary was also appliquéd into the design.
“For most women a wedding gown represents far more than just a dress. It’s also the embodiment of a dream, a memory in the making.”
– Vera Wang
And finally, ending with an embroidery that’s particularly special for us- my own wedding lehenga hand embellished by our craftsmen at Ricamour Embroideries. Every thread colour, bead and crystal was selected by us, and knowing the hours, care and skill that went into making this will make me treasure it forever. Seeing the design taking shape in front of my eyes was truly a magical experience, and though I may be biased, this embroidery will always be my favorite ♥.