Use your mother’s lace

So what do you do if you want a dress of your own, but you also want to incorporate your mom’s wedding dress somehow?

This lovely real bride walked into one of our stockist stores in Pretoria, and fell in love with our Gabrielle gown from the Enchanting Collection. Hannah felt it suited her perfectly because Gabrielle is the perfect mix of classic and modern. Gabrielle is an understated ball gown in dupion silk with a box pleated organza silk overlay on the skirt. The bodice was the perfect place to use the lace from Hannah’s mother’s wedding dress.

Hannah was a little worried that it wouldn’t work out, but the old lace showed up beautifully on the bodice because it was a heavy lace with a large design. Elbeth retained some of the scallop, positioning it just so so that it would show up against Hannah’s skin.

The verdict?

“I absolutely loved my dress!” said Hannah.

We think this real bride’s desire to incorporate a touch of treasured family memories into her special day could only have made the day more meaningful!

Stockist: Calegra Bridal House

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