Bicycling in Boulder
A cocktail-style dress suitable for cycling to the alter, incorporating decorative trims from the bride's mom's 1970s wedding caftan
Custom couture bridal client: Molly
For Molly, we designed a fun and flowy tea-length silhouette with a full circle skirt and dramatic low back, in silk gazar over silk taffeta. Materials from the bride's mother's 1970s kaftan wedding dress were re-used in Molly's dress by turning the former crocheted hem into straps, applying an embroidery pattern detail at the back bodice, and using the cotton muslin as inner layers of the bodice. More details showing the dress transformation can be found in this blog post.
Layers of silk satin chiffon for an elegant urban wedding set amidst the cobblestone streets and industrial warehouses of Dumbo
Custom couture bridal client: Cassady
“I loved working with Nicole, and I knew that I was in very good hands. Nicole has great taste, and I really trusted her instincts, design decisions, and overall skill. She is also a really nice person and easy to work with, so the fittings were fun and comfortable.
Nicole is very patient, which I found to helpful especially when I was needing to make certain decisions about the dress. I can't imagine not having had Nicole make my wedding dress. I really enjoyed the collaborative process of creating something that was so me.”
Sustainability & Swank
Vintage fabrics for the vintage venue Elm Court Estate, the late 19th century country home of the Vanderbilt family in Lennox, MA
Custom couture bridal client: Brit
As a storyteller with a conscience, Brit had sustainability and sentiment top of mind for her wedding dress. We constructed her gown from three! different vintage pieces - her mom's 1990s wedding dress, her grandmother's 1950s wedding dress, and a 1940s gown sourced from Brimfield antique market.
We restored the fabrics and designed a dress that brought cohesion across generations, while highlighting the true sense of Brit. Check out this blog post for the entire creation process.