Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lawanda's Blush Bolero

There is a huge trend right now of wedding gowns with unfinished organza ruffles or layers. Like so....
This one happens to be from Vera Wang's White Collection at David's Bridal.

    Lawanda fell in love with it, but wanted a little something to cover her shoulders with. Sadly, they only had boleros in white or ivory. Nothing in that pretty blush shade that she fell in love with. I knew that it would be tough to find an organza in that shade and I really didn't want to get her hopes up before I made any promises. It was 11 days before I'd found the perfect organza for her.
   In the meantime, Lawanda asked that I make a fascinator and veil as well. So I started on those first.

I wanted the bolero to have many of the same qualities that the gown did without it looking like some strange bird. This is what I settled on. 

A few days later she wrote me this, "I got my bolero, veil and fascinator today...I am in love...I cried when I saw it..I can't believe you took so much time and made it just like my dress..everything is so awesome!!! Thank you so much for everything! I will send you pictures of the big day!!!"

Lawanda's Big Day

This design is now available in my shop.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tea Party in the Meadow

   This is a photo shoot a small group of  wedding professionals helped me arrange in Yuma, AZ. We set everything up while the girls were getting their hair and make-up done. When they finally arrived, this is what awaited them....

To say the least, they were VERY excited!

All the flower arrangements were made by FORTUNA FLORAL.

The beautiful cake and cupcakes by Yuma Couture Cakes.

Bab's Giddygappers made all the cute labels, straws, and ribbon wands.

The dresses were by me.

The beautiful Kanzashi barrette and sash were made by Empress Barrettes.

Nic's Button Buds made the cutest button wand.  All and all it was a great day! 
To see more pictures from this shoot, click here, or here.
Thanks to:
 Events by Chelsea for the setup.
Jayson Simmons of No Box Photography
and Courtney Fisher Sellers (Photographer and model mom) for the great pictures.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Amanda's Gown

My client found a dress that she really liked, but it needed a few adjustments........

This is what it looked like by the time I got it. Yeah, it needs some work....

47 roses, 14 yards of silk and 3 revisions later....

In the end the finished dress(with petticoat) weighed 20 lbs!
Big THANKS!!! to Sison Photography for the use of their beautiful images.

My First Photo Shoot

I friend of mine in Australia is doing a Rockabilly/Pinup photo shoot and I've whipped up a lemony yellow version of my Roxy design for the occasion! 

   I made it with white organza and a lemony yellow cotton. It has a SUPER full skirt, complete with a built-in petticoat of organza and a big satin bow.

  The gals dressed it up with additional colorful petticoats from Spunkerella Pettiskirts.....

and gorgeous necklaces from Addicted to Buttons.......

I built the dress on a corset base to help with that annoying slipping feeling that is so common in strapless dresses.

Big Thanks! to Andrew Sharp Photography

and to Nic's Button Bud's for inviting me to join in. 
For the rest of the shoot click here.