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Grace Kelly Inspired Gown

Bride Julie wearing a contemporary full ball gown inspired by Princess Grace of Monaco.

The Bride

Like many brides, Julie grew up dreaming about her dream wedding gown. From an early age, Julie fell in love with the iconic wedding gown worn by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956. Who better to bring her dream wedding dress to life than Janice Martin—who was commissioned in 1997 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to restore Princess Grace’s original wedding veil.

The Gown

The contemporary ball gown was created using silk satin and hand-beaded French lace with a shirred cummerbund and a long train with lace overlay. The French lace is from the same company as that used in Kate Middleton’s gown.

Janice Martin worked with Julie to create her dream wedding dress which featured hand-beaded lace from France.
The extravagant gown features a long train with lace overlay.
Inspired by Princess Grace's iconic wedding dress, Janice created an updated contemporary look for bride Julie.
The perfect Winter wedding—Julie was married in Philadelphia, PA.

My mother and I felt comfortable with Janice’s expertise and excited by her vision and we got to work right away. The beautiful lace and the luxurious satin transformed into a gorgeous dress that I couldn’t wait to wear. On my wedding day, I felt so beautiful and elegant as I walked towards my soon-to-be-husband and then danced the night away with him in my beautiful gown.

—Bride Julie : Read More
This detail photograph shows the intricacy of the French lace acquired from the same company that created the lace for Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
A couture gown allows a bride to incorporate her personal style without sacrificing fit or quality.
A full train with lace overlay is the perfect completion to this dramatic gown.

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jm@janicemartin.net
610-645-4540
41 Cricket Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003