There is something very special about designing and making the perfect wedding dress for a couple’s special day – and even more so when that couple happen to be your very own niece and her husband to be, it becomes more than special, it becomes precious, personal and meaningful.
While many of you know us for our more traditional tailoring skills, Myles Anthony have been creating wedding attire ( including wedding dresses ) for many years. So when we were asked by my niece Chantelle to help her create the dress for her special day, we obviously couldn’t say no.
However the list of garments didn’t stop there – with the best man and of course the groom, also needed to be suited and booted. Additionally, as favourite Uncle, I needed to create the perfect suit for myself that would suitably impress. Of course without outshining the bride and groom 🙂
We focused primarily on Chantelle and her beautiful elegant dress that was created from silk in a bias cut that fell to the floor with a short train to the rear. The deep neckline was highlighted by simple spaghetti straps designed to create simple feminine lines. It was elegant and suited her body shape perfectly. I was a very proud Uncle and tailor indeed.
Over the course of 8 weeks we created the dress and the suit for the groom which was tailored using a striking electric blue fine wool from Scabal. The suit was designed to be worn again, yet it still had a special quality that set it apart – we think the blue was perfect for the overall theme of the wedding.
In all we tailored 5 outfits in just 8 weeks and discovered that despite the tight time scales our quality never wavers and our attention to detail remains the same. I couldn’t have been prouder of the team and what we achieved.
Chantelle and Adam were also beyond pleased – they were over the moon.