Wednesday, February 23, 2011

From Fashion Shoot to Wedding Day!

Hello and welcome to my first Blog for 2011 - it's been a really busy past 2 months here in our Culture Bridal Couture workroom, with lots of Summer weddings, and gorgeous gowns being completed for the upcoming Autumn wedding season. March & April are two of our busiest months of the year, along with September, October & November. So it's a hive of activity here for my team and I !!

Last week I was THRILLED to see a preview of some wedding photos come through from one of our recent brides, Margot, as shown (above & below) in today's posting. Her wedding photographer was the talented Jarred from Inlighten Photography. Margot first came to see me in early Spring 2010, after she fell in love with the photos and video of our "Brigitte" design, a delicious 1950's - inspired knee-length wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, rusching, layers of silk organza frills, and a stunning silk flower shoulder strap. Margot could not decide between having the knee-length version, or a new full-length version - so she GOT THEM BOTH!! How awesome is that - we were all so excited!!?!

We created the rusched bodice for Margot a little longer than on our sample, and then made 2 detachable skirts, one long and one short, with a detachable petticoat too. Margot wore the beautiful and very elegant full-length version for her wedding ceremony, the first time we have done this style as a full-length look, featuring a stunning long train at the back. Then, for her grand entrance to her reception, Margot surprised her husband Kane and all their guests by walking in with her flirty, playful and oh-so-fabulous short version... WOW!!! We love you, Margot - looking forward to seeing more wedding photos from your big day when they come through!

Below are a few snapshots of Margot from her dress fittings in our studio, plus the original image from my own campaign images & fashion shoot (and video) with our original "Brigitte" sample design. As with all our work, our Couture gowns are individually designed and fully custom-made for each individual bride, so anything is possible! It's so rewarding for me, as a designer, to see my brides take inspiration from our photo shoots, styling and hair and make-up, and embrace that look for their big day - for my team and I, that is "Mission Accomplished!"

Til next time, xx Lisa