Classic shape, timeless lines, clean silhouette, decadent fabrication and effortless beauty. Being the first bride to walk down the aisle in a custom Gretchen Dawley gown, Kayla set the tone for the brand. This gown solidified Gretchen's vision of using simple, elegant blocks for her dresses and letting the bride's form and personality take it to the next level.
After sifting through concepts and sketches of different styles and silhouettes, Kayla opted for a more classic look with focus on fabrication and fine details.
This look is made of champagne silk satin with a full overlay of French alencon lace, complete built-in bustier, hand-stitched lace scallops along every neckline and hem, and 85 covered buttons running down the entire back of the gown.
To perfect her custom look, she wore a single layer chapel veil, silk chiffon floral hair piece encrusted with vintage rhinestones, satin ribbon sash, vintage rhinestone and pearl broach, and completed it with a true vintage pearl necklace and clutch belonging to her grandmother.
Photography by the lovely, Kate Price.