Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quintessential Princess Bride

Photos by Carlo Cecilio and Toetoe of Imagination Photography

I always imagined that Dotty Gosingco-Cu was a Paris socialite incarnate. She is possibly my classiest bride of this year and here's proof: she looked stunning during her October 2009 wedding to the dashing Jerome Cu. She wore a French taffeta ball gown, sprinkled with French chantilly lace and Swarovski crystals. Her bustled skirt was blooming with handcrafted silk English roses.

Since she is an interior designer, she knows a work of art takes time - a lot of time to blossom. She would show up for fittings promptly with her creamy skin glowing and an exuberant smile of a bride-to-be in love. She knew the process of couture could take six to even ten fittings before perfection unfolded. Unlike other panic stricken, drama obsessed brides-to-be, Dotty was always a picture of cool and cheer. Ah, love. Just like the movie the Princess Bride where true love conquers all.

I wish there were more brides like Dotty, she is a rare one. Unknown to Dotty, she also helped a good number of my production staff who suffered during the Ondoy typhoon by picking up her gown a tad bit early. Dotty is indeed the timeless classy bride, beautiful inside and outside.


  1. Hi michi! i remember you told me before you designed my wedding gown that you want me to be in love with my dress. True enough, I was and still am! :) Thanks for making my wedding gown a dream come true :) It's more than what i could ever imagine :) I am proud to be a michi calica bride :) More power to you!

  2. Mrs.Cu! You really looked stunning that I had to put you in this blog alongside Ivanka Trump and Myrza Sison. I wanted to thank you for really knowing what it took to create a wedding gown from scratch. I hope that I have brides as knowledgeable as you when it comes to couture. I can only imagine you were wearing couture since age 5. Enjoy your newly wedded bliss and congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Cu:)