Where It All Began: Karin's Bespoke Wedding Dress Journey
Karin first met Alex, her fiancé, while they were schooling at the University of Manchester. So it was only apt that they’d travel back to the UK to reminisce the early days. The couple flew across the globe to the West, travelling from Greece to Britain, for their extensive pre-wedding shoot.
Karin entrusted us with most of the design ideation. Her only requests were to have two wedding gowns that would soften her athletic figure, and that were designed with a more modern approach.
For the first look, we went straight ahead in a modernistic direction - with a sleeveless, plunging v neck wedding dress, and side slits to match.
With figure-hugging designs, we always recommend a fit and flare silhouette that hugs right at the thigh, allowing brides to move around more freely than mermaid silhouettes, while giving off a very similar effect with the flared train.
Since the couple would be posing against the renowned stacked houses of Santorini, we wanted to ensure that Karin stood out despite the overall minimalism of the wedding gown design. We layered on different types of materials - corded lace underneath, and delicate floral lace on top, to add dimension to the look.
For her second wedding dress, we designed a gown that’s flirtatious, yet immensely elegant. With a sheer nude lining, we created an illusion bareback and long sleeves, adorned with tiny floral lace, individually cut and arranged in a modern, linear pattern.
The lace detail extends down the sides and back of her gown, gracefully masking the gown’s cut-outs for more coverage.
Both wedding dress designs donned deep plunge necklines - a great way to soften broader shoulders, and tastefully flaunt her natural assets!
We’re so pleased that Karin shared our sentiment towards how the wedding gowns turned out, and are so in love with her beautiful pre wedding photos. Just a month left till the actual wedding day - we’re counting down already!
If you’re looking to have your wedding dress customised, we’d love to be part of your wedding journey. Schedule an appointment with us here, and let’s get to know each other!