Cristina commissioned a dress in palest pink silk georgette and satin draped to flatter her tiny waist and full bust.
Official photographs by Sarah Lauren:
Cristina has a perfect hourglass figure with a tiny waist but fuller hips and bust so the structure of the bodice was important. We needed to provide support for the bust while keeping the overall look of the dress soft and flowing.
Cristina was kind enough to nominate me for a Bridal Industry award. here is what she said in her nomination: She was patient, knowledgeable, & trustworthy. She went out of her way to make the dress design & fittings a relaxed & fun experience. She listened well and completely understood the vision I had for my dress, and made me feel confident & beautiful.”
Cristina said: I hope you can see from these pictures that the dress was just beautiful. You were friendly and approachable, and made the whole process just a treat. I felt glamorous ad romantic yet comfortable and like myself in the dress. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Thanks and best wishes to you and your family, Cristina.
Original Design Sketch
Cristina opted to have her dress without a train instead the fluted look of the hip water fall and roll hem of the main skirt created enough interest and left Cristina un-encumbered for her outdoor wedding day.
Making Cristina’s Dress
Making Cristina’s dress included the a ‘toile’ fitting which is a practice run of the dress made up in cheap materials.
Above: pictures from Cristina’s fittings in the final fabrics, with ruching half done and the hem as yet uncut.
Above: the finished dress at Cristina’s final fitting