Where to fly next?
October 4, 2022Blog, Brides, News
Late last year I was delighted to meet the wonderful Annie Bucket, the co-founders of the visually stunning travel blog “Where To Fly Next”.
Recently engaged, Annie started her journey in search of her gown, one that would be center stage for her wedding shoot.
As a travel blogger and her fiance , Will , the photographer and Co founder of Where to Fly Next, Annie’s wedding was not going to be a small garden afternoon scene, rather, it had to encompass all these 2 have worked so hard for and dedicate their professional career towards. A visually stunning, scenic and location savvy setting was on the cards, and so Uluwatu (one of the most popular area on Bali’s Bukit peninsula) became the destination of choice, a perfect tropical oasis, luscious with greenery, exotic and a traveler’s mecca.
Through a recommendation, Annie came to Guipurean in search of the perfect gown for her wedding that entailed a 2 day wedding shoot featuring over 5 breath taking locations.
Several sketches and appointments later, a custom bespoke gown finalised, we designed a dress that would be fitting for the picturesque locations, while also be easy to transport since Annie’s wedding was the start of her 2-month world tour for “Where To Fly Next”.
We opted for a custom embellished fitted lace and tulle gown that was soft and romantic with a 2mtr detachable tulle train and beaded belt for the locations that require a bit of extra drama.
The gown was crafted in Chantilly lace and silk Georgette, overlaid with a custom embellishment that adorned the bodice and skirt. We chose to design a wandering leaf embellishment that we felt would be in keeping with the Bali destination while also capture well on camera and allow the light to filter through the gown.
Like all our custom gowns we started with the made to measure patterns, creating 2 prototypes along the way to test the fit and proportions. The embellishment was then designed in house ( by the head designer, Cassandra) then sent off to be developed and created by our specialised team in India. We opted to design the bead work in panels which we then hand applied and stitched to the gown before the lining was applied to ensure a perfect flow of bead work across the gown at every angle.
4 fittings, 40 meters of tulle, 50 hours of sewing and 15 hours of hand beading later, Annie’s gown was ready for its epic journey.
From Fields of flowers, enchanted lakes and luscious rolling hills, the picturesque Balinese landscape provided a truly epic destination. Only second to our stunning Guipurean bride, taking center stage who shone and shimmered in her custom gown.