In the early morning studio hours, before the hustle of clicking keys to reply to emails or the whir of sewing machines, I usually get to take a moment to take in the calm of the space, illuminated by the breaking day light and appreciate the details of the work we do. Recently, as we are neck deep in wrapping up our Spring 2017 collection, I have been trying to take more time out to appreciate the effect of a few hundred hours of bead work to create the final gown, and the meditate on the practice of hand stitching, and the patience we can sew into each dress.

This season is a play and celebration of hand techniques, as we experiment with unexpected materials, textures and mixed motifs. I can't wait to share the full collection on October 6th!





photo: hallie duesenberg

dress: samantha sleeper




A hidden gem in Lake County, Illinois, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens give the feel of a European manor with out having to make your entire bridal party cross the ocean to make it a reality. The space offers stunning details to make your photographers job that much easier. Pictured here on our real bride, Egle photographed by Linas Dambrauskas.


dress: custom 

location: cuneo mansion