This particular bride is wearing a true ivory lace gown (with a champagne underlay). In searching for the perfect lace, I stumbled on a shop in Latvia with an absolutely exquiste lace that was labeled as ivory. When I received it, it was clearly an off-white, not a true ivory.....but the lace was gorgeous. So, I went about dying the lace in a tea bath. I have to tell you I had never done so before, so I was a bit nervous. I used a minimal amount of tea and hovered over the bowl the entire time it was bathing in the steeped tea. I probably squealed like a pig when I took it out of the bath and realized how well it worked. It is a beautiful match to the gown!
I think the pictures below show the original color and the finished product pretty well. And as you can see from the picture above, it looks awesome with the gown.
A waltz length hits right about the back of the knee.
Due to the plunging back and beautiful covered buttons on the back of the gown, I went with light gathers at the comb allowing all the beauty of the gown to shine through.
Erin also had me make her a keepsake garter. I chose to continue the lace theme from her dress and veil and make her a one-of-a-kind garter with some remnants from other projects I had worked on.
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day.
Best Wishes to you and Devin!