Had to rearrange your wedding? – No problem!

We talk to an industry expert with tips on how to customise your wedding gown for any season.

I know lots of you have had your 2020 wedding plans affected by the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Here at Drawn by Light photography, I have been working with lots of couples to rearrange wedding photography into 2021. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to bring you some great Wedding experts to give you some amazing ideas to pep up your wedding planning.

First up is Alex Marcou from the stitching station. Alex is a bridal alteration and accessory specialist. Alex has been immersed in the world of Bridal gowns pretty much her whole life. Her family have been dressing brides and their attendants in the finest gowns for years. Alex now offers bespoke bridal alterations, and beautiful accessories from her boutique studio in Elland, West Yorkshire. I asked her to talk to us about how to make sure your bridal gown reflects the theme of your day and how you might customise your gown if you’ve had to change from a Summer to winter wedding.

Alex Customised Fiona’s dress for her wedding at Hollins Hall in West Yorkshire

Any wedding day is eagerly anticipated, by both the couple and their respective families, but when you begin the planning, never do you imagine that you would have to postpone your day due to a worldwide pandemic. Unfortunately, these are the times that many couples find themselves in, and along with the disappointment comes the worry that there will be a knock-on effect to the look and style of your special day.

‘The Dress’, after the groom of course, is probably one of the most considered aspects of any wedding day. Many brides out there may now be worrying that the change of date means their original gown choice may no longer be suitable for the time of year, or the look of the wedding. As bridal alterations and accessories specialist at ‘The Stitching Station’ I am here to tell you that this is not the case. We often get asked what is possible when customising a gown, and that has never been more apparent than now

Each beautiful bride will have her very own unique style, we’re here to use our knowledge and expertise to make that into reality. A soft fluid tulle gown, could have a stunning neckline, off-shoulder Bardot straps, or beautifully appliqued sleeves. A low-backed fitted beauty could be filled in with elegant details, buttons and beading. You could completely transform the simplest of Satin or Mikado gowns, with a full bridal ‘topper’. Any of these customisations would change a Summer style gown into a gown fit for a Winter wonderland.

You may not want to make changes to your gown, but simply adding some carefully considered accessories could help create the overall affect you desire. A long flowing veil, teamed with a delicately detailed hair-vine, could replace the floral crown you’d imagined, but still retain the essence of the boho bride you always dreamed of being. If you’d like to discuss your options, or need some advice please get in touch, we are always more than happy to chat, and may even be able to offer ideas you didn’t imagine possible.

Most of all, don’t forget that your date may have changed, but your love for each other won’t, and your very special day will be well worth the wait.

You can find Alex Marcou, from The Stitching station in the next studio to mine at Exchange Mill, Saddleworth Road in Elland.

Tel: 07951834385

The Stitching Station The_stitching_station@outlook.com