When I met Kat for the first time, she came in with her aunt who lives in Guam. She knew that her loving aunt was not going to be able to attend her wedding and wanted her to partake in as much as she could during her visit. It was very touching to see how important it was for Kat to involve so much of her family...her mother, father, aunt and grandmother were all involved at some point in the process. As it was difficult for her grandmother to see, Kat would explain in detail every inch of her dress for her to really "see" the gown come together. It was beautiful to see her light up with each word.
One of the most important factors in the design, was the beading...or as Kat called it "bling"...and lots of it! We started with dense beading on the top which faded into the body as it trickled down towards her skirt. At each fitting, more and more beading was added...soon she was fully covered. If there was an open space to be found, believe me, Kat would want another stone to cover it. She wanted to sparkle like no other bride she'd seen, and she had seen many, many weddings prior to her own.
The beaded bodice flowed into an organza ruffled skirt which looked like roses, but it didn't end there. From a chapel length train, we added a detachable cathedral train, finished off with a mini organza belt on her waist. The end result was stunning!
A beautiful side note...when her aunt returned from Guam, Kat put on a second showing of her gown so that her aunt could feel the same wonder that was felt on the actual day.
Congratulations Kat & Fred!