A Line Beaded Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

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Today’s story is a sweet one: Laeticia worked with our team to create an airy tulle A line long sleeve lace wedding dress, with a delicately beaded bodice and a lovely V neckline. Her dress was incredibly light, and captured exactly the vision she had for herself for her big day. Let’s dive into her story!

Laeticia‘s A-line long sleeve lace wedding dress: The Story 

Laeticia came to us in late summer of 2019, as a referral from JoSaBi Arielle (read her story as well!). The latter had told her about her experience, and was really excited about her dresses. Laeticia therefore perused our social media pages, and fell in love with the shape of Tagèle’s dress. She immediately knew she wanted a similar wedding dress, with an A line shape, delicate lace, a light tulle skirt and long sleeves. 

A line v neck long sleeve lace wedding dress
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From the general idea above, Laeticia took time to chat with our team about what she liked. It became clear that she had a weakness for lace. We discussed for a while, and she opted for one with delicate flower patterns. Laeticia also loved bling. She wanted the classy kind, that would just barely light up in photos, akin to the shine of little stars in the sky.  (We therefore dressed the lace up with a mix of transparent sequins, silver sequins and different glass pearls.)

For the sleeves of her lace wedding dress, Laeticia was all about sheerness. We therefore found the perfect tulle for her complexion to make the foundation for the long sleeves. As a result, the lace looked like it was floating on her skin; it was  lovely.

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The Skirt: a Labor of Love

Custom wedding dress sketch evolution JoSaBi Mariées
The evolution of Laeticia's sketches until the perfect style.

Now for the skirt 😂 buckle up!

The thing that Laeticia knew for sure, is that she wanted a very light material. She felt like something airy would be the right addition to the A-line shape and the lace of her wedding dress. That said, it was a little hard for her to figure out which one fabric to pick. She was originally leaning towards silk chiffon because of its texture and movement. However, she was not sure, so we kept digging. We exchanged fabric videos, as well as videos from previous JoSaBi creations. 

After a few days, we realized that, beyond movement, Laeticia was more enamored with airy volume. She wanted a tiny bit of “poof”, but was scared to think of tulle (because her mind immediately went to ballet tutus 😂). After we showed her that the high end tulle used for bridal gowns was actually soft, sheer and light, she ended up going for that option instead. (Fun fact: the conversation with her was at the origin of this article to help brides differentiate between tulle, organza and chiffon.)  

Laeticia wanted an airy A-line shape for her wedding dress. 

As a final touch to the dress, Laeticia opted for the cutest bow in the back ( a bit reminiscent of Astrid’s). She completed her overall look with a classic chapel length veil with a lace edge.

After a couple of weeks (we definitely took our time!), the style was finalized, and the sketch approved. We therefore got to work creating Laeticia‘s wedding dress.

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Creating Laeticia‘s Wedding Dress

The process was smooth; we started by constructing the bust and the sleeves piece by piece. After our bride approved the initial look, we started constructing the skirt. Laeticia had opted for pure white for the color of her A line lace wedding dress, and the mix of it with the sparkling beading accents and the skin colored tulle was striking. 

After two and a half months, our beautiful wedding gown was ready! It was really all in softness, airy and light, with incredible detail on the bust and subtle shine. Laeticia had really created a unique custom wedding dress that hit all the high notes for her, and she was just so in love with it. (I mean, so were we, but we’re kinda biased.)

We shipped it over to France, with a few additional pieces of lace in the package. At her fitting, Laeticia decided to add some of that lace to the bust, because she wanted more opacity; otherwise, the dress needed no alterations. 

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Wedding Day 


The wedding day was a classy yet convivial affair that took place in Arras, France. Laeticia and her beau arrived in the cutest light blue retro car, and she just looked amazing. Her A- line lace wedding dress  with long sleeves was exactly as she wanted. She even later told the team that she never stopped getting compliments all night. She felt like a princess, and definitely looked like one. 

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Final thoughts


Thanks a bunch Laeticia! We had a blast creating with you, and it was also fun chatting about wedding favors 😂. Your gown was classy and detailed, and it fit you like a glove. All your photos are gorgeous! Thanks again for allowing us to be part of such a special day, and we wish you endless happiness and love in your new life. 

That’s it for today! Thanks for reading this new JoSaBi adventure. As usual- hit us up for questions, comments, or even advice- we’re happy to help! 

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