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Here Comes the Bride

July 19th, 2012

… in a custom gown! Meet Gina.  A beautiful, vibrant, and fun girl, who just so happens to be one of my favorite kind of people… a BRIDE!  Her husband (then her fiance) was the best man at my wedding, and so Gina and I have been friends for the past few years.  When Mike […]

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… in a custom gown!

Meet Gina.  A beautiful, vibrant, and fun girl, who just so happens to be one of my favorite kind of people… a BRIDE!  Her husband (then her fiance) was the best man at my wedding, and so Gina and I have been friends for the past few years.  When Mike and Gina got engaged, I knew immediately that I wanted to do her dress, and it didn’t take much convincing for her to decide that too!  After many conversations and a lovely day spend dress shopping with her and her mom to get an idea of what she was looking for, I started to get an idea of what she was looking for.  Gina is a very creative person, and we had a lot of fun figuring out how to take the traditional aspects of a wedding dress (white, long, train, etc…) and turn it into something that you wouldn’t see on every other bride.  She knew she wanted lace, and lots of it, but not in a way that looks like your typical retro, poofy sleeved high necked fluffy dress.  I still remember the look on her face when she tried on the finished dress and saw herself in the mirror.  It was perfect for her, and I had so much fun playing a part in creating that!

The one shouldered look we went with was incredibly flattering for her shape, and let her stay away from the strapless dress she didn’t want, without having to feel like she was completely covered head to toe.  We used an alencon lace that she fell in love with on first sight, and used the scallop from the lace to decorate the hemline and the neckline.  Tiny swarovski crystal beads glittered on the dress as she walked down the aisle, pairing nicely with the gorgeous and very fun pieces of jewelry she chose to wear with the dress.  She has a great eye for finding for the perfect accessories to complete a look.  I loved watching her float around all day at the wedding, happy and in love (with the dress and the man!)

These pictures are all from a photoshoot I did with her after the wedding when life settled back to normal.  We went outside on a sunny (but freezing!) day and she was happy to get back in the dress and play the bride again.  Because of the weather, we decided to complete her look with a tailored winter coat, which was not part of her original wedding look, but is another custom design that I did later.

Gina was absolutely amazing to work with and a stunningly beautiful bride, something that I definitely don’t get all the credit for!  As of now, she and Mike are expecting their first BABY, and I couldn’t be happier for them!

xoxo