Evalyn had a beautifully detailed vision for her wedding, and her dress was no exception. Designing and creating her dress was a great deal of fun but also a challenge, because it had a great many elements to it that all needed to work cohesively and remain balanced. It was such an unexpected choice for a wedding: an empire-waisted dress with a swing style skirt, a deep, scooped-out back accentuated with an oversized bow.
We made many adjustments to the original idea and over the course of its construction so that the details harmonized for a smashing end result!
What emerged was a gorgeous concoction of sea glass blue cotton overlayed with an embroidered, cutout cotton that features a smattering of sequins on the lower edge of the skirt. Peeking out from its voluminous hem is a double-layered faux “petticoat” of sea-glass blue iridescent silk taffeta and tulle, the silk of which also makes up the exaggerated bow on the back with the long tails, a slight nod to the trains of traditional wedding gowns. There is also a delicately beaded, sequined, translucent ribbon framing the upper bodice edge.
Evalyn used several family heirloom pieces of jewelry in her attire, and they add the personalized finishing touches that mark her as a lovely, unique bride! This dress really represented her natural character–bouyant, feminine, and full of joyous movement!