This wonderful bride came to us to create something that complimented her bride’s suit, which they loved and had already purchased. We worked with this incredible couple to find the right color of green to complement her fantastic suit and reclaimed silk bow tie. Our bride chose the most amazing Fluevogs to go with her dress and we made her custom dusty pink petticoat to complement them. Working with a local craftsperson to create her veil, the whole team of clients, their family and our Zeita crew put the finishing touches on their look. We loved working with both brides so closely, learning about their love for the outdoors and how they are building their new life together. We are grateful to have played a small role!
Passion and joy drive our bride and she longed for a feeling of stability and to be grounded for her wedding day. Originally she came with ideas that were beautiful but really didn’t capture her spirit or honor the way items have significant for her. Once we broached the idea of using an heirloom piece, these beautiful crocheted tablecloths came to her mind. Sarah was off and running, designing a dress that could be worn comfortably on it’s own, or made dramatic with the addition of a custom dyed skirt made of one of the largest tablecloths.
Our bride was so moved when she saw the design and she realized how perfectly it told the story of who she is and where she is on life’s journey. Her fiancé is a glass artist and made the beautiful green and gold buttons that served as closures and to create a bustle.
The Wedding Day
Photos by a friend of the bride
This bride is interested in the way clothing is made, and has taken pattern making courses in the past. She knew she wanted something simple and elegant for her Napa valley wedding, however it still had to be unique. We solved this by designing style lines that are unusual and a bit of a puzzle. It was a fun challenge that we loved collaborating on with the bride. The bodice is made of silk faille and Swiss dot while the skirt was a much softer satin with a layer of Swiss dot floating over it. Pockets were a must to make this dress livable as well as beautiful.
Inspired by her favorite pair of Fluevogs, this bride wanted something for a small afternoon wedding that complemented her shoes. Her research images included beautifully constructed dresses from the 1950s. With correct foundation garments by Period Corsets, we played with style lines and color to make this playful dress and jacket. Our friends at Millinery by Miriam made a complementary headpiece which completed the look perfectly.
This bride worked selling wedding dresses and wanted something all her own. Elegant, romantic lace paired with a hint of enthusiastic sparkles defined her look, but the personal heirloom pieces we incorporated really made it special. Buttons from her mother’s dress run down her back and pieces from both of her grandmother’s dresses were made into hearts, embroidered with their initials and sewn into her skirt. We also made a skirt for her from one of her grandmother’s dresses. Click here to see the result. This shimmering bride married her love in a grove of tall lush green trees.
The Wedding Day
Photos by Phil Chester Photography
This bride was looking for a grey dress but once we learned of her incredible work as an artist and photographer we knew we wanted to incorporate this into her gown. She had a fascination with the moon in all it’s phases and the night sky.
Sarah found a fabric that was reminiscent of the lunar surface and created curving orbits in the style lines. Her mother’s buttons ran down her back and layers of celestial colors hid under her skirt.
The finishing touch was the top layer of her skirt. Working in partnership with the bride, pearls were taken from her mother’s dress and sewn into the constellation of the night she met her fiancé. Look carefully and you might recognize the stars in her skirt.
Capturing the place where the wind meets the frothy crest of wave, this bride was wild at heart and was a self-proclaimed queen of chaos. Her wedding on the remote Scottish coastline was epic in every way. We created an untamed skirt to capture the feeling and worked with the amazing artisans at Period Corsets to coordinate the whole look.
Full of life and joy, this bride couldn't imagine a dress without color. Inspired by her home in Hawaii she came to us with visions of the sea and Sarah's thoughts turned to fan coral. Layers of aqua in coral tulle shaped the skirt and coral-like appliqués framed her linen bodice. She asked us for a more casual skirt option to wear to other events at the wedding weekend, and we found the most wonderful coral printed chiffon!
Her fiancé wanted something magical too and we made him a vest of the same linen backed with a coral print silk charmeuse.
To top it all off we made her a napkin to match her dress so she could really dig in and enjoy her wedding feast!
Every fitting was full of squeals of excitement and laughter and the mood always matched the vibrant colors of this bride's gown.
This bride was married on her family farm and wanted to feel comfortable and unique. The navy color of her dress set off the Heirloom turquoise necklace beautifully.