BEHIND THE SCENES: The Process of Designing the Perfect Wedding Dress

Posted on 10 August 2016

Monica, the cousin of our designer, Alessandra Perez-Rubio, came to us with ideas for a gown for her wedding set on a beautiful beach in Mexico. She desired a beachy, organic, lightweight dress that still had a traditional touch to it.


STEP 1: She came to the office where Alessandra created a sketch of the dress. Both Alessandra and Monica envisioned a V-neck, open-back, form-fitting dress, with a front slit to show off her cute legs.



STEP 2: We created a muslin of the dress to see how it was going to be executed. A muslin is a first mock-up of the desired style in a cotton fabric.


STEP 3: We made a version of the dress in a floral lace. We decided to make the dress more organic and unique. To do so, we hand cut appliqués and strategically placed them on the dress. We also scalloped the neckline and the train of the dress, which gave it a more feminine touch. Here are some mid-process photographs:


STEP 4: We sent the dress off to the seamstress and they made it come alive! Monica looked truly beautiful in her custom-made MESTIZA NEW YORK wedding gown.


During the process, Monica expressed to us that she also wanted a simple dress for a private ceremony and a fun after-party dress that would allow for her to dance the night away!


For the ceremony, we took a simple shape and crafted it in an ivory beaded fabric so she would sparkle at the altar.


For the after party, we used our best selling flame tree silhouette and cropped it into a mini dress. We finished it off by crafting and placing it in a grey, fully beaded lace with a scalloped hem. We think she liked it based on that smile!



Here are some pictures of Monica on her wedding day! If you are interested in a wedding gown, bridesmaids dress, or just simply looking for something special, check out our bespoke services on our website and make your dream dress come to life!



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