EFFORTLESS AND ELEGANT BRIDAL GOWN DESIGN
I am so excited to share this latest Real bride story because this young lady designed every element of her wedding dress since she was in her early teens and had not been swayed by time, trends or fashion but stuck with her dream dress vision for an effortless and elegant bridal gown.
This is not to say that the dress was easy nor, the whole process a piece of cake. Creating an effortless and elegant bridal gown is incredibly difficult to achieve with no room for complacent design or workmanship. The design details are usually minimalist, meaning simpler, cleaner lines without distracting or busy detailing. For this gown we kept the cut and silhouette clean from the waist downwards allowing the richly textured corded lace bodice to radiate.
There were numerous challenges from start to finish – mainly of form over function – but when the bride is resolute about certain things, my goal is to make them happen as I know she wants to see results! So, hopefully once you’ve checked out her wedding day photos, you will get a sense of the cool vibes, lifelong friendships, missed loved ones and maxed out fun – which was at fever pitch by sun set.
DREAMING OF A DESTINATION WEDDING
The wedding took place at the Punta Cana Resort where the staff and wedding planner were absolutely wonderful and I would certainly recommend them as they ensured we had the entire pool area for much of the day and the night too, so that the whole experience was exclusive to us.
“I never stopped dreaming of a Caribbean beach wedding with the ocean breeze blowing through my veil and sand at my feet (although I did decide on shoes in the end to match my beautiful dress). One thing about the Caribbean, it does get really hot but being on the beach you do get the lovely sea breeze so that its not too uncomfortable. So when shopping for my wedding dress the challenge was to find a style and lightweight material that would effortless elegance approach as well as looking great from beginning to end. Although it did cost a little more, I choose silk fabric in the end which felt like a second skin on the day – and I felt amazing in it.
THE BRIDES KIND WORDS…
“… it was certainly a no brainer for me getting married on the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic. My heritage is Dominican and so it was a great way to share my big day with my UK family and those across the island as well as my close friends and loved ones. It would never cross our minds (husband and I) to even begin to entertain the kind of wedding where you have a thousand people just for the sake of it – so eloping with our friends was our super special way to say our I dos”.