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!!!
Kim’s custom wedding gown is a silk duppion sheath cut with a slight train. Her neckline is a soft v on the tip of her shoulders with a gathered raglan sleeve. Her natural waistline features a heavily beaded rhinestone sash and her chapel length train is embroidered with lace appliqués.
Sometimes, when I’m constructing a dress, I have a picture in my head of how the dress should be photographed, and this last image is it for Kim’s gown. Thanks Kim, for enduring the uncomfortable pose, and for choosing the sparkly-est sash ever!!! It complimented those Kate Spades perfectly, and made the dress so fun!
Whitney’s custom lace wedding dress features 3/4 length sleeves, a round neckline and pieced lace. Her seamed gown accentuates her curves with delicate floral Venise trim with alencon eyelash lace on her neckline as well as her fingertip length veil. I love doing gowns with knit linings. Seeing a bride be able to actually move in her gown is fun. Check out the photos of Whitney all curled up in that cozy chair. So awesome.
Abby’s wedding gown is an ivory Chantilly lace over a pink under dress with bell sleeves. Her lace is soft and flowing, with venise lace appliques on the sweetheart neckline and appliques accenting the drop waist detail. Her custom headpiece is a wired pink enamel floral crown.
Katie’s custom bridal gown is a silk jersey with silk gauze overlay. Her bodice has corseted seaming with gathered details, a soft v-neck, cap sleeves and a mermaid silhouette. Her cathedral length veil perfectly compliments her custom beaded headpiece.
Chaille’s custom wedding dress is a soft Chantilly lace in a dark ecru, lined in the softest ivory knit. Her neckline and sleeves are trimmed in Venise lace, and her whole look is finished off with a dramatic cut edge veil.