My job, when making bespoke pieces, is to interpret people’s daydreams. That, as you can imagine, is a treat and a joy.
People come to you because they already love your work. So generally you have a good starting point to work from. If someone contacts us, for example, it’s pretty rare that they don’t want lashings of lovingly hand-worked lace appliqué! But even so, each piece is unique to the bride and her tastes.
The two gowns that I wanted to share today are two sides of the same coin. They are both ornate, bespoke, awash with lace, and made from silk. They both suit their respective brides beautifully and both brides were dreams to work with. But they are wildly different in aesthetic.
The thing these two lovely people had in common was trust. Trust in the creative process.
We work intuitively here, adapting and playing and dreaming as we go. My job is to understand your aesthetic preferences, your daydreams, and to weave them into my work. If Sparklewren isn’t going to be a good fit for you and your preferred way or working or aesthetic or price-point then I’ll generally try to help you find other designers that might be more suitable. Every good artist wants to make the best work they can, to give you the best experience they can. Which means that here at Sparklewren we seem to be best suited to creative, courageous, trusting, passionate clients.
These dreamy designs only make it into the real world when we’re on the same page and have a mutual trust. And when it works, my goodness it works well… I absolutely adored both of the above bridal gowns and adored working with their owners.