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Destination Wedding at Big Sur California

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Destination Wedding at Big Sur California

Judy Lee

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ADVENTURES OF A TRAVELING BRIDE

Our "friendor" Trinh at Trynh Photography came to us to custom design her wedding dress. Trinh and Mike are a dynamic, adventurous couple who have traveled to many different places around the world. Although location of their wedding had changed many times in the past, their inspiration for their wedding remained consistent - they wanted their wedding to reflect their unique lifestyles which is true to most of our Ju.Lee brides.

THE VISION

Starting with a dress inspiration of a sexy plunging low neckline, whimsical skirt layers, and elegant flowy fabrics like silk chiffon, we started the full custom dress design process by putting all these elements together. We drew up sketches and provided fabric sample for Trinh to visualize what the final dress will look like. Since she is a creative fine art photographer, visualizing how these elements would come together in the end was not a problem for her especially that we created a "muslin" (a mock dress primarily for the purpose of fit and visualization) for fittings so she could see what her dress would look like on her. In addition, the muslin allowed her to modify any details before the final dress was made, which is only offered if our brides choose to pick our "Iridescence" full custom dress package.

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As you can see how the "muslin" dress process works, we created a mock dress using similar fabrics of the final dress to make sure that everything fit and draped correctly. It is a simple version of the dress meaning we did not include every details of how the final dress would be (i.e. no draped layers.)

During one of the muslin fittings, Trinh decided to add a delicate lace trim to the open V back. She wanted to see the differences so during fitting, we pinned one side with lace, and the other side without. After the comparison, Trinh made her final decision to add more romance with the lace trim in the back.

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THE DRESS

After a total of 5 fittings from start to finish, a star was born 🌟 The final dress also included an elegant sewn on crystal beaded belt with an extra long ribbon tie in the back. This elegant, effortless style worked beautifully with the location. It was light-weight (travel-friendly) with us a touch of glam.

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THE WEDDING 💖

The most rewarding part of our job is to see how the vision and hard work came to life. Trinh and Mike's wedding was elegant, charming, and modern with a touch of Parisian chic. Check out their weddings for ideas and inspiration. Many swoon-worthy details from wedding table, bouquet, to invitation.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Jessica Kay  |  PLANNING & DESIGN Esperanza Event Design  |  FLORAL Petals of Love Floral Studio  |  CAKE Fleur de Farine  |  HMUA Styles by Ann  |  CALLIGRAPHY Ink and Linen  |  CANDLE HOLDERS Trunks and Tales  |  VENUE A Big Sur Affair