Sunday, September 18, 2011

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

I have been facinated by silk ribbon embrodery, since I was a teen. I knew I wanted it on my wedding dress, which it had. I spent hours making flowers and hand emboidering my wedding dress. I finished it 2 days before the wedding!

I've continued my love for the art of it. By first featuring it on my gowns and by my new line of heirloom sashes.

An heirloom sash is something, I've intended to be passed on and worn for each special occiasion in a girls life. A young bride, first wears the sash at her wedding, to add a little pizzaz and color to her wedding dress. Her bridesmaid can also have head band ribbons made up to match the brides sash. The bride picks her colors and flowers to cordinate along with her theme. Each flower is hand made and embellished with crystals.

When this bride has her first daughter, the sash can then be used to adorn the baby's blessing or christening dress. Creating special memories of the promises made on that wedding day and reminding the Mother of the promises she made that day to her new family.

As the daughter grows, there is the religious coming of age ceremonies, baptism and first communion. The sash then adorns the child's dress. It then can be worn for other coming of age ceremonies like a Quinceanera.

Once the daughter, finds that special someone and plans her wedding day, the heirloom sash can then be used again, to embellish the wedding dress or even as a bouquet wrap as the bride walks down the isle.

Each sash is completely customizable. Sashes can be made as a full sash made out of fabric (in a variety of shapes and sizes) stitched on as applique to a grosgrain ribbon belt or head wrap. The bride chooses her sash color and fabric and then picks the style of design, a cluster (pictured above on the baby pink sash) or a vine-like design (pictured on the taupe grosgrain ribbon) and then her colors and flowers. Lily Bride Designs can do any type of flower to match your wedding's flowers. Roses, violets, lilies, exotic flowers, cherry blossoms, forget-me-nots, even birds and butterflies just to name a few! Our silk ribbons can even be custom dyed!

Looking for a special thank-you gift for your bridesmaids or flower girls? What about grosgrain ribbon (also pictured above) headbands? Each one again created in the theme of your wedding colors and flowers. What a great gift, she can keep on wearing!

Lily Bride Designs will be hosting a contest on FaceBook soon! Find us under Lily Bride Designs and "like" us to stay tuned for details on winning one of these amazing sashes or a set of bridesmaids head wraps for your 2012 wedding day!

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