This was one of our favorite dresses to date! Jen has great taste and was a joy to work with. We started with the skirt of the gown, made of silk chiffon. Getting the right fit and volume was the easy part; the bodice of the gown took some trial and error. We originally started with a completely different design inspired by a designer gown Jen liked. It had a v-neckline, rushing and floral applique details. It just didn’t feel right and Jen was not connecting with it. She found new inspiration for the bodice and we went with a much simpler bodice design. I was speaking with my seamstress about techniques we could do that would give some interest to the bodice. She suggested a tufting technique where you sew small tufts, of silk chiffon, one by one in a row. She sewed up a sample about 3 inches square. When I showed it to Jen she immediately loved it and said, that is what I want! Each tuft of fabric on the bodice of this gown is sewn by hand. We added a silk chiffon sash around the waist that opens into a train in the back. All the design element really came together in a harmonious way. This bride looked so stunning on her special day that Style Me Pretty featured her wedding on their blog, definitely worth checking out!