It is always a privilege to use my skills to help a bride create something unique.
Annette, Dinklesbuhl, Germany
The inspiration for Annette’s dress was an Indian sari for the bodice, and origami for the skirt. The skirt had an over panel faced on the inside with celadon green that shimmered when she walked. The back had folds that fell down into a train, and a sash that hung down in wide ribbons. We chose crisp silk shantung in dramatic scarlet, iridescent orange and celadon for this magical evening wedding in a medieval Bavarian town. I made her an orange chiffon shawl, and with her hair, make-up, jewelry and flowers, it all came together beautifully.
Molly, Tiverton, Rhode Island
Molly wanted a simple sleeveless silhouette with a bell-shaped skirt that had an under-crinoline. The gown was off-white silk shantung and the sash built into the side-seams tied in the back and then dropped down low. I also made her a silk-lined shrug out of cashmere knit with silk satin trim-the perfect companion piece for this chilly Narragansett country wedding.
For her wedding Christa chose bridal separates. She had purchased a long gauzy skirt and wanted me to make her a lacy romantic top to complete the look. We chose a Ralph Lauren sequined stretch lace and I used the scalloped edge to create the neckline. The back was finished with self covered buttons and satin loops, to mimic the skirt and continue the line up the back. I carefully altered the length of the skirt, preserving the train and Grecian, slightly longer than floor length. The resulting ensemble was beautifully cohesive and felt like a gown.