When we first met Kelsey at the Castle, she knew exactly what she wanted - garden romance. That's basically my language, so I was pretty certain we had the perfect nature inspired garden wedding dress for her. When I pulled out the brand new Chloris gown from The Three Graces collection for her to try on, we both knew that was it! What does every garden need? Rambling roses, petals glistening in the sunshine, and a few butterflies of course! We customized our Chloris gown with a few added surprises of hand painted pastel lace butterflies to make the dress the ultimate floral garden fantasy come true. Silver spun vines and graceful leaves trail along with lush blossoms and buds, and the cathedral length train is adorned with exquisite Guipure lace and ruched silk ribbons. Don't forget that graceful illusion neckline, low back and fluttering silk petal sleeves! What a vision she is, photographed by Effleurer Photo, I'm thrilled to share our very first Chloris bride!
Our bride finished off her look with our Freya shoes with pale blue flowers from my collection of bridal shoes for Bella Belle, and my personal favorite hair vine from Twigs and Honey. This piece has crystal flowers, delicate vines, and just a hint of patina on the metal leaves. Wrapped in a double halo in her tousled soft waves, and this bride is a literal goddess from head to toe! The couple hosted an intimate afternoon wedding on Al Noor Island, home to The Butterfly House with dramatic city views of Sharjah. The Purple Chair designed a garden wonderland incorporating shades of lavender, blue and blush florals with natural pale wood and cane which played against the lush green foliage and contrasted with the city skyline in the distance. What a beautiful way to combine the city and garden into one enchanted wedding day! That floral arch is a stunner!
Brides discover my collection in many ways. Sometimes it's through a friend referral, a magazine feature, or a deep dive into Instagram or Pinterest and then ultimately, our website. If they are looking for an ethereal, whimsical, fine art wedding dress, we are ready to make those dress dreams come true. That was the case with Kelsey, and she traveled in to Los Angeles to find the one. It was actually another dress that drew her to us, but we find that when our aesthetic resonates, sometimes it's just a matter of some customizations to make the dream a reality. At the time, Chloris was a brand new style that wasn't even on our website yet, but once I heard about her wedding, and saw Kelsey in a few dresses, I thought it might be perfect for her. First looks at new dresses, creating one-of-a-kind details? Just a few of the perks we offer here at our flagship salon. Congratulations to our first Chloris bride! It was a joy to meet you, and so much fun creating this garden wedding dress.
Dress: Chloris by Claire Pettibone
Photographer: Effleurer Photo
Planning, Décor, Styling, Floras: The Purple Chair
Hair Accessories: Twigs & Honey
Shoes: Freya by Claire Pettibone for Bella Belle
Venue: Al Noor Island, UAE