If there is a day on which to look spectacular, it’s your daughter’s wedding day. Today I am happy to finally share with you my Mother of the Bride dress custom created for me by Patti Flowers Design.
Ta Da! I feel like I have been keeping this dress a secret and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. There were little hints along the way as I visited the Patti Flowers Design Studio and would document the behind the scenes of her process on my Instagram stories. You have seen her beautiful creations on me before as she designed several dresses documented on the blog. Simply click here to see the spectacular red ball gown she made for me as well as here for a beautiful dress and here for a dress and coat.
Patti’s process is one that makes you feel so special from the very beginning which starts with a sketch and fabric discussion in her gorgeous Dallas design studio. From there she and Bladi Duran begin creating the piece with a muslin that will be fitted during your second appointment. Once the muslin piece is refined, the fabric is cut and assembled for fitting appointment number three. It’s during this fitting that you can really appreciate how special your custom creation is going to be. I knew at that moment that I would wear my hair up for the wedding and keep the accessories simple. The dress was speaking for itself! This was of course confirmed at my final fitting (meeting number four) when we zipped me in and I walked for Patti and Bladi. They were speechless.
I never saw myself in this beautiful blue but Patti did from the beginning. That’s what I love about this creative process – Patti sees things in me that I do not see in myself. It’s hard to tell in these pictures but the dress color really makes my blue eyes pop. The gown is imported Italian silk shantung created in a Wedgewood blue with a rich luster due to the iridescent quality. The gown features an asymmetrical bodice hand draped to one shoulder with a couture loop detail at the top. It falls to slipper length with an A-line skirt that sweeps to a graceful sweep train. I now know how Cinderella feels!
These photo’s are not actually from the wedding day but from a blog post shoot with my photographer (my hair and make-up were professionally done at the wedding). Here’s the other thing that was priceless – Patti dressed Taylor and me on her wedding day. I can’t tell you how special that is because this dress has an inner and an outer zipper. I’ll get into more details about Taylor’s beautiful bridal gown that Patti custom created for her in a later post.
Here’s the icing on the cake – I will wear this dress again. Most likely to a black tie event or something special. That makes Patti’s creations well worth the investment. And think about this… Not only does this dress fit me like a glove, no one else has it because it was specially created just for me!
Want to feel like a princess? Call Patti Flowers Design! xoxo – Tanya
photo: Mary Hafner
ABOUT PATTI FLOWERS
A native Texan who spent her career in the luxury fashion industry, Patti Flowers began designing over 25 years ago. When the exclusive Dallas retailer Stanley Korshak opened its first bridal salon, Flowers was asked to be the In-House designer specializing in bridal, evening, and debutante gowns. Today, Flowers is recognized as one of the premier bridal and fine apparel designers in Texas.
In 2006, Flowers launched the Patti Flowers Design Studio. Since that time, she has dressed many of the most fashionable women in Texas. In early 2012, she expanded to her new studio in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, and debuted The Studio Collection.
Known for her refined approach to design and deep desire to highlight the woman wearing the gown, the Patti Flowers brand is both timeless and modern with exquisite couture quality.
The Patti Flowers Design Studio works with industry experts to ensure the latest and finest selections of silks, laces, and embellishments are available from around the world. All couture gowns are created at the Dallas Studio.
This blog post done in collaboration with Patti Flowers Design. All selections and opinions are my own.