Every bride is different, and that's part of what I love about designing wedding dresses. Some of our clients go all out for a custom couture gown, and some want to keep things more casual. Summer Blue (isn't her name perfect?!) chose pieces from our Ready-to-Wed collection for her intimate outdoor wedding, from our lovely East Coast salon, Gee June. And as you can see, her look was stunning, carefree, and just right for her. Captured by Jessie Casey, at the dreamy Wolf Oak Acres, this East Coast wedding will warm your heart. The Antoinette separates are made of a beautiful cotton Leaver's lace with a unique pattern of stripes combined with florals. The strapless bustier and fitted floor length skirt have silk covered buttons down the back and eyelash scallop lace edges for that timeless vintage vibe. But it's not just the vibe that is vintage - the Leaver's lace machine was invented in the early 1800's. Back in the day, the 'twist-hands' who create these detailed laces were required to have a 3 year apprenticeship to learn the complex process involving up to 50,000 threads to create a pattern. Our Antoinette lace comes from one of the only remaining US lace makers, and is a 4th generation family owned business. Kind of cool to know where your wedding dress comes from, and I think even more special when it has this kind of history. Walking down the aisle with dad, goofing around with your best friends, and of course, saying I do to your love...this wedding had it all. Sometimes I suggest that my brides choose a color palette with shades and hues that ombre from light to dark, and this is what I mean...from blush to burgundy, the look is gorgeous! And for our first flip of the day...what a way to make an entrance! Celebrating with friends and family, frolicking in that golden light with your love...and doing backflips - this girl is LIVING! Throw in an ice cream truck and get on that dance floor! Looking through my bride's photos never gets old. It's like experiencing the day right along with them, and it's so gratifying just seeing the love and joy expressed in these moments that I know they'll remember forever. These two clearly had a dream wedding, and their guests had a blast right along with them. The bride wore her mamma's headpiece and some easy bridal separates. It just goes to show that you can choose whatever feels right for you. If that means an ornate, over the top couture gown, some pretty lace, or anything in-between, I'm here for it! Wishing these two a lifetime of love - and keep doing those flips as long as you can Summer Blue!