Tagged: Bridal Gown

Our Real Bride this week is the lithe Alice with her exquisite full lace dress.

 

Full Lace Wedding Dress

For her church ceremony, she wears a full-laced, one-shoulder, fit-and-flare wedding dress. Just look at the intricate floral details encapsulated in her French lace bridal gown!

The lace-work on the wedding dress took a lot of skill and experience, which Chiffon & Lace tailors and designer were happy to provide. It takes skill and dedication to work on such fragile and delicate material.

Her full-bodied train is the one of the most distinguishing feature of her wedding gown, owing its elaborately designed lace highlights, a testament to the skill of our team. Alice looked simply wonderful, with the abundance of lace that complimenting her slender physique. The lace grants her dress lightness, making it seem ephemeral.

A detachable lace flower is placed at the lower back, a natural highlight that complements the fluid elegance of the lace.

Wedding Dress full lace, fit-and-flare, Alice side

Wedding Dress full lace, fit-and-flare, Alice back

Wedding Dress full lace, elaborate train, Alice front

Wedding Dress full lace, elaborate train, Alice side

 

 

Cheongsam for Wedding Reception

Alice wears a stunning ankle-length turqoise Cheongsam for her wedding reception.

Her fetching Shantung silk Cheongsam is decorated with pink sheer lace on the neckline, sleeves and back. Matching French lace appliques decorate the collar, sweetheart neckline and the high slit (of course!).

 

Wedding Dress lace turqoise Cheongsam, Alice front

Wedding Dress lace turqoise Cheongsam, Alice side

 

 

Chiffon & Lace thanks Alice for letting us make your wonderful dresses!

We also would like to thank Grace Tan from Stories, for capturing and sharing with us the beautiful pictures of Alice and her husband.

Wedding Dress duchess satin convertible Chuan

Wedding Dress, two pieces convertible, Chuan

Wedding Dress, ducess satin, figure fitting, Chuan

Wedding Dress Duchess Satin assymetrical train, Chuan

Wedding Dress bubble hem asymmetrical train, Chuan

Wedding Dress bubble hem asymmetrical train, Chuan side

Wedding Dress bubble hem asymmetrical length, Chuan front

 

Make Up Artist: Sam Khor
Wedding Photography: Kenneth Tan from Fabulous Chapter
Wedding Reception: 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, Penang
Bridal Gown: Chiffon & Lace custom designed made-to-measure convertible wedding dress in cream white duchess satin

Hooi Chuan is a strong-spirited and joyful girl who enjoys the simple pleasures of living. Her wedding dress is perfectly suited for her small and intimate wedding ceremony. Rather than be flamboyant, the wedding dress is sleek and elegant: an appealing cream white duchess satin convertible dress. It features a figure-hugging cocktail length bandage dress, and a detachable hi-low bubble hem skirt. The strips of her bandage dress are curved at the bustier and narrowed around the waist, for a well-defined waistline. Alan was clearly in awe of her – rendered speechless by her sassy bandage dress at the pre-wedding party.

Later at the wedding reception, the dress was paired with a flared hi-low skirt for a little touch of under-stated style. The hi-low skirt is complemented with a small train that gives a svelte silhouette to the dress. We absolutely adore her bubble hem, ending at mid-thigh – perfect for showing off those slender legs of hers!

Enjoy the pictures :)

 

Wedding Dress in full Chantilly lace, Jasmine

 

Wedding Dress full lace high slit, Jasmine

 

Wedding dress full lace sheer back, Jasmine

 

Wedding Dress full Chantilly lace, Jasmine top

 

Wedding dress full lace, Jasmine front

 

Wedding Dress full lace, Jasmine side

 

Wedding Dress full lace elaborate train, Jasmine

 

Meet Jasmine, our adorable Real Bride =D

Jasmine loves the outdoors, and she’s got that rich toned body of hers to prove it. Jasmine had her wedding at the Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort – a perfect match for her and her ocean-loving husband, Matthias.

When she first came to Chiffon & Lace she vividly described her ideal wedding, along with plenty of pictures of the wedding dress designs that took her fancy. She has such a bubbly and outgoing personality, and it was a joy to work out the details with her. We were able to sketch her dream wedding gown – that special gown that would make people gawk, and go WOW!

