Rachel Walters Bridal

Some bridal gowns I’ve designed and made. It’s always a pleasure realizing a bride’s vision. I enjoy talking through her options and ideas with her as much as crafting her dress. I view bridal design as a collaboration, because it’s through our conversations that we arrive at the final design. Everything plays a factor from the color scheme, to the location, to the time of year and size of guest list.

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This radiant bride is Natalia. A creative woman herself, she requested a hand-painted dress in purples and blues to match her floral arrangements. I used diluted ink on silk cotton voile. The fit was a challenge since I live in New York and she lives in Spain. I measured her once during a visit she made to New York, and that’s all I had to work with! She looks radiant and had a totally unique dress for her big day.


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Rachel Watson has been a friend of mine since she used to model for me when I first moved to New York six years ago. For her custom bridal gown, she wanted a simple fall wedding dress with an embroidered mesh overlay. One of her main requests was that the dress be ultra light weight with no boning, padding, or crinoline. She looked so classically beautiful, like Old Hollywood but with a dash of fall spice. Just effortless.

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