Alexis and Marc drew their wedding inspiration from stories of 1970s parties in old English castles. The combination of modern glam among Victorian antiques makes for a dream juxtaposition of epic celebration and dramatic detailing, the perfect backdrop for a true modern romance.
For Alexis, one gown was never going to cut it, so she chose custom couture creators d’Italia to design a unique piece to transition from ceremony formalities to dance floor antics. The Bridgerton style cascading cape and flattering wrapped bodice, perfect for a contemporary queen who understands the importance of ceremonial moments, but knows how to kick up her heels as the night cools down and the dance floor heats up!
Alexis: The dress was the item I was most fussy about; I didn’t want to be a “basic bitch bride”. Bit ridiculous! However, my strategy was to try on as many different styles, colours, textures etc., to figure out what I liked and what I felt suited me. I tried on such a range of dresses, from plain satin fishtail to a ball gown made of feathers! There were asymmetric necklines, gold sequins, wings – the works!
I realised that I couldn’t decide and would have a ceremony look and an evening look. Of course, two dresses is really expensive, so I went to the dressmakers d’Italia to create my dress wedding look.
With the help of my bridesmaids and the d’Italia staff, I handpicked the fabrics and described how I wanted the dress to look. Then, we went into lockdown. From there, it was an uphill battle trying to organise fittings. I think my poor dressmaker only had a month to create it in the end!
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