Lovely Monica came to StarDust in search of two different bridal gowns to accommodate both her very intimate ceremony with Chris at Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands and their larger celebration back home at Rough Creek Lodge. When she began sharing her vision with StarDust stylist Marianne, our talented expert recommended another approach that would give Monica the two different feels she was going for, while also allowing her family and friends celebrating at the reception to enjoy the beautiful gown she wore during their beach wedding.
When Monica first came to us, she only knew that she wanted a gown appropriate for a wedding on the beach. Marianne helped her find the fabulous Serendipity gown by Matthew Christopher. Its flowing lines and breezy silk chiffon made it a perfect gown for a ceremony where the white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean come together.
When it was time to discuss Monica’s desire for a short reception gown, the idea of cutting Serendipity and re-fashioning the gown with a high-low hem was born. Monica loved the idea and thought it would be a great fit for her and Chris’s rustic-themed Texas reception – and it would go fabulously with her gorgeous cowboy boots! (And boy, did it!)
Stylist/designer Marianne worked with the amazing Ruth in our alterations department to bring the shorter, high-low Serendipity to life. After the wedding, Ruth and her team worked tirelessly to create the new version of the gown in the short time frame between Chris and Monica’s return from the honeymoon and their reception. We think you’ll agree they did an amazing job!
We asked Monica if she had any other thoughts or details about her experience she’d like to share and she said, “I just wanted to say thank you to all the people at StarDust who helped make both my wedding days possible and memorable. To both of my photographers who went above and beyond to capture the special moments of both of my days and last but definitely not least to my parents who without their love, support, encouragement and help none of my wedding dreams would have even been possible!”
We love it! Thank you, Monica, for giving us the privilege of working with you. We are so very happy that you were pleased with your bridal gown(s)! We wish you and Chris a long and wonderful marriage!
photo credits: Grace Bay ceremony in Turks & Caicos – Anita Marcus, Brilliant Photography; Rough Creek Lodge reception – Ashley Dias