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!