Modern White dress with a Grecian twist
If you’re worried about rain on your wedding day, let these be the images that prove that your wedding will still be so so happy (and so so extremely beautiful!).
These images are by Stephen Bunn, and look as though they’ve been picked from the smouldering pages of Vogue.
Ioana’s dress went through several design transitions before arriving at it’s final destination, and actually, stretching my mind back, it kind of arrived back where we originally started! With inspirations from 1940′s designer Madame Grès, who crafted intricate and delicate drapes, and which cut and divided the dress into interesting and sculpting sections. We decided to be daring, adding a cut out in a diamond shape below the bust too. Ioana is a design architect herself, and so it made perfect sense that this dress was for her, with simpler geometric shapes, but considering the female body.
The skirts are layered in crepe satin with a silk chiffon over-layer, laying flat at the front quarter, and lightly gathered the rest of the waistline, flowing into a smooth train at the back.
We tried to introduce ‘pretty’ details several times, but felt that it became too fussy. We compromised by adding just one simple bow to the back strap.
Asides from the drape (and our little bow), we added feature straps across the decollete, which twisted behind the shoulder and separated before joining the bodice at the low cut back (refer to images for this to make sense). And one of my favourite features; the leather belt with a leather covered buckle which was commissioned especially to match the fabric of Ioana’s dress and made by Marsha Hall (who also makes amazing bespoke shoes!!)
To finish the look, and to fulfill Ioana’s craving for pretty, I commissioned some pretty laser cut daisies in matching chiffon to the dress and embroidered each one to the veil in a cascade, finishing the centre of each with tiny silver glass beads.
I hope you love this Bride, and dress and set of images as much as I do!
London Wedding Photographer Stephen Bunn