Mai Mai’s dress was made from delicate ivory guipure lace lined with a pale silver silk. It had a plunging V neckline, was lightly gathered at the bust, and featured delicate lace capped sleeves. The dress clung around her waist and hips and flared out just below the knee to create a curvy silhouette. The back lining scooped out to the waist, leaving the back as sheer lace. A silver ribbon tied at the back waist and a puddle train finished it off beautifully.
During the months we worked on the dress together Mai Mai and I became close, and I was touched that she and Martyn invited my husband James and I along to their wedding reception at Kelham Island Museum. The reception was amazing – loads of quirky industrial vintage details and amazing florals. Add in a cocktail bar, a ceilidh, great buffet food and a mountain of cakes – all making for a fantastic do!
“I couldn't have made a better decision to have the very lovely Kate Beaumont help design and make my dress. She was patient when I wasn't too sure what I wanted right at the beginning, and listened and made suggestions to help me achieve my dream dress. Kate made the potentially daunting process a real joy, and the outcome of our enjoyable fitting sessions in her studio was just what I had wished for - if not better! I'm already missing the catch ups over tea and the excitement of getting to the finished product. Thank you so so much Kate!” Mai Mai
Mai Mai and Martyn's wedding was featured on Brides Up North - click here to see more
Images: Rachel Jones Photography