Maggie Sottero and Miss Bush may seem like an incongruous match on the surface. Maggie's advertising images would lead you to believe they do a mean line in meringue and little else.
Miss Bush buying has always reflected our customers eclectic taste and style - located closed to London our brides are savvy shoppers and early adopters of new shapes and trends. They do however demand value for money along with their dress. Maggie therefore has always offered both - even if they do hide that fact under some glamour model styling on line.
Suzanne was one of my first brides to buy Presca Marie. It has Miss Bush stamped all over it. It has impeccable corded lace over Maggie Sottero's signature corset structure. The amazing train features a double band of extraordinarily beautiful deep lace edging. The skirt panels feature point d'esprit tulle ( that's the 'fashion' term for spotty!) giving the dress a light and vintage feel. The shape of dress could be described as A line - although in reality the shape is way more refined.
On the left the Rosa Clara dress Adamo that we used to stock that provided the inspiration for Suzanne's lace top to cover her shoulders for church. On the right is Maggie Sottero Presca with it's matching veil. As Maggie Sottero won't sell lace separately Suzanne ordered the dress with the veil and Janet, the Miss Bush production manager, harvested the lace and cut a pattern especially for Suzanne. The Maggie Sottero Presca Marie, below, has a flower belt as opposed to the beaded belt above! As neither belts are brilliant with the dress (I have a particular distrust of diamante teamed with lace) the Miss Bush advice is to get the Presca Marie as it costs less and you can use the flower in your hair!
|Maggie Sottero Presca Marie|
Many thanks to Suzanne for sharing these photos shot by her brother-in-law Matt.
|Suzanne's neat hairdo uses the flowers from the Presca Marie belt. Hair is by Sharon Roberts|
I love working with other brilliant wedding professionals and I was so pleased that Suzanne chose Sharon to do her hair. Sharon is like a mini wedding planner and runs a very smooth wedding morning. Unflappable to the last- she even accommodated Suzanne's Mother's last minute request for tendrils for her daughter's hair style and tweaked the style to perfection.
|I know the hanging up dress shot probably only resonates with the Suzanne herself but the light through the lace shows the detail beautifully.|
|I know Suzanne looks rather pensive here - but I think it's my favourite shot|
|I know I am like a cracked record - but look at the uncreased. perfect corset structure. Maggie magic...|
|Perfect bustling and fit ensures all manner of twirling can be undertaken with ease!!|
Photography by Matt Alexander http://www.mattjalexander.com/