Post # 17
I think #2, if not done well, could end up looking really messy (not that I’m saying your dressmaker won’t do a good job, I just think the volume/structure of the dense ruffles and layers can be hard to get right for a couture-like effect). #1 very elegant, but you also have to be careful because it can add bulk to your bottom half.
Can I make another suggestion? I think this style (Vera Wang’s Katherine) looks amazing in red:
Post # 18
@Miss Circe: yes thats an oil painting of my gown. Thanks for the lovely compliment. I debated between that skirt and one very similar to you picture number one skirt so I’m probobly bissed a bit.
Post # 19
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: How funny! I had Lara Harris do paintings of my gowns back in 2011, when I was planning. It’s so funny to see someone else with one of her paintings!
She used images of my paintings in her listings for a while…I wonder if she still does that. 🙂
ETA: she still has my dresses up…and a picture from my wedding on Style Me Pretty, too!
Post # 21
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Omg I hope you post pics when its done, it sounds dreamy! Skirt two for sure! The first reminds me of a shag carpet :s
Post # 22
@Miss Circe: I like the first better. Like the other PPs I feel that the second, while lovely, is very much in fashion right now and is maybe already on the verge of being dated.
OMG I cannot wait to see your dress. I swear it is giving me a girl boner. *blushes*
Post # 23
@peonyinparis: Oh yes that is definitely a good point to bring up and I have seen gowns that have not quite achieved the desired effect. The dresses I posted are of those previously made by the same designer making my gown for previous clients so I know that she can pull off the volume/structure – which is one less thing for me to fret about lol. Fair point about the added bulk with regards to the first skirt. Hmmm something else to consider but thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.
That is actually one of my favourite VW dresses (and it has my name!) but do you think it would still look good with a drop waist? Not a fan of the flower bit within in the skirt but overall, it’s very pretty.
Hehe well I know I can rock a similar type of skirt because the very first wedding gown I tried on – the Alfred Angelo Sleeping Beauty – helped to convert me to ballgowns and confirmed that I strangely don’t feel like a bride in white/ivory.
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: @Mrs. Mink:
And you two have just added another item to my Etsy favourites
: Thank you for your input! Lol these carpet comparisons are starting to worry me.
Ahhh girl boner!! Love it! Aww thank you and I don’t know if I’ve told you how beautiful you looked in your wedding and reception dresses! Love that you rocked blue and red
A very belated congratulations to you and your husband and I hope you guys had a wonderful wedding.
Oh as previously promised, the fabric samples.. pardon the crap quality of my phone.
So this will be the red fabric of the skirt
And this is the red lace over the nude lining for the bodice. I think Michi is planning on embellishing it with crystals but we’ll see how we go in case that’s a bit much. I don’t know if she’ll be doing the whole lace over the lining or just appliques.
Post # 24
@Miss Circe Which designer is the very first picture?? #1 got my vote!
Post # 26
Lol so I’m still torn between the two skirts because even though the clear consensus on the Bee favours Skirt Two, my best friends and my mother – aka the woman who is graciously paying for the gown – prefers Skirt One. *face palm*
So I’m going to email the designer and see if a compromised between the two can be reached – one that features the delicacy of the petals in Skirt One with the dramatic volume/structure of Skirt Two, and avoid any connotations to carpets
…And I just thought of the skirt of Katniss’ gown.
Post # 27
@WaitingDogMama: The designer for the first three gowns featured in my original post is Michi Calica Sotto. She’s a brilliant designer from the Philippines – and she works with clients from overseas if you’re interested.