Erin was the very first bride to have a gown from my Haarlem in Bloom collection. She was absolutely fantastic to work with! Erin, you look stunning in your gown, and the location, theme, just perfect! 

Erin and Richard are a forward thinking innovative couple who live in New York where they have a studio in which he produces the coolest 'Clouds'. They hang from the ceiling with lights inside them and they glow to the beat! The clouds were used at their wedding as part of the decor and I thought it was a very special touch.

Erin tried to find a gown in New York that she would like and be within budget,  but didn't have any luck. When she came to meet me here in Nelson (her family live here) my collection had just come out of production the day before she arrived so we rummaged through and she tried a few on.

Together we designed a slightly different version of the "Mila" gown, we changed the lace and made the straps a lot more simple with a low-v in the back, rather than round. I think the outcome 'suited her to a T'.

Rich and Erin have really awesome ideas, Their wedding day was held at Waimarama beach at Richards family bach. You can view their website which is all about their love story and wedding day at www.richanderin.com. Richards Clouds and other innovations are at www.richardclarkson.com

Gown Design Based On : Mila Gown

Venue: Richard's Family Bach at Waimarama Beach

Photographer: Abby Harrison

Hairdresser: Bride's Sister :)

Makeup Artist: Bride's Sister :)

Florist: Renee Carver

"Wanted to make a special shout out the the most incredible designer Lainee Hermsen. I walked into her studio in Nelson and said something along the lines of "holy shit I'm getting married in three months, can you help" We adapted a dress from her collection and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Head over and her out, she's nothing short of a dream to work with! xx"

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