Leah and the Blog pt. 2 (Setting the Scene)

From Leah’s questionnaire, I was able to set the scene for her upcoming wedding.  The details of the wedding itself are so important to consider when thinking of your wedding dress!  Knowing the time of year, time of day, and venue (along with everything else in the questionnaire) helps me, as a designer and dressmaker, make decisions that are appropriate to your unique occasion and personality.


Leah’s wedding is going to be so beautiful!  It will be at her 1850’s childhood home in upstate NY.  End of summer/ beginning of fall.  Late afternoon.  Ceremony: Outdoors between two rows of flowerbeds (she sent me the pic above).  Reception:  In a tent on the property or in the ballroom of the local town hall.  She will carry flowers from the garden grown by her mother.  She loves vintage fashions as well as wants to be eco-conscious.

The descriptive words that she chose from the questionnaire were:  Joyous, Vintage, Easy, Timeless, and Unexpected.

She sent loads of research images of all different types: vintage illustrations, clippings from bridal magazines, images from websites, and pictures taken while trying on dresses in stores.
I fell in love with Leah.

Truly inspired, I immediately started going through all my books and clippings, pulling out and sorting through appropriate visuals to show Leah when she arrived for our first consultation.

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Hi there! I'm Brooks Ann.

I’m an independent designer and couture dressmaker for one-of-a-kind bridalwear located in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I also teach the sew-curious both in-person and online.

My blog follows along with the couture process of how each heirloom-quality custom wedding dress is made from idea to wedding day, as well as other interesting tidbits related to sewing, weddings, and body positivity.

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