Friday, October 28, 2011

Spring 2012 Collection

So, I thought I would post a peek at a few of the new gowns from my Spring 2012 Collection. The official look book will be coming within the next few weeks and is being photographed by the wonderful Abi Q, but meanwhile, here is a glimpse...
For this Collection, I thought...destination wedding, and was inspired by beautiful Miami Beach...the ocean, the sand, the sky, as they play and blend with one another.
I wanted the gowns to convey the essence and flow of the water, the hip chic of South Beach style...
I will post some more photos over the next week or please feel free to pay a visit to the Salon and come see them in person! Enjoy...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rena & Ajay

A purple colored reception gown!  That is exactly what my Bride Rena wanted to work perfectly with the wonderfully vibrant colors of her Wedding.  As it was, she was getting married in a traditional Indian wedding garment, a lengha, and having a traditional Indian ceremony.  But, for the reception, Rena wanted something very special...a gown that would be stunning, comfortable, and memorable for her, her husband and all of her guests.  So, once the actual shade of purple was selected, I set about dyeing all the elements of her gown to match. Rena's final dress was a duchess satin and feathered organza ball gown with a jewel beading to highlight the neckline.   The dramatic texture and color of her gown were important to Rena, as she wanted a grand dress for her grand wedding...

The wedding, reception and stunning details were captured by Photographer Dina Douglass of andrena photography. The gorgeous floral design was created by Bloom Box Designs and the decor and coordination were put together by Exquisite Events.

Congratulations Rena & Ajay!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Joanna & Johnny

My bride Joanna and I go way, way back...we were actually childhood friends! I hadn't spoken to her in such a long, long time, as I was living in New York and travelling, when one day out of the blue, Joanna contacted me via email to congratulate me on the opening of my new Salon here in Pasadena. Little did I know, that she would soon ask me to design her wedding gown only a few months later. It was such a pleasure seeing her after so many years and, being asked to take part in her very special occasion was very touching and special for me! When she finally came in for her first consultation, Joanna found two gowns from my past Collections that launched the process to create her own gown. She was open to so many possibilites and completely trusted in what I would design for her.

The final gown that I created was a wondefully fitted side gather gazaar trumpet halter gown with a metallic twill underlay. The side drape carried up into the neckline creating a beautiful floral detail.
She looked amazing! Not only was I honored to design Joanna's gown, but I was also fortunate enough to work with her mother, MaryAnne, on her dress as well.

The beautiful setting and wonderful details were captured by photographer Michelle Johnson.
Congratulations Joanna & Johnny!