This fashionista bride new exactly what she was looking for in a dream wedding dress for her destination wedding, but she struggled to find something that fit her vision, her budget, and her body. So she decided to create it – with the help of Anomalie, of course. Read on to learn more about her inspiration for this seriously stunning (and sexy!) number, then try not to pin every single one of the photos below!
Why did you decide to go the custom wedding dress route?
After trying on a ton of expensive dresses that were my style, I noticed afterwards the price was consistently $5,000+. I knew I would have to get a custom made dress in order to stay in my price range and to accommodate my cup size and height.
How did you first learn about Anomalie?
I first noticed Anomalie on WeddingWire, but I also Googled “custom dresses”. I stumbled upon Weddingbee, where brides shared their opinions and experiences with different dress companies. One bride mentioned she had a dress made with Anomalie; she explained how reasonable the prices were and also how everything was done online. I was a little skeptical, so I decided to research the Anomalie Instagram where I discovered a tagged bride. I actually wrote her a message! (I know it sounds creepy, but there are so many scams, I had to know if Anomalie was legitimate. I didn’t want to send my money to just any online dress site.) She surprisingly wrote back and shared photos of her dress. She was very nice and actually offered advice. That is what sold me on going through with the process.
What did you have in mind when starting the process of designing your dress?
I wanted a clear understanding of the process, with timelines and sketches to work with. When I first scheduled a consultation call, that is exactly what I received. Anomalie was honest upfront with the timing and process from start to finish!
What inspired your dress dreams?
I am a true fashionista! I knew I wanted something unique and a dress to show off my curves. I enjoyed speaking with my designer and her allowing me to upload multiple photos to my account. She was very thorough on asking what I wanted from each photo. My favorite part was receiving the fabric to choose from – that’s when I knew this is really happening! The excitement receiving an email or text that I had a new update on my account was the best part!
My favorite part of my dress was the mesh illusion down the corset top. I loved how I was given the options of different colors that matched my skin perfectly, and I also loved the fit and the material.
What was your wedding day like?
My wedding day was everything I imagined! I worked with a great wedding planner; since it was a destination wedding, I wanted to make sure things went smoothly – and they did. I got married in Destin, Florida, but I didn’t want the cliché beach theme. Instead I chose a botanical, modern look with a gold, coral, and mint green color palette. My wedding was perfect – so many family and friends traveled from all over to share our special day and to have a great time!
What was the reaction to your dress from your friends and family? How about your groom?
The compliments on my dress never stopped on the day of the wedding. I was also asked where my dress came from and told how beautiful and unique it was. I shared that it was custom made – and that I was able to design it! The dress fit me so well. I was extremely pleased and very comfortable all night.
My husband kept whispering how beautiful I was the moment we met at the alter! He later told me he was glad I kept my dress a secret and didn’t show him the dress beforehand. (I locked him out of the house when I received the dress so I could try it on without him peeking in.)
Any advice to brides-to-be regarding their wedding dresses?
If you have a vision of what your wedding dress should look like and how it should fit, go with a company you can trust, and Anomalie will work with you every step of the way. From the open communication about my vision and expectations to talking with my designer frequently and receiving fabric swatches, from logging into my account to check updates to receiving the final dress, the process of working with Anomalie made me feel at ease. Anomalie listens to every little detail, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. I am so grateful I took the chance with Anomalie – they definitely made my vision come to life.
Stylist Pro Tip: Are you struggling to find a gown that works for your height, your body, your vision, and your budget? We can help. Schedule a call with one of our stylists to begin the process today!
- Photography by Capture Destiny Photos
- Makeup by Bella’s Faces Makeup Artisty
- Wedding Planning by Seashell Wedding Co
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