Most of our Lily Absinthe Bridal designs tend to be ethereal and soft…this is our “Josephine”, a soft blue corset with an even softer sheer skirt, embroidered with lace and flower petals, worn over a pretty pale blue soft petticoat with oodles of ruffles. Her chapeau is designed and made by the talented Shurie Southcott of Lady Bird’s Hatberdashery. ♡
Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve been preparing for a busy dress up season, starting with Clockwork Alchemy next week, then London, Bath, Tombstone, Germany, Paris, and a few Victorian Balls in between. Be sure to book your next gown or corset ahead of time, our bespoke slots are filling up for the year!
Some formal images taken in our Tombstone parlor, just before we left for the Courthouse. The bride is wearing a brocade gown in the mid 1870s style, with silk pleating and soft cotton netted ruffles with a corseted bodice in a ballgown style.
This gown has a detachable train, so she can wear it later for a Victorian Ball as a formal gown.
The bodice and skirt front had vintage lace applique and bobbinette (netted) ruffles all pinked with my antique tools and hand finished.
And the payoff… 🙂
We fell in love with Martin as well…now they’re the prettiest couple in the West. 🙂
In the course of reviewing the Lily Absinthe blog archives, I came across a post from our bridal photo shoot back in August 2016 that somehow got overlooked so we thought that we’d share it now. But, as the old saying goes, better late than never so here we are… 🙂
After many days of non-stop work, we’re pleased to finally unveil two new designs from Lily Absinthe! Yesterday found us spending a few hours photographing our new designs and while it will be a few days before we get the “official” pictures from our photographer, we thought we’d show you some preliminary pictures just to whet your appetites (and a few “candids” thrown in for good measure). 🙂
First up is our Alexandra design,
(To be continued…)