Friday, March 6, 2015

Custom Made Plus Size Wedding Gown with Sheer Lace Appliques And See-thru Keyhole Bare Back

2014 #throwback our custom making bride - Shin Huey's wedding gown. Shin Huey got to know me from her cousin sister - Serene, where both home town is at Kota Bharu, Kelantan. But Shin Huey has been resided to Norway for work for many years. Shin Huey attended Serene's wedding last year... and yes, Serene's wedding gown and cheongsam were also custom made from #iamabridewedding :) Shin Huey went back to Norway but she contacted me quite soon after and plan to custom make her wedding gown and cheongsam with me too!

I got a destination phone call one day, and the other end was Shin Huey from Norway! She sound so excited and planned that she'll be coming back to Kuala Lumpur and schedule to meet up at my Publika Bridal Galleria @publika. Meanwhile, we communicated through FB and emails. She has no idea yet until we met...

Shin Huey came with her very happy aunt who's full with humorous jokes :) The whole discussion, sketching, deciding, material choosing, measurements.... was a joyful one that full with laughter! *yes, I remembered :) Her aunt kept reminding me to do 'magic' so the gown will make Shin Huey look slimmer. And probably with sleeves but not too conservative.

♥ Inspirational sample picture to Shin Huey on the kind of
unique chest-line design for her custom make wedding gown 
And so I show her a few sample pictures (that I did a lil bit of 'homework'/research before Shin Huey's meet-up) and suggested her the above unique chest-line, see-thru cap sleeves with patch laces and the gown silhouette. I suggested a more drippy kind of ivory white matte satin (instead of a full lace like the sample picture) for her gown design. So that it will give a better illusion of elongated her height vertically. I also suggested a light champagne self-tie ribbon waist sash, to accentuate her waist-line and a sparkly pearls and crystals brooch as a highlight to her custom make wedding gown!

♥ Shin Huey's Custom Make Wedding Gown with See-thru Capsleeves;
Unique sheer chest-line with patch laces appliques 
After our first (and also the last!) meet-up, Shin Huey went back to Norway and I'll need to courier the complete gown to her before her wedding day. So I guess I can consider her as my destination bride! Her wedding date was at July'14. So after a few months time and we keeping each other on the finishing details...etc, here's the final I did for Shin Huey's wedding gown!

♥ Simply love the See-thru bare-back with Keyhole design
and MORE patch laces appliques 
♥ Very unique chest-line design for Shin Huey's Custom Make Wdding Gown 
I'm so happy that the very unique chest-line design look so pretty on Shin Huey!

Oh, yes! A hidden secret was on Shin Huey's custom make wedding gown!
She requested to add a personal touch to her wedding gown with a simple embroidered design monogrammed that says 'P & SH' - 'Peter & Shin Huey' and her wedding date 'July 5, 2014'.
She asked whether I can do it? Well, I've tried embroidered laces and to embroider alphabets and numbers 'free-hand' is quite a challenge. But I did it! TA-DA~

 ♥ Peter, the groom found the 'hidden secret' - a siple embroidered monogrammed of their names
and wedding date from Shin Huey's wedding gown! 

♥ Close-up of my personalized embroidery monogrammed and wedding date
on Shin Huey's Custom Make Wedding Gown 
And so all is nicely done and ready to ship to Norway's Wedding!

Here Shin Huey's share with me her memorable day of her life - her Norway wedding day!

Handsome groom + Pretty bride
(beautiful bouquet + custom make veil) = 
♥ Lovely 

The Bride and bridesmaids getting ready!
Love the whole color theme~
Bridesmaid are looking awesome in their pastel yellow dresses with matching bouquets,
Flower girls are all doll-up so pretty and cute with the halos
and of course, the gorgeous Bride - Shin Huey!
All so sweet and lovely!

♥ Happy Bride 

Yes, not forgetting I did a pair of personalized wedding hangers for the wedding couple as well!
I manage to steal a snap shoot of Shin Huey's Bridal Hanger and her custom make wedding gown together! So pretty~!! I just love the whole see-thru sheer chest-line and keyhole bare-back!

