This bridal story is very close to my heart. Miss May Milly is beloved by everyone that meets her because of her big heart, kindness and boundless creativity. I have had the privilege of working and collaborating with her since the start of Copious and to continue that collaboration with her wedding gown felt full circle. From the beginning May knew she wanted a gown that was modern but timeless.
The bridal industry is always pushing trends, just like fast fashion. May and I talked a lot about which details we could push creatively and which we should keep classic. May wanted to look back in 20 years and see a timeless gown that reflected her cool girl status, not a trend of the moment. With this in mind she opted for a classic white gown, fitted with a slight mermaid flare, a slit to give her height and to bring in a touch of her personal style, pleated sleeves.
To make sure our modern aspect stayed ageless we opted for a crinoline sleeve to allow the silhouette to be more graceful. Plus, I draped each sleeve on May to make sure it was full where we wanted and slimmer along her forearm to create an elegant silhouette. Ultimately this gown turned out just like May, a classic beauty that is unique and timeless.
"I always knew it was Carissa who would be making my wedding dress, I have been in love with her gown styles since the day I met her! Making my dress with Carissa was better than I could have ever imagined. We had a vision that started one way and shifted through our process - she was patient, honest and so helpful in guiding me to make the best decision for ME. Any time I was doubtful about my choice, she let me see different styles etc, so that I was 100% sure with what I wanted and could walk down the aisle with no regrets. She shifted with the changes so gracefully and told me when I was teetering away from our vision because of outside influence (we all know this feeling!) The process was so much fun and so natural for us, I wish I could make every gown in my closet with her!"
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