I know there seems to be a trend towards minimalism in bridal (see Duchess Meghan as exhibit A), and while I can appreciate that simple can be quite elegant, I just can’t let go of textures and details. I’ve never been one for trends in any case. When I started designing wedding dresses, I did things completely against the grain…no strapless ballgowns for me! In the years that have followed, my vision of a relaxed, feminine, and slightly bohemian wedding dress has now turned out to be a trend itself! But even now, I walk that line of believing that you should wear what feels right to you, and ignore any rules you please, with a kind of old-fashioned belief that a wedding gown should be timeless. When I say timeless, I don’t mean boring, or even classic necessarily, I just mean that it should be YOU, and that when you look back 5, 10, even 20 years from now, you won’t be able to instantly label it with a year, but rather, it will still shine as uniquely you.
These images kind of capture this essence to me…lace and silk, soft light and black and white mixed with dreamy color. Sexy and modern meets who-knows-when vintage beauty. French embroidery, tiny seed pearls, sleeves, and flowing long trains. Illusion backs, covered silk buttons, graceful patterns and romantic styling…there’s just no way I’m giving this up!
Gowns: Sahara + Snow + Pearle | Photographer: Kurt Boomer Photo | Creative Direction: Eastmade Event Company | Floral: Kelly Lenard | Hair/Makeup: Emily Artistry | Calligraphy: Ciarra Claire Fine Art | Cake & Cookies Fleur and Flour | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Linen: BBJ Linen | Hairpieces/Veils: Erica Elizabeth | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Venue @salubria_leta | Models: @hellyofficial @modelogic @cameronstlacroix @seeeersha