I tend to attract brides with an interesting and uncommon aesthetic. Brides who love taking risks and making statements. It's so fun to make a dress that doesn't fit the traditional idea of 'wedding dress' and yet, is unmistakably a wedding dress. And so, I give you Aden.
Aden wanted something Art Deco and geometric. She had a vision of ultramarine and silver. I drew up this sketch as our starting point .
Mood Board for Aden's dress. I was inspired by Erté, Egyptian motifs, and classic Art Deco forms.
I sourced silver appliques and blue silks.
I made a mockup out of a thin charmeuse and organza so I could see how the two layers would play with each other. During the fitting, I used a blue, water-soluble marking pen to start planning the applique pattern.
I cut the silver fabrics into individual circles and started playing with shapes and motifs to use on the dress. I was looking for a pattern with a large, medium and small version, each a bit different, all working together.
And then I placed Aden's custom applique design on silver bobbinet.
Front and back in progress...
The dress doesn't truly come alive until the bride puts it on. Here is Aden just a few days before her wedding.