'The mirrored tree'- May2013.
Rich Purple Silk and Turquoise Mirror tree...
Sue was married in May at Brighton registry office, followed by a mini wedding festival party, complete with wellies and camping!
She had a unique design made for her in a rich dark purple silk, consisting of corset with removable sleeves, full ball gown skirt with train. With her own teal tree embroidery design embroidered by Uptight on the front, with tiny mirrors hand stitched by Sue, then sewn in by Uptight. As a jewellery designer, Sue knew exactly how she wanted it to look, and also made her own stunning jewellery.
Hair and make up done by Sarah White.
Sue, a jewellery designer, designed her own embroidery, and hand stitched the tiny mirrors on to silk, then Uptight embroidered them in to the piece.
Dear Janice, I'm not sure how to find the words to thank you for my amazing dress. I can truly say that I have never felt so incredible , as i did on my wedding day. I'll never forget the gasp from my friends and family when I walked in and how rue looked at me for the first time that day and said 'wow'! I had so many compliments on my dress including strangers stopping me in the street when we were walking through Brighton later on! One particular group of French school girls were in awe and a man stopped and asked to take my photo! I felt amazing and actually wanted to have my photo taken all day, coming from someone who normally hates having my picture taken that's really saying something! And that's the power of an Uptight Dress! Honestly , I would happily put it on again and pose for photos, so unlike me! I swear your stitch magic into your dresses! Every bride should have one! You have been amazing throughout the whole process. you are just so calm and patient. Thanks for putting up with me an my fussing and 3am emails and awkward requests and pockets! It was so great to have you there on the day and your calming presence in the morning was wonderful. I didn't think I'd have managed to get in it with out you! I loved wearing it, I literally didn't take it of until 5am! and then I put it on again the next day for our continued celebrations, although it was far from expertly laced! It may be a little muddy now, but it felt so right to wear it out in the open air and the sunshine (eventually!) Thank you so much for making my dream dress and making it better than I could have ever imagined. I really cant thank you enough! Love Sue xx
A small black cat was embroidered on the back of the corset, personal to Sue.
Dear Janice, I just wanted to say a humungous 'Thankyou' again for making Sue's wedding so special. She said that she felt amazing and certainly everyone at the wedding thought so too. An audible gasp went up as she arrived. The gown is fantastic and the extra perk of having you there to lace her up and your continuing support on the day was wonderful. My camera-shy daughter had no fears about facing the cameras and even enjoyed posing for them! Please, also, pass on my thanks to your friend who did her hair and make-up. The beads in the back of her hair were the finishing touch. Thankyou. Sue's Mum