Rhian’s Stunning ‘Stella’ Wedding Dress Portrait

We couldn’t be more excited to share this stunning Wedding dress oil painting. I loved this dress! Mike rang looking for this as a wedding day gift for his lovely bride to be, Rhian.  Does it get any more romantic!

In keeping with tradition, Mike wasn’t supposed to see the dress before the big day so our super talented artist, Ailbhe, worked closely with Dara from Filly Frocks Bridal Boutique to produce the final painting. Dara provided us with the photos of the magnificent dress as well as closeups of the intricately beaded belt and helped at all the proofing stages. The dress was called ‘Stella’ by the designer ‘Johanna Hehir‘ and was made of a beautiful silk material, a seriously stunning dress!

The oil painting was then carefully gift wrapped by the team here at Pretty as a Picture and was waiting in the bridal suite for Rhian on the morning of their wedding. What a sweet guy, it’s stories like this make our hearts melt!

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Mike sent these kind words over after their wedding:
I promised to get back in touch once we got home from our honeymoon to let you know what Rhian thought of the painting. She went nuts for it. Really loves it. I got my Mom to drop it over to her room the morning of the wedding so she could admire it while all the ladies got ready and they all loved it. Thanks again for doing the painting for me. It has pride of place in our house on the wall now.

It was a real pleasure to work with such a sweet couple, we wish you both all the happiness in the world :)

If you would be interested in a dress portrait, click here to see some gorgeous examples or get drop us an email at info@prettyasapicture.ie.

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Wedding Dress Portrait Sketch; Kate Middleton

The royal wedding has come and gone, but it seems wedding trends from the most watched wedding of the century such as small bouquets, white bridesmaids dresses and vintage cars are here to stay What we loved most is the dress! Kate Middleton revealed her wedding dress on the morning of April 29th (after months of speculation about what she would wear) and we weren’t disappointed!  There are just so many beautiful elements of this dress that we love! Ailbhe has sketched a wedding dress portrait (one of our pen & ink wedding dress portrait sketches) of Kate’s wedding dress to capture these favourite elements!

Fashion Print Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

What we love about Kate’s royal wedding dress

We love that Kate’s ivory gown by designer  Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, was so traditional.

Sweetheart Neckline
Kate’s Wedding dress featured a sweetheart-neckline. We love this look so feminine and pretty and very flattering!

Bride Kate’s fitted dress has a long sleeve lace overlay and we are not surprised that lace wedding dresses are a big trend now! Ailbhe was able to capture the lace detail in the sketch.

Royal Couple Kate & William

Embroidered Flowers
The bodice and 9foot train of Kate’s dress were decorated with delicate lace applique flowers, the design incorporated the four floral emblems of the UK, the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock and was made at the Royal School of Needlework using Carrickmacross, an Irish originated lace making technique! We don’t envy the embroiderer though, sketching this took long enough :)

Fashion Print Kate Middleton’s Dress

Kate Middletons dress is on display on at Buckingham Place this summer! In honour of this we have had Ailbhe’s wedding dress portrait sketch professionally printed in gallery with archival inks, perfect gift for fans of the royal couple and for fashion lovers around the globe who tuned on the morning of April 29th to see the dress that is sure to influence weddings throughout 2012. Click here to get yours

If you have your own fabulous wedding dress, check out our wedding dress portrait gallery.

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