I’ve given up on narrowing down Liz’s photos. There’s a bit more than I usually post, but I love them all, so here you go.
Liz’s dress is a hand cut French Chantilly lace, applied onto an English net base with silk charmeuse and fabric covered buttons. Her round neckline is bias bound, and every one of those buttons has an authentic loop on her sleeves. She was so patient with me buttoning each one to test the fit of her sleeves during her fittings. Totally worth it. Her bodice has a subtle bustier effect with the lace appliqued in a sweetheart shape, dipping down to her natural waist at the side seams. The English net layer on her skirt is full to the tune of 15 yards, with panels of lace tendrils climbing up along the eyelash lace scalloped hem. I’m in LOVE with this dress!
Brenn’s custom gown began as a dress purchased at a vintage shop in Europe. We reused the original lace from the skirt and part of the flounce on the bodice, and incorporated five other new coordinating laces or nets, and a new, fully nude colored lining to keep the dress light and sheer, yet completely modest. Brenn was a blast to work with! And something about her dress made me seriously homesick for the woods of Massachusetts, and reading Emily Dickinson poems on the lawn.
Raechel’s custom wedding gown is a beautiful soft white silk taffeta, with a rhinestone scoop neckline, fitted mid-length short sleeves, midriff band to the natural waist and a full ballgown. Her skirt features pleats in the front and a full, permanently bustled train. You can see more photos of her dress (by me) here, but if you ask me, her wedding day photographer did an awesome job capturing the dress!
Raechel’s custom wedding gown is a beautiful soft white silk taffeta, with a rhinestone scoop neckline, fitted mid-length short sleeves, midriff band to the natural waist and a full ballgown. Her skirt features pleats in the front and a full, permanently bustled train.
Sydney ‘s custom wedding gown is a mermaid cut alencon lace, with a scalloped sweetheart neckline, elbow length sleeves and empire waist ruffle detail. Her veil is a soft ivory chiffon. and cap sleeves.
Emrey’s Custom wedding gown is a bias cut silk charmeuse with nude colored silk cutouts on the sides and upper back. Cut-outs feature hand appliqued French Chantilly overlays. Her sweetheart neckline and strong, pleated shoulders add a touch of modern flair, as well as fluttery lace details on the neckline. Paneled side godets, and delicate buttons follow to the length of the train to complete the look, as well as a silk cathedral length veil.
Haley’s custom lace wedding gown is a floral Alencon with a dark ivory eyelet under layer. Her v-neck, short sleeve dress features a velvet ribbon, rhinestone buttons, and flower detail at the waistline.
I had a blast working with Haley, with her being a fellow Easterner.
She gets me in a way maybe some others don’t…
A special thanks to The Gardner Family for letting us use their beautiful yard for her photos!!!!