Samantha’s wedding gown is an ivory english net with hand applied embroidery and hand beaded details. Her dress features a v-neck, natural waistline, and a super soft skirt with huge godets and a ridiculous amount of fabric at the hem-line, that adds up to a soft-flowy train, full of sequined appliques in silver and iridescent tones. One of my favorite dresses!!!
I JUST LOVED MAKING THIS DRESS! Lexi is one of those people that you meet, and you think there’s no way someone is that nice, and that pretty and that fun, all at once. But she is! Annnnd she’s a a fellow rhinestone-lover. The pictures don’t really show how incredibly SPARKLY her dress is, so you’ll have to trust me on that one…
Lexi’s custom wedding gown is softly gathered english net on the bodice over a heavy ivory taffeta, with fully beaded skirt and rhinestone and pearl beaded waistband.
Kelie’s dress is an alencon lace in natural off-white, with an ivory under layer. Eyelash lace on the neckline and elbow length sleeves, with a gathered bodice, empire waist, and button details with tiny bows.
Working with Kelie was such an awesome experience. She’s a bit of a celebrity, a spitfire, and an artist. At Kelie’s last dress fitting, she brought me this beautiful piece that she painted.
Mariah’s custom prom dress is a grey toned lace lined in pale pink, with cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline and a full train. Her hem is beaded with a sprinkling of silver sequins and her natural waistline features a sparkly sequin belt.
Mariah is the youngest of my sister-in-laws, so we went a little crazy with the train on her prom dress, and the sequins on the skirt…it was so much fun!
Hayley’s custom wedding gown is an applied jersey lace with English net accents, v neck and gathered cap sleeves. We used the fabric from a dress from Anthropolgie that she fell in love with, but the fit was off, and had a few details she didn’t care for. We deconstructed the entire thing, and re-cut the dress to fit Hayley properly with her custom pattern. We modified the side princess seam panels with English net and added a curved princess seam from the waistline into the hip line, giving the dress a more smooth look, while accenting Hayley’s curves. We also added a tipped drop waist in layers of English net to create a soft mermaid skirt and subtle train. The addition of a floor length cut edge veil completed her look.
I very rarely get a fiance who comes to the fittings, but since Hayley was from out of town, he was there. When we finished the dress, she really wanted to show him, so I was able to get a few photos of that. I’m so honored that I was able to witness such a private moment. They’re sooo in love!
Here you can see the original Miriam dress from Anthropologie. You can see where we switched out the ‘fishy’ texture on the side seams, as well as the sleeve and neckline change, with the addition of the skirt and train. Such a fun dress!
Kohanna’s custom wedding gown is a a bright white mermaid style raschel lace background with Alencon lace appliqués on the skirt, sleeves and bodice. Her neckline is a high sweetheart shape with large scallops and her dress features beaded details on each appliqué. She also has a beaded lace sash in a light ivory to accent her natural waistline.
Also, Kohanna just happens to be my newest sister-in-law! Welcome to the family!!!