The delicate nature of vintage dresses means expert hands are needed for any redesign or reconstruction. The team at Helena Couture Designs has the experience to give your vintage wedding dress a fresh new design using couture-level stitching methods without sacrificing any of the unique charm of the dress. We will work with you to reimagine family heirloom and vintage wedding dresses in Brisbane and surrounding areas to allow tradition to continue for generations to come.
Repurposing Vintage Wedding Gowns For Any Bridal Occasion
It is an ancient English custom that the bride brings “something old” to the wedding in addition to “something borrowed, something blue and something new”. Many brides, especially those with a strong sense of family history, share this sentiment and would love nothing more than wearing a reimagined heirloom dress as their “something old.”
The actual wedding ceremony isn’t the only occasion you can wear a family heirloom dress. If you have already decided on a different dress for the ceremony, an heirloom wedding dress may be reimagined as a stunning option for the reception or rehearsal dinner. This is a popular option for many brides who are choosing reimagined versions of their mothers’ wedding gowns.
The Process Of Reimagining A Vintage Wedding Gown
The process of remodelling and reimagining your vintage wedding dress is similar to having a custom wedding dress designed. Your chosen boutique wedding dress designer will start by arranging a consultation to discuss the specifics of your desired design and any modifications that may have to be made.
Due to the broad range of dress styles, materials and garment finishes available, it might not always be possible to redesign your dress exactly to your specification. However, your designer will provide expert advice during the consultation that compliments your vintage dress as well as realising your vision.
Your stylist will help you choose the silhouette for your dream wedding dress and determine which heirloom elements you most want to have included. For example, integrating some of the elements as inspiration to create a brand new design or create lace appliques to turn into a veil, headpiece or overlay.
Looking To Repurpose Your Vintage Wedding Dress?
Whether you want the dress reimagined or the traditional elements emphasised, your vintage and heirloom dresses can be just as dazzling for you as they were for the brides who walked before you.
Repurposing a vintage wedding gown is not only incredibly sentimental, but it is also a very sustainable approach. By repurposing heirloom dresses, you are also repurposing the time, material and resources that went into creating the gown.
At Helene Couture designs, we take immense pride in reimagining vintage wedding dresses in Brisbane and surrounds. We consider it an honour to repurpose the masterpieces crafted by the designers who walked before us. We carry high-quality couture/vintage textiles from reputable fabric manufacturers. We can locate the finest materials to complement your vintage gown, as well as vintage laces and embellishments to strike the perfect balance between your heirloom wedding dress and the modern wedding dress of your dreams.
Looking to repurpose your heirloom or vintage wedding dresses in Brisbane? Get in touch with Helena Couture Designs today.