Define, Design, Refine, Divine – The Couture Journey
Courtship – Typically the start of The State of Grace Experience will begin with an informal telephone conversation between Lucia Silver, the Creative Design Director and the
client or bride to be.
Scene Setting – We will then send you an optional brief to complete that allows us to understand you, your style, your venue and your dreams for the day as well as any ideas you
may already have for your dress and accessories
Invitation – You are then invited to have a private consultation at The State of Grace’s showroom. Here you will meet with Lucia and see her designs brought to life, as well as the
opportunity to experience the look, feel and presence of the dresses when you try them on!
The First Date – The personal consultation process then assists us with the brief. How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What features do you want to accentuate?
(and what would you rather hide?)
Lucia will guide you through the design process, all the time being mindful of your shape, your styling and your vision
After the initial consultation, the first hand drawn sketches are produced for you
Then, based on the sketches and further discussion, a toile is produced of your dress. This is a test garment so that the design can be perfected and fitted to you precisely. This is
where it comes to life. At this stage we can also refine the embellishment and details that will take your bespoke gown from design to divine
The next time you return you will see your individual wedding gown which will be tailored to you to fit, flatter and feature. At this stage you will also need your shoes so that we
can get the length of the dress just right
There will be one final fitting where we ensure that everything is ready so that you can say ‘I Do’. As our gift to you we will give you the original signed sketch of your dress
We want you to enjoy the journey so please feel free to invite someone special along to join you. Lucia designs for the red carpet too so can also create the a showstopper of an
evening dress should you wish to do a Meghan Markle and slip into a different outfit for the evening’s entertainment.