It is always a great show of confidence in one’s work when as a designer you get to create bridal gowns for more than one member of the same family. It was such a case in today’s Kosibah Real Bride Charlotte as I also got to create her sister’s bridal gown a couple of years later.
Charlotte wanted a fitted fishtail gown with some texture in the fabric. I created a gown featuring an asymmetrical empire-line bodice hand-draped in silk duchesse satin with a Swarovski embellished knot leading to 2 detachable shoulder straps. The corseted lower bodice and fishtail skirt was in textured silk tulle with Swarovski diamante crystals added on in the Kosibah Studio.
I also made the dresses worn by the 2 Bridesmaids (one of whom I later made a wedding gown for), the Mother of the Bride and the Grandmother of the Bride. As I usually do when I can, I arrived in the morning to dress the whole bridal party.
Charlotte, the daughter of Lord Boateng, a peer of the realm, had the privilege of getting married in the beautiful St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey with her reception taking place across Parliament Square at One Great George Street , a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building .
Charlotte removed her silk tulle cathedral veil after the wedding service and just before cutting the cake with her new husband, removed the detachable shoulder straps which created a more informal look to her dress.
Enjoy the images, especially the interiors of both St Margaret’s Church and One Great George Street.
June 11th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Absolutely amazing. Love it!
June 11th, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Thank you so much Veronica.
June 12th, 2014 at 5:15 am
Wow, fantastic, simply fabulous. Makes me want to do it al over again. Particularly liked the Mother of the bride frock. What’s that clolour? Ice blue? Very nice. Welll done Yemi.
June 12th, 2014 at 6:02 am
Thank you so much Tara. The mother of the bride was wearing silver Dupion silk that indeed had a tinge of blue.
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January 21st, 2015 at 9:58 pm
Great job sir….. I love the skirt fabric…
February 25th, 2015 at 7:01 pm
Thank you very much Oyinkansola.