Not even Matthias would see it until she walked down the wedding aisle – a special surprise for him (and of course everyone else too!). Her bridal gown is a body-hugging halter-neck consisting of carefully arranged french lace – a sexy combination of the revealing and the demure. A deep-V scalloped neckline and a splash of Swarovski crystals to the center of the bustline further complement the overall design. As part of the understated flamboyance of the dress, we made sure that the neckline, slit and hem all feature french lace. The translucent mid-section of the dress lends a certain exoticness to Jasmine – a sultry belly-dancer of the orient!

Finally, add a graceful 14-feet long-flowing train with a thigh-high slit and there you have it! An absolutely stunning bride!

The dress perfectly embodies Jasmine’s fun-loving and vivacious personality, as you can clearly see from the pictures. We are truly happy that we were part of her wedding day!

We would also like to thank Kenneth Tan from Fabulous Chapters for providing these beautiful and memorable images. Here’s the link to his website: http://www.fabulouschapter.com/blog/

Wedding Dress chiffon figure hugging, Suan

 

Wedding Dress, chiffon elaborate train, Suan

 

Wedding Dress, chiffon, Suan side

 

Wedding Dress chiffon detachable train, Suan

 

Wedding Dress, chiffon draping, Suan

 

Wedding Dress, chiffon fit-and-flare, Suan

Our Real Bride this month is youthful Suan Bee :)

She put in a lot of time on her gym routine and it really shows – she was in great physical shape. That great body of hers and her sweet smile was our first impression of Suan Bee – and a design inspiration for us too! It would have to be a bridal gown that could flaunt those curves of hers and enhance her youthful look.

Chiffon & Lace designed Suan Bee’s wedding dress as fit-and-flare chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline and chiffon-pleated bustier. The neckline is adorned with a hand-made organza flower. The wedding gown is figure-hugging, her slim waistline accentuated by the pearls and hand-crafted French lace appliques attached to the bodice. A pair of chiffon drapes that flows down from the neckline to her upper back adds further volume to the dress. The entire look is completed with a chiffon train that overlays the flare bottom, beginning from where the chiffon drapes meet at the back of the dress. The soft chiffon train is specially designed for her grand entrance on her wedding day. It is also detachable for the sake of convenience.

Chiffon & Lace thanks Suan Bee for sharing her gorgeous engagement photos with us. You can see her wonderful dress in the pictures taken in Penang Loke Mansion and Hard Rock Hotel by Danny Chew.

The dress perfectly suits her and complements her curves from every angle – even from the back! We are proud to be a part of making her wedding day a very special and memorable one.

 

Wedding Dress chiffon draping, Lyn

Wedding Dress duchess satin A line, Lyn

Wedding Dress duchess satin, Lyn back

Wedding Dress chiffon pleated deep V, Lyn

 

PoLyn was not your typical bride looking for a traditional white wedding dress.
When she came to us, she had a dream and a request: a colourful gown with the mixture of oriental and western features – And that’s exactly what she got!

..a colorful gown…

Purple was once a colour worth its weight in silver – reserved for emperors and members of the aristocracy in the ancient days.
With this as inspiration, we started the wedding gown design with a deep purple satin A-line gown with a corset closure, and topped it off with a plunging chiffon pleated V-neck.

..oriental and western features..

Next, we added gold (but of course!) cheongsam buttons on the shoulders and a wide colorful embroidery appliqués band around the waist line.
Then, a touch of gold along the sash, finishing off the bridal gown with a chiffon train, and cap sleeves.

Ke Wyn from Whizarts provided these beautiful pictures taken during her engagement wedding photography session that took place in Penang’s picturesque Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
We hope you enjoy them!

 

 

Bride: Sam Khor
Location: Botanical Garden, Penang, Malaysia
Bridal Gown Designer: Chiffon & Lace
Bridal Gown Description: A strapless pearl white wedding dress with chiffon pleated bustier. The empire waist line is highlighted by a satin band with Swarovski crystals and beads embellishment; while a chiffon train flows from the high waist line accentuate the back of the wedding gown.

 

Ke Wynn, is a simple family guy with many passions.  This entrepreneur and professional photographer has a resume that includes 6 years of experience in photographing weddings and portraits. He has also started 4 companies including Whizarts Wedding Photography (www.whizarts.com), One Tree Wedding Stationary (www.onetree.com.my) Say Cheese! photo booth (www.say-cheese.com.my), and Milestone Pictures (www.milestonepictures.com.my).

 

C&L: How would you describe your style of photography and where do you draw your inspiration from?

