I fell hopelessly in love with this dress the moment I put it on. The A-line silhouette is timeless; the silk tulle skirt so dreamy and romantic while the fitted corset bodice gives it a modern edge. The detail in the embroidery is exquisite and the hand-beading gives it just a touch of sparkle. Lined in soft silk, it is comfortable, airy and nearly weightless.
Our ceremony was held outside on a lawn in Napa while the reception in a ballroom. It was a black tie wedding and this gown had the glamour and softness I was looking for.
I will include the matching Monique Lhuillier ruched tulle cummerbund that I purchased for $400.00. It is amazing and will highlight your natural waist and give you the tiniest waistline.
The dress shown in Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 ad campaign in Honey but I chose to have the dress made in Ivory.
Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions at all. Local buyers are more than welcome to view the gown in person. Or, I would be happy to Skype or FaceTime with you so that you can “see” the dress in person and ask any questions you may have.
- Alterations: I purchased this gown from Bridal Galleria in San Francisco and the alterations were done by their expert team of seamstresses to fit me at 5'2", 105 pounds, 32B. This dress was ordered in a Size 4 and sized down so the bodice was taken in, as was the matching belt. The hem was taken up to accommodate my 3 1/4 inch heels. Velcro was added to the inside of the cups so that it could attach to my bra (this velcro can be easily removed). Hooks were sewn in for a double French bustle and carefully placed so as not to hide the beautiful embroidery.
- Preservation Method: Currently being professionally cleaned and preserved by Heritage Garment Preservation ($379 value). There are a few small holes in a layer of tulle underneath in the back. They aren't visible from the outside of the dress but will be professionally repaired. Everything will be complete by December 2013 (I can provide updates) and can ship immediately when it is returned to me.
- Terms of Sale: All Sales Final
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense
- Payment Methods Accepted: Escrow.com
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