Caitlin’s vintage lace wedding gown reconstruction is a true example of just what can be done with an antique, heirloom gown. Caitlin’s grandmother was a very special person to her, so it was extra-special that she was able to wear her grandmother’s wedding dress. Check out the updates we made below!
Based on the original dress, we removed the netting around the neckline. Then, we lowered the back neck and added an illusion strap to connect the two.
At first, we tried to add some length to the front using a bit from the train because the waist adjustment made the length too short for Caitlin. She preferred to have us create an entirely new satin skirt and train, which we did!
This part took quite a bit of time. Between the cutting of the scallops, and diligent reattaching to the already delicate lace. The lace needed to be reinforced in many places as well.
Caitlin chose to accompany her vintage lace wedding gown reconstruction with an extra long flared veil in English tulle!
We were lucky enough to get closer to Caitlin and her mother throughout this process. They even invited Joy and I to celebrate with them! It was an incredible night, and Caitlin was truly such a beautiful bride. Thank you so much for allowing us to create your vintage lace wedding gown reconstruction, Caitlin!
All professional photos taken by Melody Lane Photography. Interested in having your own heirloom gown redesigned? Reach out to us today!