Thursday, March 31, 2011

Featured on Celebrity wedding reporter!!

photo by Carrie Wildes Nichole Tara
We are super excited to have some of our real brides headpieces and veils featured on Celebrity wedding reporter !

Stacie Francombe wrote a fantastic article about Kate Middleton and if she will wear a fabulous hair piece on her wedding day.

To read the entire article visit:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mardi Gras Photo Shoot!

We are so honored that one of our wedding gowns was selected for The Tampa Bay Wedding Styles online magazine photo shoot. We had so much fun shooting in Ybor City and The Roosevelt 2.0. It was on Fat Tuesday and we had tons of beads, feathers and masks for the finishing touches. Take a peak at the gorgeous photos! Participating vendors: Carrie Wildes Collective Creations Events in Bloom The Roosevelt 2.0 In Motion Video Productions

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 Collection: Introducing Athena!

Photos:Carrie Wildes

The name on this wedding gown is inspired by heritage:)

Athena is a gorgeous more casual beach wedding style gown, or can be worn as a reception dress.

The short-long look and the draped straps make it look super romantic and sexy!

I wanted to give the bride the opportunity to be comfortable and look sexy at the same time.

This wedding gown can be paired up with strappy metallic heels or just flip flops.

Athena is made with 13 yards of crinkled silk chiffon and 6 yards of silk lining.

Tell us how you like it!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chic Designs and Fabulous Events open House!

We had the pleasure to participate at the Grand Opening Expo of the Chic Designs and Fabulous Events new studio.
"Julie Perez owner and operator of Chic Designs & Fabulous Events. Julie along with her experienced staff of assistants and designers will help design and plan your memorable event. Working with CD&FE you will see that they value your individualism, your unique ideas and style, combining them together with their passion and commitment they will create for you memories that will last a lifetime. Chic Designs & Fabulous Events specializes in providing full service event planning. They work together with all of their clients not just to provide a service but also building a friendship, so that you can enjoy the planning process. They can take a passive role and simply provide guidance on items where you may need assistance. Or you may decide that you would like for them to provide you with full-service event planning where they take an active role in planning and supervising your entire event from start to finish. Regardless of what decision you make they will make sure that your event is one that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. With Chic Designs & Fabulous Events “Every Event has a PLATINUM touch”

The brides that attended the event loved our wedding gowns and accessories and had the opportunity to chat with the following vendors that helped making it all happen!!

PKS rentals

Crystal creative Designs

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 collections: Introducing Rebecca

photos by Carrie Wildes

Rebecca has been the favorite wedding gown for our new collection so far. Rebecca is for the free spirited bride that wants to feel comfortable but look glamorous on her wedding day.

We use seventeen yards of silk chiffon and silk lining to construct the gown.

The bodice is gathered and form fitting and with a "car wash" effect skirt.

For the finishing touches we added a silk belt that can be any color and a feathered brooch with AB swarovski crystals.

Rebecca has been described as an Oscar night gown by our brides.

How do you like it?

Gown Preservation!

We always get the same question from our brides.
What do I do with my gown after the wedding??
If you don't have plans to do a fun trash the dress photo shoot, then I suggest to preserve it.

It can be very confusing with all the choices out there but it is very important to have your heirloom preserved by a professional.
The wedding gown should be inspected, dry cleaned, and pressed before being placed into the preservation chest and sealed.
Because the fabrics tend to get more delicate with time, a question your should ask is if their process is truly GREEN and all the solutions used are non toxic.

Usually the bridal boutique that you purchase your gown will offer gown preservation.

For more information on preserving your gown feel free to contact us.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 Collections: Introducing Pavlina

photos by Carrie Wildes

We are so happy to have launched all our new collections.
Everyone always asks how is a wedding dress made, how long does it take, how much material and list goes on and on.
For that reason we decided to introduce each gown and what it takes to make it.

So we begin with Pavlina:
It was inspired by my wedding gown.
Pavlina is an Alencon Lace Sheath style gown.
The body of the gown is made in an empire sweet heart neckline with french seams.
It requires 10 yards of silk duchess satin since we line it in and out and 3 yards of French Alencon lace.

Pavlina takes about 20 hours to complete. Including pattern making cutting and putting together.
This gown represents the eternal classic wedding dress with a sexy twist.

Tell us how you like it!