Saturday, 3 October 2015

Halcyone; a flower embellished lace and silk wedding gown in tranquil French grey

French grey lace and silk wedding dress with flower embellished bodice by Joanne Fleming Design

This dreamily romantic design in soft French lace has a structured sweetheart bodice, (with the option of removable straps) which is embellished with embroidered beaded flowers, and a fluid full length skirt with a small train. It is shown here in elegant French grey, but can be made to order in ivory and a number of other custom dyed shades.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Kalypso; nude silk tulle evening gown veiled in black French lace, with coral and pink accent details

Beaded black French lace and nude silk tulle Edwardian inspired evening gown by Joanne Fleming Design

Black lace and nude silk tulle evening gown with coral and pink embroidery by Joanne Fleming Design

Sunday, 6 September 2015

A dreamily romantic bridal inspiration shoot on the Oregon coastline.....featuring the 'Galatea' gown

'Galateia', a beaded lace and tulle romantic wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

These wonderfully romantic images were shot on film by multi-award winning destination-wedding specialists Archetype Studios.
I was lucky enough to meet them earlier in the year at a workshop in the South of France (organised by the fabulous Norwegian Wedding Blog), so was really thrilled to be invited to lend a gown  for a bridal inspiration shoot they were organising, to take place in early August on the epic Oregon coast. Koby and Terilyn of Archetype, together with stylist Roxanne of The Foraged Fern, certainly know how to put a team together, and it was lovely to see how their vision bought the work of multiple bridal specialists together so perfectly.....
I hope you enjoy this dreamy coastal love story as much as I did.
Full credits at end of the post.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

'Theda'; a 1920s Ancient Egyptian revival inspired flapper dress in gold and lapiz lazuli

1920s inspired feather embroidered tulle and silk satin blue and gold flapper dress by Joanne Fleming Design

After the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter the world became gripped by 'King Tut mania', and the fashion world of course got in on the act, with the influence of the new discoveries of the ancient world inspiring many designers all through the mid '20s. Here's a JFD take on the look...the opulent gold embroidered feather tulle and lapiz lazuli silk satin echoing the vivid colours of the famous death mask of the young Egyptian king.

I've named the dress after the silent screen star Theda Bara, in deference to her 1917 starring role as Cleopatra, which although nearly a decade before Carter's find, really set the scene for the whole Ancient Egyptian revival.....

Monday, 20 July 2015

'Corallium'....a romantic floral embroidered tulle and silk wedding dress

Floral embroidered nude tulle and silk wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

The latest design added to the 'Anthousai' Collection.....a delicately romantic style in airy nude tulle embroidered in shades of coral, rose and hot pink, with tiny silk organza florets embellishing the bodice and sleeves, each set with a sparkly Swarovski crystal. Hand painted silk ribbon ties finish the look.

Romantic coral and pink floral embroidered tulle wedding or evening dress by Joanne Fleming Design