Ke Wynn: Timeless, real and relaxed would best describe my style. I draw my inspiration from the couple themselves. If they’re fun and outgoing, it would inspire me to shoot more ‘fun’ shots whereas if the couple is more composed and ‘serious’, it will inspire me to shoot something with a touch of glam in it.

 

C&L: Is there a place where you would love to shoot a wedding but haven’t yet?

Ke Wynn: Penang itself is a beauty but if I had to shoot outside from the island it would be Africa. LOL!

 

C&L: What can a bride do to prepare for their photo shoot?

Ke Wynn: Most important thing one must do prior and during their shoot is to relax and not worry about their photography session. I can tell though the lens if the bride or groom is nervous. Oh yea, bring plenty of water and some snacks too.

 

C&L: Any advice for the couple on how to select a wedding photographer who best suits them?

Ke Wynn: The usual tips would be, choose someone who you are comfortable with, with the style you like. I would also like to add, choose someone who is not over booked or over worked. Make sure he or she can focus on what they are paid for (which is to shoot and to work on your wedding photos) and not get distracted with too many other commitments.

 

Thank you Ke Wynn, for a fascinating interview and for sharing your beautiful images. To find out more about Ke Wynn and his work, visit www.whizarts.com

 

Denise in chiffon wedding dress with triple Watteau train and French lace appliques

A couture bridal gown with draped cowl neckline at the back and deep plunging V at the front neckline. This cowl neckline chiffon wedding dress is paired with sleek body hugging silhouettes sheath that show off the true dimensions of her waist and hip. We have also added delicate French lace appliques around bodice and upper hips section. An extensive amount of fabric is used to make triple Watteau train effect, 2 draping down from the shoulder and 1 from the hip of this wedding gown.

Thanks Denise for sending us her engagement portrait taken in Taiwan. You look absolutely stunning!

You might have already noticed the new look of our website :) The previous website has been with us for a faithful two years and we have decided it is time for some house-keeping. We have reorganised our growing content to improve your overall browsing experience. Below are some explanations on the new sections, to help you get familiarised with the new website layout:

The clickable sliding images on the top panel will lead you to more details:

  1. The Collection link showcases our ready-made wedding collection for both rental and off-the-rack purchase.
  2. The Showroom link provides detail of our services, which includes bridal gown design; photography and make-up packages; as well as the address (and map!) to our showrooms.
  3. The Contact Us link lists our email addresses, as well as an easy-to-use form for you to make an appointment with us, or to ask us any questions.
  4. The Home link will always bring you back to our front-page, where you can always find our latest updates.

The blog posts are accessible by either clicking on one of the home page thumbnails; or the grey menu bar beneath the sliding images which categorize the blog articles by topic of interest:

The standard menu bar (just under the clickable images) has some additional useful links to:

  1. What’s New: Chiffon & Lace news, announcements, sales and promotions!
  2. About Us: Background of your favourite wedding gown designers :)
  3. Bridal Fashion Tips: Tips on your wedding dress, bridal make-up and hairdos from our own industry experience.
  4. Real Bride & Photography: See Chiffon & Lace brides in their engagement portraits and on their actual wedding day. These beautiful moments are captured by professional wedding photographers.
  5. Wedding Vendors: We list service providers in the wedding industry whom we have met, and who have impressed us with their work and professionalism.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts on Chiffon & Lace brides, wedding photography interviews; as well as tips on bridal make up and hair styles, to help you plan for your wedding day!

 

Jasmine getting ready on her wedding day

Jasmine in wedding dress showing the tattoo at her angkle

Jasmine portrait during her wedding day

Jasmine & Mathias beach wedding at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort

Jasmine & Mathias marching out from their beach wedding

Jasmine & Mathias at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort beach

Jasmine & Mathias at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort mangrove park trail

Jasmine & Mathias first dance during their dinner reception in Langkawi

Jasmine & Mathias with fireworks background during beach dinner reception

Jasmine & Mathias with friends during beach dinner reception

 

Bride & Groom: Jasmine & Matthias Keller
Location: Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort, Malaysia
Bridal Gown Designer: Chiffon & Lace
Bridal Gown Description: A full French lace wedding dress with halter neckline, sheer lace bodice and a high slit for the ultra bold sexiness. Hand sewn lace appliques form the scallops that accentuate the slit and flow down to the hem and around the train of the wedding gown.

