I was introduced to Ruby through her wedding planner Mati Gono of Just As Planned and she was very excited when we met at my London Atelier because even before Mati recommend me, she had been following Kosibah for years (this is ALWAYS a great start for me!).
As usual with all my clients I wanted to know from Ruby what elements of a couture bridal gown would tick all her boxes. She said she’d like a really long train, a fitted fishtail gown with lace detail and an open back.
RUBY’S wedding service in the glorious St Paul’s Church , Knightsbridge and had her reception at the nearby Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane stunningly decorated and coordinated by Just As Planned.
Ruby has become a very good friend to me and and evangelist for Kosibah.
Side note, her train is the longest of a Kosibah couture bridal gown so far.
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Enjoy the beautiful photos from RUBY’S wedding some taken by myself and some by Jide Alakija of
Ruby in the Kosibah London studio at her first toile fitting.
Design assistants in the Kosibah studio cutting out Lace appliqués and embellishing them with Swarovski diamanté crystals.
The magic tool that allows us to affix diamanté unto fabric, called a hotfix wand.
Ruby back in the studio for her second toile fitting. All the minor fitting issues that showed up at the first fitting are resolved and this toile is the revised version. This couture process is what assures a perfect fit.
The embellished appliqués are then pinned into place on the toile. They will eventually be carefully replicated on the surface of the actual dress fabric by hand. A process that takes more time and skill than you want to think about.
The bridal shoes just HAD to be Swarovski diamanté embellished Loutoutins!
Close up of the sheer back in tulle with hand stitched appliqués and covered buttons. Gave the illusion of a deep plunging back whilst giving the right support.
Wedding and Events Planner Mati Gono.
Bouquets for the bridal party.
Ruby’s diamond and pearl headpiece.
Is this really me?
Genius photographer and brains behind Alakija Studios, Jide Alakija and I.
The obligatory couture designer and bride selfie. Has now become a tradition with my brides and me.
Full length view of Ruby in her bridal gown.
Close up of Ruby with her tulle cathedral veil.
After last minute checks Ruby is about to leave her room.
Setting off to Church.
St Pauls church, Knightsbridge.
Interior of the show showing its stunning alter screens and stained glass windows.