Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

I wanted to share some of the detail and planning that went into my bridesmaid dresses. It was such a fun process working with the talented Elise Bergman to create dresses for my ladies.

The original sketch for the dresses. 

So many color choices.

There was a period of time I really wanted to do a pattern, a play on something that was printed to look beaded. These were some of the options we looked at.

Ultimately, we decided to go with a solid, rich, grey crinkle chiffon

And then a muslin dress was made to measure all of the girls in.

I decided I wanted a gold belt that was thin, but packed a big punch. Elise handmade the one above to show me.

I fell in love with Elise's sample and we decided to do it in gold to tie in with the gold accents in the reception.

Here is the belt being applied to the dress

And the end product on my sis.

All beautiful pictures taken by Elise Bergman throughout the design process (besides the last one).

I know I am a bit biased, but I am in love with the way they turned out. The gold belt helped it from becoming too bridesmaidy, it was classic and something I would have loved to wear. And actually, I'm in a wedding in February where we are being asked to wear long grey dresses of your choice. So I get wear my own bridesmaid dress, how fun?


  1. absolutely gorgeous! i agree the gold sparkle belt really kicked it up

  2. So so pretty! Love that photo of her creating the belt.

  3. This is beautiful and very similar to how my dresses will be ... i love chiffon too, but I am opting for pale pink dresses as this is part of our colour scheme ...

    Love Chrissi xxo

  4. Love this. What a fun process, they turned out beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous!!!! I wish I was talented with design!! Your dress is incredibly beautiful by the way.


  6. I'm SO glad she took pictures, so fun to see the process. These turned out so beautiful. Still can't get over your dress.

  7. Wow what an awesome process to be a part of .. I think the color mixed with that gold belt is perfection. Well done :)

  8. I LOVE your bridesmaid's dress and really LOVE that you get to wear it!

  9. The dresses turned out beautiful!

  10. So beautiful!!!! And how cool that you get to wear your one of your own creations!!!!

  11. gorgeous! the gold belt is the perfect compliment!!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gray and gold together.. so chic and stylish.

  13. Wow that is so gorgeous! As a veteran bridesmaid I must thank you on behalf of all of us bridesmaids who wear one super expensive (ugly) dress and never wear it again! I want this dress! :)

  14. Thanks for sharing, Alex! It was truly a delight to work with you throughout this process. XO

  15. What a personal touch! And SO beautiful! As is your wedding dress :)

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

  16. ::Swoon:: These are so, so lovely. I love that you had them designed! And, I love the gold touch in there!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  17. The gold belt just threw me over the edge- absolute bridesmaid perfection and how fun that you get to wear it!!

  18. I love that you hand designed them. These days I feel like all bridesmaids dresses look the same, so I am glad to see a unique and gorgeous creation! Fab job!!

  19. Beautiful picture! I love the design of your bridesmaid dresses, so elegant:)
    xo, Chelsea

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