Christa’s Wedding Gown (featured on Offbeat Bride)
November 7, 2012 by Robynne
When Christa approached me to create her wedding gown, I knew I had a high bar to reach. She has a finely developed aesthetic sense and is a talented artisan herself, as evidenced by her spectacular art car Syren.
She had definite priorities for her gown, one of which was to show off her knee-high platform buckled boots. We accomplished that with a full underskirt that is drawn up in front to reveal her boots and blue petticoat. Her other wish was to have a 6-foot train that bustles up to floor length. Her train is of silk jacquard and floats beautifully behind her.
The corset is pinstriped wool, sourced by Christa from New York’s garment district, with buckled straps to match the boots and a batwing flourish to echo the sleevelets, which are silk chiffon.
It was a real pleasure to work with Christa and create this gown, and it was an even bigger pleasure to see it in action on the day of her wedding!