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!!!
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!!!
Ok World! I took these photos of Leslie’s dress in OCTOBER. Seriously. October. I can’t believe how time has flown by I can’t let another day go by with out sharing these photos! Leslie is my beautiful sister-in-law.
And her dress is my favorite.
I put so much love into each dress that I make that sometimes I have a hard time letting go when I’m done. They are like my children. I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!! Enough gushing. On to the dress specs:
Leslie’s custom gown is an english net with applied venise lace appliques. (Side note, a million little lace appliques, I’m not exaggerating here. I took 5 different lace patterns and made them all into one amazing collage.) Her lining is a blush-y peach colored silk charmeuse. Her sweetheart neckline features daisy lace, with medallions on her pinched cap sleeves, that sweep onto her lower back highlighting her covered buttons and loop tape. Her custom veil also features matching lace appliques and compliments her beaded headpiece.
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!
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.
Christy brought me her dress, wanting a few modifications. I changed her square neckline to a sweetheart neck, and added beaded alencon lace to build up into a queen-anne neckline. I also added buttons, and lace applique’s to the back of the hem, adding a train where there was none.
Marlee’s dress is a silk habotai with alencon and net lace inserts and rhinestone and chain details on the bodice and train. Her dress is unlined, with a separate skin-toned slip under-dress, resulting in the most lightweight and airy vintage look. Beautiful dress, beautiful girl. Thanks Marlee! I had a blast working with you!!!
Jessica’s custom wedding gown is a silk charmuese with chantilly lace accents. Symmetrical pleated bodice, natural waist, and an angled drop waist skirt with lots of fullness. Her veil is a fingertip length and her dress featured cut filigree gold buttons. Jessica is sister to former bride, Kristina.