asked to replicate the very elaborate head dress the bride's future
mother-in-law wore on her own wedding day. I was fortunate enough
to view it in person when the bride was able to bring the original
to a consultation.
most challenging aspect of this commission was the large scale
of the head dress. I am accustomed to working in miniature which
is where I found my inspiration; I used a different technique
to create the branches and used teeny tiny glass beads that were
much smaller then those used on the original head dress giving
the finished piece a lighter more delicate appearance.
of the embellishment details of the gown consisted of a delicate
petal and branch silk ribbon embroidery that I complemented by
hand-trimming hundreds of tiny round French satin sequins into
squares to reflect the small square shaped petals of the ribbon.