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Kenneth sees with an artist flair. His style of photography is to keep things natural and always alert to capture the intimacy and details unobtrusively.  Kenneth specializes in creating one-of-a-kind fine art pieces for discerning clients who value individuality and artistry. The vision and efforts have not gone unnoticed. In the past 2 years, Kenneth has garnered 5 top three awards from US-based Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) among many other accolades.

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C&L: How would you describe your style of photography and where do you draw your inspiration from?

Kenneth: I’ve been described as a spontaneous person and gives attention to details. Inspirations may come naturally on the spot due to the activities or surroundings. However I always try to learn from great photographers like Marcus Bell and Cliff Mautner as well as gains inspirations from movies.

 

C&L: Is there a place where you would love to photograph a wedding but haven’t yet?

Kenneth: I’m blessed to be able to photograph many beautiful weddings around the world but I still enjoy shooting the most in my own country, the fascinating multi-cultured Malaysia. Growing up in a home with a small piece of land for rice paddy and fishes in Penang, I always wish to go back to my hometown for wedding shoots. It is simple and full of happiness without extravagance of a professional setting. I also hope to use this way to give back to the society that I grew up in.

 

C&L: What can a bride do to prepare for their wedding photography?

Kenneth: Stay relaxed, it brings out their personality, and of course enjoy the photo shoot!
C&L: Any advice for the couple on how to select a photographer who best suits them?

Kenneth: It is essential to select a photographer based on their shooting style. It will be even better if they are able to choose one they feel “easy to click with” and later become friends. It is my opinion that good wedding photos are usually not created under client-and-service-provider relationship.

 

C&L: Can you share one tip that you have found useful to your photography?

Kenneth: Great photos are not taken with eyes, but with love, passion and imagination; this is the simple belief I always based on.

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Thank you Kenneth, for a fascinating interview and for sharing your beautiful images. To find out more about Kenneth and his work, visit http://fabulouschapter.com/

 

Celeste in her crinoline organza wedding dress

 

Jeff & Celeste in her cathedral veil

Celeste & Jeff engagement portrait taken at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

Jeff & Celeste in her puff veil

Wedding Dress silk satin train, Voon

Wedding Dress two piece fit-and-flare, Voon

 

Wedding Dress chiffon pleated corset, Voon

 

Wedding Dress silk satin, Voon

Bride & Groom: Siew Voon & Keith
Wedding Photography: Alex Tan,  http://www.alex-tan.com
Wedding Gown Designer: Chiffon & Lace
Wedding Gown Description: A two-piece wedding dress with chiffon pleated corset top and a fit and flare silk satin dress, which nicely accentuates her body. The bridal gown completes with a dramatic chapel train.

 

Alex started his photography career in 2009 when he upgraded from a rusty old compact camera to a state of the art DSLR. His earliest photographs were landscapes and still-lifes until he was asked to photograph a friend’s wedding. From that day forward, Alex knew what his true calling was and decided that he wanted to focus on capturing the beauty of weddings.

 

C&L: How would you describe your style of photography and where do you draw your inspiration from?

Alex: I would say my style is a combination of Classic, Dramatic and Artistic. My inspiration can come from anywhere – traveling, surfing the net, searching for unique settings. A couple years ago, I was at the Malaysia F1 Sepang Cicuit and thought this would be an incredible location for a photo shoot. 2 years later, I was extremely excited that I was able to arrange for an engagement photography session there. I’m proud to say that it was the first engagement wedding photography session ever done in F1 Sepang Circuit.

 

C&L: Is there a place where you would love to photography a wedding but have not get the opportunity to do so yet?

Alex: There are many places I would love to photograph such as London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Santorini because of the heritage architecture.

 

C&L: What can a bride do to prepare for their photo shoot?

Alex: It’s important to discuss with their wedding photographer the overall theme that they are looking for. We need to ensure that we understand and are helping them create their dream settings.

 

C&L: Any advice for the couple on how to select a wedding photographer who best suits them?

Alex: They should obviously look at some of the wedding photographer’s previous work to ensure their style is what the couple are looking for.  It is also essential to meet with the photographer in person to get a feel for their personality. If he/she is the couple’s ideal photographer who meets all their requirement, and they feel confident in him, sign him up !! :)

 

Thank you Alex Tan, for sharing your thoughts and for sharing your beautiful images. To find out more about Alex and his work, visit http://www.alex-tan.com.