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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BEACH WEDDING GOWN

I've been wanting to share the gown I made earlier this year, I was hoping to have some from the actual wedding on Maui, but I haven't gotten my hands on any of those pictures yet so I'm opting from some pictures I took in my studio.

Jordin was married at the end of April on a beach in Maui, so when she contacted me she had a really good idea of what she was looking for; a chiffon fabric, short train with a slit up the left leg.   Perfect for a beach bride!

The draping I did on the bodice had a Grecian feel to it, the lace and beading underneath the draping added just the right "bridal" feel.  




The beaded belt at the waistline was loaded with rhinestones, and I placed some rhinestones, pearls and sequins on the bodice to add some sparkle to the bodice and  tie the elements from the belt together with the bodice.











The slit on the front of the gown showed off Jordin's leg as she walked, as well as when she sat.   The lace underneath the slit is a gorgeous chantilly lace, and if you look closely you'll see a short skirt layer high on her thigh making the slit just the right amount of sexy, again perfect for the beach.

I also made Jordin an elbow length cascade veil.   Nothing too long since we expected the trade winds could be blowing, and we didn't want her fighting with her veil.  


The trim has a lovely scalloped edge, it reminded me of sea shells which seemed appropriate!

Jordin and I had our first meeting in mid-December of 2015.  I took her measurements and began the process of making her muslin to perfect the fit of the gown.   When we began, I was working out of my spare bedroom since my basement studio was under construction.  By the final fitting, we were able to meet in the studio and she was able to see herself in a full-length mirror with beautiful light flooding the entire studio.

I can't wait to see the photos from the actual wedding day.  I plan to add some of those to my website, but I just couldn't wait any longer to share this project with you.....the suspense was killing me!!


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