Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of our past, present and future Brides & Clients and thank you for allowing us to be such a wonderful part of your very special day!  We hope this Holiday Season brings happiness and joy to all of our family and friends, many of whom we have known for years and others that are new additions.   Thank you to everyone that have made this year successful on both a personal level as well as professionally,  as we look to the New Year for exciting opportunities, the expansion of the Collection and growth of the Alina Pizzano label!
Alina & Jameel

Friday, December 9, 2011

Alice & Sean

Alice was referred to me by my dear friend Nana, whom I have known since high school. When Nana heard that her sister-in-law Alice was getting married, she immediately put her in contact with me (with only one and a half months away from her wedding date!)... time was obviously of the essence for us. Alice had an idea of what she wanted, since her wedding was to be at her home in Laguna with a Hawaiian theme. She didn't want something too flashy, but instead wanted to look elegant and sophisticated, light and airy. Alice wanted a gown that would fit her tropical setting, one that would make her feel as if she were in Hawaii.

As I heard this, I showed her a gown from my previous Spring Collection which was metallic twill with a gazaar overlay. When Alice saw this gown, she knew this was the effect and elegance she was looking for.  From that point forward, Alice had me laughing at her fittings time and time again.  Her personality carried over into her special day, as the setting was intimate with just the right amount of family and friends.  Even her brother Dave, Nana's husband, got into the action, as he stepped in behind the lens to capture all of the beauty and warmth of Alice's wedding from his own personal perspective. And , to top it off, I also designed my "niece" Natalie's flower girl dress!

Congratulations Alice & Sean!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hilary & Andrew

My bride Hilary is a Pasadena native and was searching for a local salon, when she discovered me. During her first appointment, Hilary's mother was in attendance and assisted her with trying on various gowns from several of my Collections.  The gown that Hilary finally decided upon was actually one which she had shown her Father, and one that he said he could envision her in on her special day.  It was a gown that I fabricated with ivory alencon lace over champagne charmeuse from my Fall 2010 Collection.  Hilary and I always had a wonderful and fun time at her fittings, which usually included her niece that would always comment that Hilary looked just like a princess.  Her wedding and reception were held at the gorgeous Lincourt Vineyards in the Santa Barbara area, and as you can see from the photos she looked beautiful and glowed with happiness.  In fact, Hilary sent me a note thanking me for her dress saying that it was just amazing and surpassed anything that even her fiance, Andrew, could have dreamed of!
On a side note, Hilary was surprised to discover that an old friend of hers, Kelly, was also one of my brides, and that they were actually coming to fittings around the same time!  It just goes to show you how intimate and small the world truly is...
The beautiful images of the wedding and stunning location were captured by once like a spark photography.


Congratulations Hilary & Andrew!