The bridal gown was made with off-white fabrics, with a silk lining, which made it very comfortable for her. The outer fabric was made of a heavy satin brocade fabric that gave it some weight, while the silk lining allowed her to enjoy her day with something soft and delicate against her skin.

The bridal party wore sage green (Bride’s favorite color), using satin for the base of the gowns, and sheer sparkly overlays

December 31, 2009 – The Newlyweds – Heather (our daughter) & Neil

All formal dresses were created as a gift for my daughter Heather and her bridal party:  Bridal dress made to the brides specifications with fabric that she specifically picked out.

Bridal party dresses were intentially made different from one another.  

Maid of Honor (sister of the bride) – Sparkle organza sleeves & overlay, sparkle casa satin for the main dress, with a soft lining.  Sleeves were made with a shoulder drape, yet we included spaghetti straps for security.  She also had a silver, floral trim around the high waistband, matching the sparkle that was throughout the overlay.

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Both dresses were lined with a soft lining.  The 1st Bridesmaid (sister of the bride) used sparkle casa satin for her dress, and the 2nd Bridesmaid (cousin) used a plain casa satin.  Sleeves used the same sparkle organza that was used for the Maid-of-Honor.  The sleeves were made to attach to the shoulders of the dress while having the same style as the Maid-of-Honor.


The Maid-of-Honor & Bridesmaids were allowed to select fabric where a pattern was designed to their specifications with bridal input, and the Mother-of-the-Bride dress was created with a similar style.  In order to have all dresses with a renaissance flair that Heather desired, I designed a pattern to allow the Bridesmaid dress sleeves to match the Maid-of-Honor’s sleeves.  Due to the age of the party and personal preference, the bridal party had a more conservative neckline than one would find in the renaissance era.

All photography, courtesy of Dan Snyder Photography, CT & Holly (sister of the bride) of Littlerollafilm Photography, NH