Karen de Leon and Jerome Athier

I met Karen when I did his eldest brother’s wedding. She loved the bridesmaid’s gown I made for her in that wedding. Jerome, that time was her French boyfriend. He raved about how Karen was beautiful on her gown. They are such a good-looking couple.

When they got engaged, Karen asked me to design her wedding gown. She told me that Jerome loved my designs of the gowns that I made for her at her brother’s wedding.  Jerome is French. Coming from a French point of view, it would be really such a lovely compliment.

I was ecstatic. The wedding was held in the beautiful Boracay. Karen and Jerome asked to design the outfits for the whole wedding party.  Jerome’s family came all the way from France to witness the wedding.  I never even met them for the designs. We just had correspondence thru e-mails. I was so nervous whether they would like my work or not and to add more anxiety it has to be a perfect fit when they arrive.  A week before the wedding, I met with them and had their fittings. I was so relieved after I heard their feedback. I was so glad they loved my work; Karen even translated their feedback.

They chose Chocolate Brown and Turquoise for their motif. For the suits I sticked with the Chocolate Spectrum, Chocolate Brown for the Groom, Milk Chocolate for the Groomsmen and White Chocolate for the Fathers.

As for the Female Entourage, since it is a Beach Wedding, I want them look like Beach Goddesses in Chocolate Brown to contrast the Blue Waters of Boracay. I banked on a Grecian look with a Tropical Elegance feel.

For Karen’s Wedding Gown I wanted her to be a vision in dainty lace. She has a great figure, so I wanted her to look sexy and dramatic. I made a very low cut back for detail. I embellished her gown with small Freshwater pearls and Caviar beads so the lace would still be dainty and glimmer like the Boracay sands.

View Karen’s Gallery

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter