Andrea – Nirin Photography

IMG_0978-e1427488708236Andrea’s wedding dress was the second 2 in 1 wedding dress I have made, the first being my own. This time we did it a little differently. The bottom part of her dress zipped off and Andrea rocked a short lace dress for the reception. I don’t have any pictures of the dress short (unless I continue to harrass her) but let me tell you it looked amazing on Andrea. I can’t decide if I actually prefer the dress as the full gown or as the cocktail style which I guess is the beauty of having both options. I also made silk dupionni ruched bridesmaid’s dresses for Andrea in a gorgeous peacock green.

Ginger – Jennifer Morden and Geoff Fitzgerald

tumblr_nd6i1ktJXs1u0irmco3_1280Ginger and Michael (who is an Olympic alpine snowboarder by the way) got married back in August at Camp Wapomeo where Ginger used to spend her summer months. They had the island to themselves for an amazing wedding weekend. Knowing that she was going to be wandering through the woods and climbing in and out of canoes Ginger wanted a dress that was easy to move around in so that meant no train and no crinoline! She wanted a skirt that had movement and would blow in the wind. We decided on a wispy silk chiffon layered skirt with silk charmeuse underlay and ruched bodice with lace and pearl belt.

Caren – Have Heart Photography

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I am in love with the soft romantic feel of Caren’s dress. She chose a softly draped silk chiffon skirt paired with an alencon lace bodice and floral gro-grain belt. Perfect for a June wedding on the farm! What a stunning bride you were Caren.

Wedding Trends – Herakovic Photography

chantillylaceI am so excited to announce that for my first magazine photo shoot our editorial made the cover!  I designed a silk dupionni pleated dress with a plunging v-neckline and a Chantilly lace jacket for this shoot at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.  Credit to Danielle at Herakovic Photography for capturing so many great images.

Nicki – one2one Photography

Edited-102_optimizedIt took a couple extra trips to Toronto and a special order from the store but we finally found the perfect Chantilly lace for Nicki’s wedding gown.  It was absolutely perfect and suited the soft draping styling of Nicki’s dress.  We added a beaded rhinestone trim to the empire line and it took the dress to a whole new level.  I also love that Nicki wanted little lace off-the shoulder straps.  It created a gorgeous neckline in the front and the back which was set off by a row of perfectly covered buttons (of course my favourite closure of all time that I talked Nicki into).  To finish off Nicki’s wedding day look we made a short double tier veil with a rolled hem trim.

Amy – Novella Photography

Amy-+-Karl--00631I had the amazing opportunity to create Amy from Cute Gecko’s wedding dress. We did a couple different things with her wedding dress to make it unique and totally Amy. Amy did not want a traditional bridal fabric. No satin allowed on this dress! Amy’s dress ended up being 100% cotton. Since the cotton poplin she picked only came in stark white we ended up layering the white over grey cotton which created an amazing dusty white colour. Next unique feature was Amy’s signature blue crinoline! To carry on the blue theme she also changed her corset ribbon to blue for the reception.  Also check out her Flower Girl dresses and her handsome Groom.

Shannon – Sweet Exposure Photography

CS-0198When I met with Shannon about her wedding dress there were 2 things that were important to her.  She wanted straps to cover a small tattoo on her shoulder and she wanted something light and easy to move around in.  Shannon and her husband w…ere planning on performing a ballroom number for their first dance and it was the middle of August so it was going to be hot.  We picked silk chiffon layered over silk charmeuse for her skirt and gathered it into the waist to give the skirt a soft flowing feeling perfect for their first dance.  For the bodice Shannon selected a gorgeous ivory french lace.  It had a sweetheart neckine with a cap sleeve and we created a keyhole in the back.  To finish the dress off we added a beautiful rhinestone belt to the waistband.

Alycia – Wink Photography

Alycia picked one of my favourite fabrics for her wedding dress, silk duchess satin.  To make it even better she picked a gorgeous blush colour that suited her skin tone perfectly.  Since Alycia couldn’t decide if she wanted straps or to go strapless we decided to have the best of both worlds by making the straps detachable.  The straps and bodice were made in a beautiful French lace.  To finish off the look we added covered buttons all the way to the hemline which was accented with a lace scallop trim.

Nicole – Crestina Photography

frontdress2I love when a dress is classic and elegant in the front and then you get a sexy surprise in the back.  This is exactly what happened with Nicole’s wedding dress.  Nicole chose a classic ivory French lace for her simple but stunning gown.  What made the dress so special, besides Nicole, was the back was completely open with covered buttons all the way to the hem.

 

Sarah – KaroPhoto

The most difficult decision for Sarah was picking the perfect lace for her all lace trumpet style gown.  I have to say I think she made the right decision!  With a little push from her mother and I Sarah decided on a gorgeous beaded alencon lace which suited the style of dress perfectly.  Sarah knew the exact style of dress she wanted which made my job a little easier.  Sarah wanted a sweetheart strapless neckline with low back, trumpet style skirt and as long of a train as possible.  I think it suited Sarah perfectly!