Creating the POSH Wedding Dress

Most of you know how much I enjoy the design process and that I am a bit edgy with my designs. However, I still keep them super classy. My goal is to make you STOP and look at the design. Love it or hate it. Being on the cutting edge of fashion can make for some harsh critics, but before you ultimately decide whether you thinks is fabulous or awful I think you would benefit from understanding how much work goes into a single design. That's way I invite you to come on this journey with me. It's a behind the scenes look of what it takes to create one of my Couture Wedding Dresses.

THE DESIGN

So here it is. The next wedding dress I am creating. I call it POSH. It is based off of my ever popular Posh Bridal Flower Design. I think it's perfectly timed as it has a bit of the Hollywood Glam black tie formal about it and with the Great Gatsby movie over the summer, that style will be in full swing next year.

black white damask couture wedding dress behind the sceneWhat you will notice is the stunning black on white damask skirt that I have designed for this dress along with the black & white anemone floral embellishment across the top. I think it creates an amazing balance of colors, loads of texture, and a hint of WOW surprise. What do you think?

Now, what you don't see in my notes it that I plan on making the skirt removable do that it can be a dancing dress AND that the skirt can be worn again, after the big day. (I call that an "after-life" feature). How cool is that? Almost no one in the wedding gown industry has ever attempted to make a gown that you can wear again (or at least in this case a part of the gown again). I just LOVE being forward thinking. I do have to be honest, as I have never attempted a removable skirt before so I am a little apprehensive. Either way we are going to dive right in and get to designing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE KICK OFF VIDEO

Not long after I received all the needed supplies I created this Kick-Off Video. Watch & enjoy!

(P.S. - this is my You Tube Channel so please bookmark it as I will have lots of new videos coming over the new year and you can watch this dress unfold over the next several months)

 

 

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THE FLOWER EMBELLISHMENT

In the case of this dress I choose to purchase stock gown and the alter the dress to my needs & wants. Whereas, my next couture gown will be completely made from scratch. Anyway, I took the bottom skirt off, as I do plan on reusing the lining, and began sewing on the flowers. I chose to use 3 types of flowers: (1) silk white anemone with a black center, (2) a black carnation, and (3) a damask floral rose I created from ribbon, as I wanted to bring a little of the damask print up to tie all the pieces together.

In this video I give you some insight on how long it takes me to sew on one (1) flower, how I attach them, and why I do what I do. Take a quick peak.

 

THE LOOK COMES TOGETHER

After many hours of sewing on flowers I am thrilled with how the top section looks!!! Plus, decided to stop and pin everything into place to give the full effect and WOW!!! It just looks awesome. I am so excited to move forward with the skirt. I have a model waiting for this dress to be complete. She is going to look amazing in it with the black netting veil and long black opera satin gloves. (Seriously, if you could see the giddy look on my face you would be laughing, but that's what designing does to me.) Here is a picture of what it will look like when the skirt is attached.

black white anemone couture wedding gown behind the scenes

Coming up next - skirt section. Stay tuned.

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If you need something totally awe-inspiring, custom, off-beat, themed, or non-traditional for a big day (wedding, party, performance, show) give me a call at 304-260-6446 and let's make magic together. Read more about my Couture Wedding Gowns. You Name it...I create it!

Happy Planning!

~Kristi

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