This illustration of Carola’s gown (the Victorian gown with a longer, flower-less train) is done in pencil and gouache on paper and is 11″ x 15″.
This is what the Victorian Gown, currently featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, looks like on a real bride!
I’m very excited to have another dress in Martha Stewart Weddings! The Victorian Gown is featured in the current issue, Winter 2011. You can see it online, but I think it looks best in the magazine itself, where it can be found on page 308.
I had a client whose husband had a custom tuxedo tailored for him to wear on their wedding day. I provided his tailor with an extra yard of the silk peau d’ange I was using to make his bride’s gown so that it could be made into a tie that matched. It was a beautiful detail that brought the bride and groom together visually, and metaphorically — each of them wearing something “cut from the same cloth,” as it were, to symbolize their union.
Of course, I would only recommend doing this if the wedding gown is made in a tightly woven fabric that would befit a tie or vest, such as duchess satin, peau d’ange, or possibly some taffetas. In any case, you should make sure that the whites your groom wears match the white of your dress as there are many shades of white, off-white and cream.