Holly came to me with the idea of designing something similar to a gown she had seen in the film The Black Swan. Taking inspiration from the back detailing of said gown, I decided to use chiffon and pearls to compliment Holly's figure and skin tone.
Gown Design: Lainee's Couture Service
"As a person who has always been interested in fashion and dress making, it was an easy decision for me to design my own dress and have it hand made... preferably in the Nelson Tasman region. After searching around for a while and visiting different dress makers, I was lucky enough to find Lainee. Lainee made the entire process incredibly easy for me, from designing the dress, to choosing fabrics, and being able to make what was stuck in my mind come to life perfectly. Her design skills are like no other i have met yet, and her dress making skills match. She was incredibly flexible and versatile with consultations, competitive on price, and saved me a whole lot of stress. I would recommend Lainee to any future bride absolutely."