I’ve looked at countless bridal magazines for my wedding gown, but found my inspiration online instead:
It’s a V-neck gown with rouched bodice and layered A-line skirt. It’s exactly my kind of gown since I want one that is not heavy, not long and not peppered with beads.
I was a little apprehensive in checking out designers, knowing how expensive they could get so AJ and I first went to Divisoria to look for a seamstress who could make this gown for me. I booked Hazel Garcia already but later decided to switch to Carmen Lazaro Couture (CLC) because I didn’t feel that "this is it" feeling with her.
I’m glad to have made the switch!
I met up with Von Lazaro and here’s the sketch they made, based on my peg above:
The fabric is jusilin in ivory shade. The sketch was just fantastic. I wasted no time in booking CLC for my gown and prayed and prayed that I made the right decision.
Here’s the actual output – taken during the actual w-day. It’s just so me!
Here I am in full body shot (taken at the lobby of Hotel Celeste):
You really can’t go wrong with a professionally-made gown. CLC specializes in bridal gowns (no entourage dresses) and I am really grateful to have followed my instinct and checked them out.
There were just a few moments of panic when my first fitting was kinda delayed but I was assured by Von that the gown will be made on time. I still can remember my first fitting. My parents and I were surprised to see the gown almost made na! It was already a sight to behold back then, and my parents were equally pleased with how good and pretty it was.
The final output was kept a secret from them until the wedding day. They saw it only at the church. And I could say that it was really pretty with the many compliments I got after the wedding. It was really a lovely gown! I will definitely treasure it!
Service: Very Satisfactory
Price: Very, very affordable