Last year, we participated in the very first Big Fake Wedding in San Francisco – a modern kind of wedding event where a real married couples renew their vows in a form of a fake wedding while the attending guests are future brides and grooms. It is a totally revolutionized type of wedding show where soon-to-be married couples can experience a mock wedding so they can better plan their weddings. Totally amazing.
This year, we participated again to help another fake bride to make her custom wedding dress for the San Francisco’s Big Fake Wedding with a 60’s pool party inspiration challenging us to design a custom bridal dress that fit this theme. Our bride Sarah would be the life of the party. The design team would transform the venue at The General’s Residence at Fort Mason into a mid-century modern beach club. The decorations would be fun, bright mid-century modern with retro details.
Our custom dress design process started 4 months before the event with a bridal consultation to better understand her style and to determine the best type of dress silhouette that flatter her shape. We then drafted up a design with fabric swatches to show her the vision and made modifications after the meeting. A mock muslin dress was made for Sarah to try on at another fitting so we could get the fit and design correct before the final wedding dress was made. The entire process from design to finish took about 4 months.
Check out last year's custom wedding dress for Patricia!
For Sarah’s dress, we came up with a super flattering floor length fit and flare trumpet gown made with Chantilly lace over a nude color stretch satin. We added hand-sewn beadings and lace appliques throughout the entire dress. Instead of designing the dress with colors to go with the festive theme, we decided to make a removable tulle train that opened in the front so it was only worn for the ceremony. Keeping the consistency of our vintage modern style that flatters Sarah’s body shape was the priority. The final look was both whimsical and functional!
How about the rest of their wedding? We in awe of all the pretty creative details each design team came up with. Everyone had their own vision of their interpretation of the "1960's Pool Party." Ready to be inspired?
THE BLUEPRINT ALLURE
KENDRA RENEE JEWELRY DESIGN
HAIR AND MAKEUP
LA MIENNE - BEAUTY ON DEMAND
RENT THE RUNWAY
DANCE WITH GLINKA
KATYBIRDS VINTAGE RENTALS
CHERRY'S VERY VINTAGE RENTALS
THE CHALK CHICA
BETHANY EDEN WATERCOLOR