Such a special gown. It's been a year in the making and I am so, SO excited to finally be able to share it with you all. Masumi is an absolutely stunning Japanese bride who fell in love with an american Military man. Together, they have the most gorgeous daughter you've ever seen. When I first met Masumi, I knew she was my type of bride. Unlike most other traditionally-raised Japanese women, Masumi is a through-and-through free spirit. Upon our first meeting, she was draped in gorgeous crystal jewelry (of the best taste), wearing bohemian style clothing and sporting the most adorable, delicately placed tattoos. She explained to me how she was from a very traditional part of Japan. What I saw before me was a women who loved and appreciated where she had come from but was strong enough to not allow it to squash the vibrate spirit God had given her. She is her own woman. I knew I had a challenge to create a gown that so embodied such strength and individualism allowing her wonderful style to come through. Here's what we created.
This gown shows the marriage of opposites can indeed be a perfect match. This gown is two parts; a beaded camisole and flowing mermaid skirt. The top features a low back, blousing silhouette and stunning glass beading. The skirt has a flattering fitted top portion which pours into the grand flowing meriand train. A match made in Heaven, indeed.
Photos taken by Schyne
Film Photography Kylie Martin Photography
MUA Mariah Melaine
Hair Vanessa Li