Hello everyone! So for our first blog post it's probably best to start by introducing ourselves. We are Cristina and Becky and we are Paper to Lace.
We both started our careers working in costume for film and theatre, and then after several musings of "oh, wouldn't it be nice to have our own business making wedding dresses..." we finally did it. We have been making bespoke gowns for the past 3 years and have been quietly working away on our own collection of made-to-order in the background. We still love making bespoke, its so much fun to have a bride come to us with her own unique idea of what she wants to wear on her wedding day and every single one so far has been very different from the next. We've made a yellow beaded feathery one, a gold spectacular met ball inspired one, and one very recently was made using a vintage blouse belonging to the bride's great grandmother! (That was actually really scary to cut. Post-work cocktails were required that day. We may do another blog post describing the sweats in more detail.) Everything is made by us in our east London studio by our own fair hands so we love being able to add that personal touch, and thats something we want to continue with the Ready-to-Wear
This has been a busy summer for us making bespoke dresses, meetings with our brides for 2019 and designing/making/shooting pieces for our new collection.
Whats next for PtoL? We are currently working on getting the next products ready and photographed to add to the collection and starting on next year's bespoke dresses. Exciting times ahead!
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