Friday, 29 March 2013

Ruffles Made Wedding Dress - Our Big Day Part II

Happy Easter everyone!

Easter for me this year day of the long weekend...except for today! So I can finally share with you some lovely pictures from a very fun wedding I attended last the dressmaker! 
Glenn Hawke Photography
Glenn Hawke Photography

So this is a post pretty much highlighting my biggest sewing achievment to date..... 

The first wedding dress that I have ever made. The longest sewing project I have ever embarked on, the most tiring, stressful, and the one with the largest commitment, the most patients and skill....and the most rewarding :-)

Below is a link to the first blog post in this two part series, just giving an overview of the process and construction: Our Big Day - Ruffles Made Wedding Dress Part I

The wedding was last year in November at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. 
I met Samantha at the Sebel Playford Adelaide to dress her before the ceremony. 

Glenn Hawke Photography Ruffles Gazebo
Dressing the bride! Brace yourself as I

Glenn Hawke Photography

You can also read the post about the dress I made to the wedding Burdastyle Vintage Dress 05/2012 and the matching fascinator a super quick sneaky peak

Glenn Hawke Photography
Glenn Hawke Photography
Dressmaker and Bride!

Glenn Hawke Photography
Glenn Hawke Photography

Really hard in a slippery dress!
In between the ceremony and the reception we played old style games in another area of the gardens!

wedding dress lace
Finished front lace work and sleeves
Sweetheart lace close up

Closure with buttons, over the top of corset layer, and with a continuous lace strip over one side fastened with  clear press studs

Ruffles label, and inside label of the names and dates of the bride and groom

inside details

Full dress shot (not very good...) including three pick-ups on the skirt for the reception

 Cheers to everyone for reading!
Enjoy your weekends and Happy Easter!


  1. WOW. Absolutely stunning! Every detail, the fit, the fabric. She looks amazing and it's all because of you!

  2. Amazing!! The dress fits her like a glove! Love the corset (without being too obvious). Great job!

  3. Wow, great job! So much work, and done so well!

  4. Absolutely beautiful work! I know how hard sewing eveningwear is, I can imagine bridal is insane as well. Great job - I'm blown away.

  5. Oh my goodness! That wedding dress is amazing. It fits perfectly, and I love all of the details! Amazing job!


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