Cypres wore our one-of-a kind Phoenix gown for her big day. I love all the dresses I design, but this one...holds a special place in my heart. The unique silk velvet fabric was created in France exclusively for me in a limited quantity, never to be replicated again! Soft blush roses, black lace insets, a cloudy painted backdrop...this gothic, romantic gown with her billowing sleeves, high neck and low back, paints a new picture of who a bride can be. And Cypres, with her long red locks and non-traditional take on a wedding, was the perfect bride to rock this bold look. In fact, she is one of the only brides to wear this special piece!
Clearly filled with so much emotion and love, these two were wed against a simple background of white brick, greenery, and of course, a few moody black candles perfectly placed. These photos are the ones that need framing...these two pledging their vows with their son as witness to their commitment is something they will cherish forever. The little details from this wedding are truly unmatched! From the electric teal tux, to the delicate florals and The Clay Theatre literally featuring this couple's wedding (a theatre as a wedding venue? Yes please!), I have no words, only a full heart and joy for these two!
Dancing and dessert, what your guests really came for... just kidding! But, I will take a slice of that cookie cake which of course this rock and roll couple would choose - no traditional cake tiers here!
My brides re-define what being a bride means. Yes, sometimes it's an ivory gown with sparkly heels in a blooming garden, and sometimes, it's an epic velvet gown, black boots, renting out a theatre, and your little one standing beside the two of you. And guess what? Both are equally beautiful! I hope this wedding inspires our future brides and couples to be exactly who they are. Congratulations Cypres and Adam!
Dress: Phoenix by Claire Pettibone
Hair And Makeup: @meganshraderhair and @hello_cathee
Bridesmaids Dresses: @radiantrooster
Groom's Attire: Gentlemen Guru
I’m so glad to see this Phoenix dress; it’s amazingly perfect in every way. Such creativity you have!! Have you done any other velvets? Also, I wore an antique Irish lace dress from about 1960, from New Orleans where I grew up, in my 1987 wedding with a blue slip underneath. Glad to see that idea has come back. I wanted to get it appraised but not sure how. You craft is wonderful.