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This is part II of Celeste’s wedding gown. Check it out here if you have missed part I.

After Celeste’s fairy tale wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe, Chiffon & Lace made a creative modification to her wedding dress – turning the beautiful multiple layered organza ball gown into a sensual romantic fit-and-flare satin silk dress for her wedding reception at 32 Mansion in Penang.

We also introduce some lovely detachable features to transform the same bare back lace corset from her destination wedding to match the elegant fit-and-flare silk satin dress for her indoor wedding reception. The detachable features include a silver satin sash with Swarovski crystals under the bust line, and a one shoulder rose strap.  The detachable one shoulder strap consisted of a row of delicate roses, which is carefully hand-cut from the matching French lace used on the full lace corset. For an added textural dimension, the bottom of the skirt was enhanced with the matching French lace roses and shimmering beads and crystals!

This was an amazing experience for us and we are happy that we were able to create a whole new look with a few modifications to the dress. We hope you enjoyed these lovely photos taken by Danny Chew. Have a lovely day!


Celeste and her bridesmaids in purple theme wedding reception

Jeff, Celeste and her mother

Celeste and Jasmine as her maid of honour

Celeste and Jeff with their family in 32 Mansion wedding reception

There are so many beautiful aspects to Celeste’s wedding dress which she wears for her wedding ceremony held in a veritable heaven on earth, South Lake Tahoe. Celeste expressed her desire to have a dress that would suit this romantic location and have something dramatic, with the feel of a ball gown, but without the added weight. We decided on a gown that featured a lace corset with a network of boning that accentuated her figure. The corset top was enhanced by adding a belt with 3 lovely little organza flowers on the side. As for the skirt, we introduced the use of multiple layered of sheer shimmering organza that added the volume but kept it light and airy.

Celeste had an additional request. She had planned a wedding reception in Malaysia and wanted a fresh new look. Could we work around those ever-present budget constraints? Of course! Our solution was to design a bridal gown that has “dual-looks”. Enhance the lace corset with detachable features and match it with a silk satin mermaid skirt and voila – a completely different look! We will feature this second look in Part 2 of this series. Check back soon!


Jeff and Celeste wedding in Lake Tahoe

Celeste in her multiple layered organza wedding dress

Celeste in her wedding dress with French lace corset

Celeste in her multiple tiers organza ball gown

Celeste and Jeff with their ring bearers in Lake Tahoe wedding

Celeste and Jeff wedding portrait showing their silhouette against evening sky