I was worried about how my wedding dress shopping would go, as I love fashion, and loved so many different styles. This was literally the first dress I put on, and I bought it that day! I knew that I would not be able to find anything as stunning, fabulous, and sexy — yet soft and magical as this dress.
About the dress, the “Anastasie”:
This glamorous couture bridal gown by Ines Di Santo was featured in the designer’s campaign as well as being featured on the cover of Inside Weddings Magazine. This dress is for the bride who wants a timeless, sophisticated and romantic gown, combined with an awe inspiring, red carpet, and high fashion show stopper. For the bride who appreciates and understands the luxury of couture, the Anastasie will not disappoint.
The gown is a beautiful, soft and light, off white silk organza. I felt as if I was floating down the aisle. Intricate beading and Swarovski crystals were added to the bust line of the flattering sweetheart neckline, which provided the perfect amount of sparkle without taking away from the beauty and design of the dress. The dropped waist bodice is rouched with silk organza and shows no seams, but does show off and accentuate your curves! The perfectly low v-back has a secure zipper closure, embellished with 21 romantic organza covered buttons going all the way down.
The skirt, THE SKIRT! My favorite part of the dress was the full skirt with a built in petticoat, and long train with hundreds of soft and airy ruffles. The gown features countless silk organza handkerchiefs attached with beautiful crystal beads. There are hand-sewn laser cut leaves throughout the skirt as well as handmade hanging flowers with crystal accents coming through each flower! We added a French bustle which is quick, easy, and looked beautiful with the skirt.
I had the privilege to meet Ines herself. She spent time with me to go through the details of the dress, and explained her inspiration for the dress, which was a garden she had visited in Paris. She then hand sketched the dress and signed it for me! I will make a copy of the sketch so you can have it too, if you would like.
The dress is very light and flows gorgeously. It provided the support I needed, with the flexibility I wanted to move and dance the night away.
About the designer:
Born in Italy and educated all over Europe and South America, Ines Di Santo is recognized as a leading designer of evening and bridal couture. Despite leading an ever-expanding, international business, Ines personally oversees the production of every gown. Each gown is created one at a time, by a team of highly trained seamstresses and hand beaders, using the finest silks, tulle, and products, and using her signature hand-ruching and tailoring techniques. Ines Di Santo Collection is known for marrying a sculpted, polished bodice with sumptuously layered skirts and romantic detailing.
Her love of glamour and high fashion inspires collections of sophisticated, vibrant femininity, marked by superb fit, originality and inimitable construction. A signature touch of unrestrained luxury reflects her Italian and Spanish Heritage.
I am so excited to hear from you, and am so happy that someone else will be able to feel as glamorous and special in this dress on their wedding day as I did! Congratulations on your Engagement, enjoy this time!
Please feel free to contact me with questions, to see more photos, etc!
- Label Size: 6
- Street Size: 6
- Bust: 32-34D
- Height with Shoes: 5'6
- Color: White
- Silhouette: Fit to Flare
- Material: Organza, Silk
- Neckline: Sweetheart
- Style: Glamorous, Ruching, Ruffles
- Condition: Used
- Original Owner:
- Has Original Receipt:
- Preservation Method: The gown is being professionally cleaned and restored, pressed and steamed by an Ines Di Santo approved cleaner.
- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Location: Royal Oak, MI
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Other
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