Category: custom bridal gown

Custom Wedding Gown (with beadwork from India!)

Melinda brought in a lovely skirt and top from India that she wanted to wear at her wedding, however the pieces didn’t fit very well and the fabric was very delicate.  We decided to create a custom gown using the beadwork from the originals.  I appliqued the trim to the neckline and skirt bottom and we used the original shawl to create a shear drape over the skirt!  What a one-of-a-kind wedding gown! 

Photos by Tom Brownold Photography

Melinda was so much fun!  We really had a fabulous time creating her amazing wedding dress!

Eco-friendly Custom Wedding Dress

Last winter Sasha commissioned me for an unusual project.  She wanted to create her wedding dress using the fabric from some vintage lace curtains that hung in her mother’s childhood bedroom!  She also wanted to use natural fibers in the other parts of the dress.  I sourced some vintage silk haibotai for the lining and we used a hemp/silk blend for the fabric behind the lace.  The top fabric was beautiful silk chiffon to lend a light floating quality to the dress.  I couldn’t be happier with the result!  So beautiful!

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photo by Michelle Koechle Photography

Photos by Michelle Koechle Photography.

Thank you, Sasha!  It was so much fun creating your dream dress!

New custom dress design!

I am really excited to make this custom dress! It will be so elegant and whimsical. You may recognize the inspiration from several Rivini designs, but I am making this from scratch!

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Drawn by Meki Couture