The minute I sat with Asian Development Bank executive, Chelo Malagnit, one thing was certain - she wanted a body conscious wedding dress silhouette. I immediately asked her to fit the Marina Wedding Dress from my collection. She looked stunning in this cut since she had a petite, fit figure due to hours of swimming work outs.
Friday, January 29, 2010
We then personalized her dress with touches she wanted: alencon lace appliqies, lightly beaded on the neckline - and she requested everything in cool ivory. Check out how stunning Chelo was on her wedding day.
Photos courtesy of Ariel Javelosa
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Karen Gosingco was one of my sweetest brides this 2010. She had a very lady-like demeanor - and the style she chose for her wedding gown was equally feminine. I particularly loved the soft tiered skirt of this wedding dress. On the first few fittings, the bride expressed how she wanted a soft effect rather than the structured mikado silk I originally used. She was absolutely right!
After the re-do, we beaded the hemline on each layer. The organza skirt echoed the softness of her delicately ruffled standing collar. This bride knew what she wanted.
All throughout the months of work on her gown, Karen was always cool as a cucumber. She would sit quietly waiting for her turn with her signature sweet smile. My army of aestheticians particularyly loved having Karen at the atelier. She was always soft spoken, but straight to the point. Here are her photos from her magical wedding day.
Photos by John Ong of Imagination
Lovely Clusters - Beautiful Handmade Items
I am so pleased to be in the company of such talented artisans and creative minds at a beautiful site called Lovely
Clusters. Lovely Clusters has curated their favorite etsy stores into one incredibly designed main page. There were so many pieces I liked here, but I particularly purchased some handmade paper products at Designs Lovely since I have been into fine stationary since I was a little girl.