Wednesday, 11 December 2013

REAL BRIDE: Sarah MacKenzie

Our December bride is the lovely Sarah. 

Sarah came in store knowing exactly what she was after; however after being inspired by our fabrics, her bridal party colour palette most definitely changed. 

Sarah fell in love with a beautiful printed silk dupion with accents of soft blues and purples,  and wanted to incorporate it into her bridal party. This lead to the transition from apple green bridesmaids, which Sarah always envisioned, to 'Riviera' blue. The junior bridesmaids were then dressed in the printed silk dupion, which tied in with the bridesmaids perfectly. 

The whole bridal party was a beautiful story of riveting blue hues with touches of violet purple, all complimenting Sarah's luxurious Platinum 'Amelia' duchess silk wedding gown. 

We had so much fun assisting Sarah in creating her bridal party colour story. Here is a small interview we had with Sarah and her beautiful images of her big day. 

Thank you Sarah for allowing us to be part of your special day! 

1.   How did you hear about Selective Fine Fabrics?

My mum and I came down from north Brisbane after finding SFF online.  When we visited, Melissa recommended our dressmaker, Frida to us. 

2.  Why did you decide to get your wedding dress made/ would you recommend it for any                  future brides?

Absolutely.  I always knew what I wanted and I dreaded searching for days and not being able to find it – so having it made seemed the best option.

3.   How would you describe your experience at SFF?

It was excellent!  The range and quality of the fabrics is exceptional.  We originally went in to get plain green silk but once we had a look around and spoke to Melissa, we got a lot more adventurous!

4.   Where did you find inspiration for your bridesmaids? Did you always want to get something         made to measure for them?

 Our inspiration actually came once we saw the painted silk fabric – I loved it instantly so we built the colour palette around it.  The bridesmaids wore vintage blue wiggle dresses with purple lining which looked beautiful with the floral flower girls dresses and my dress, which was a pale silver grey duchess silk.

5.   What would be the best advice you would give to any future bride?

 Look around for single elements you like and dislike and then decide on a style that will flow through your whole wedding.  When you’re clear on that, it’s easier to see when something fits with that style – colours, fabrics, designs and all the finishing touches.