We’re lucky to live in a state that many couples travel long distances to for their destination weddings. Every year Colorado plays host to thousands of mountain weddings, from Vail to Aspen, to Telluride to Estes Park. As a Colorado-based couture fashion designer, it’s quite often that I find myself designing custom wedding dresses to fit just such a setting. A truly custom design, however, requires taking both the setting, as well as the individual style, personality and body type of the bride herself into consideration in the design of the gown. With the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, I tend to find that dresses which reflect a similar natural elegance and ease are most apropos.
Recently I had the opportunity to photograph one of my custom bridal creations with not one, but three talented photographers – Kai Davis, Joel Serrano, and John Oh – and model Dorotka T., who did her own concepting, styling and hair and makeup, all at the Dove Inn in Golden, Colorado. This charming B & B – with its cozy interior and easy access to the foothills – was the perfect place to showcase the grace of my bias cut silk charmeuse gown.
Dorotka was every part the radiant mountain bride, with the bias cut of the dress gracefully draping around her curves into the train. The open, cowl back revealed just the right amount of skin, while the hand-appliqued silk at the bust added a tasteful bit of volume as well as coverage. It’s a pared-down dress, yet does not compromise on its exquisite details, luxury and craftsmanship. The perfect thing for the Colorado bride!
Custom Wedding Dresses by Brooks LTD
Wedding season is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start thinking about the dress! I specialize in custom designing unique, one-of-a-kind wedding gowns that are tailor made to fit you and your personality. If you’re getting married and are looking for something bespoke, please visit the Contact page of my website to schedule a consultation.