Lisa’s wedding dress was one of those where I knew from the moment we had the first fitting that it was going to be just perfect for her. Not everybody can pull off a look like this, but because it was so true to who she is (including her every day dress style), Lisa and her full lace, empire style wedding dress was a match made in heaven. The style was simple, elegant & very flattering on her. The lower V-neckline added a hint of sexy to this wedding dress, which might have otherwise looked matronly

Lisa chose a gorgeous off-white vintage look lace with a slightly darker tone satin underlay which enhanced the beauty of this corded lace.

Then, the showstopper: the cathedral length veil, with appliqué lace border. Each motif was individually cut, pinned & stitched on by hand. The stunning result was so worth every hour spent on it!

From head to toe Lisa’s essence was captured for her special day.

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