I'm so happy and honored to have 'realized' Shin Huey's wedding gown! And yes, also her cheongsam that I will maybe 'showcase' after this :) Thank you Shin Huey for trusting me on all your custom making ♥ I'll continue working my best for my future brides to-be!

Share with me your dream wedding gown ideas and we might make it happen!
If you have any enquiry on custom making wedding gowns, evening dresses or bridal cheongsam,
email me! 

With love,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Modern Malay Wedding Gown Minimalism Style Custom Made Inspired by Celebrity Designer

'Simple' and 'Modern' are always the two words most of the brides came to me and wish for their wedding gown to be ;) But a 'simple' word in a 'modern' wedding hold a very different definitions to each individual brides. I have quite an amount of custom make gown enquiries recently, on some very 'simple' - to me I called it the minimalism style wedding gown designs.

Bride: Wani in her custom make minimalism wedding gown by
Photography: premium Wedding Photography, Brunei
Here I share with you some simple yet modern designer's minimalism wedding gown concept or designs:
♥ Rosa Clara Wedding Gown in flare A-line with sleeves or sleeveless top 
Tube minimalism ball gown, waist line or low waist with pockets! 
♥ Flare gathered ball gown with waist ribbon sash.
Be it tube chest-line or with long sleeves, both look as simple, modern and elegant! 
Sleeveless Mermaid wedding gown in drape ivory white satin;
See-thru sheer bare-back with a modern twist of a waist peplum

 Long Sleeves Modern Minimalism Matte Satin Wedding Gown
for a simple yet elegant bride!

In 2015, I think 'minimalism' will be back again in wedding gown designs. A flash back on my previous bride's custom made wedding gown inspirational story on simple wedding gown.
I got a Facebook message inquiry two years back from Wani (Brunei) require on custom making a 'very simple' wedding gown for her wedding. This is the sample picture she sent me:
A Calvin Klein Minimalism Ivory White Gown that Diana Kruger wore in a Gala Red Carpet.

 Wani was very very sure with what she wants and the above are the only 2 sample pictures she showed me and wished to be her wedding gown!

Because it will be her wedding gown, I suggested we put some patch laces embellishments around the neck-line and on the top of the gown and for the back as well. After some ideation, she decided for a 'V' back instead of a full covered back the original designer gown.

With no further ado, here's Wani's actual wedding pictures with her in I AM A BRIDE's custom make wedding gown in a minimalism long sleeves mermaid style!

Congratulations, Wani! Even-though it's been 2 years since after  your wedding but I still can remember every moment you first came to me, 'fall-in-love' during your gown fitting session, posing-posing admiring the gown in front of my mirror, picked up your wedding gown with excitement and the sweetest smile like in your wedding photos above!

Thank you for thrusting me on making your wedding gown come true :)
Congratulations again Wani, as you are now already a wonderful mom to a handsome baby boy!

For enquiry on custom making wedding gowns, cheongsam, malay weddings, mix culture wedding gowns, drop I AM A BRIDE WEDDING an email or simply visit our Facebook to see more of our Real Bride's Wedding!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

New York Magazine: See What Other Brides Would Have Done Differently

Just thought it would be nice to share this infographic from the New York magazine on what other brides say they would have done differently to make their experience better. Click on the image to enlarge it! 'The only sure source of knowledge is experience' (Einstein) and here at I Am A Bride, we believe that knowledge shared between brides is beautiful as it forms a sisterhood of empowerment. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Custom Make Soft Full Lace Wedding Cheongsam for our International Chicago Bride, Illinois US

See-thru Full Lace Cap Sleeves Illusion Neckline Champagne Cheongsam
with modified A-line; side split with beautiful lace scallop ♥
I got an email from Frances last October, inquiry on whether I can replicate and custom design a bridal cheongsam for her wedding. And she told me she's located in Chicago, Illinois US! Yeay, I'm so happy and excited~! Another international bride client. Happy because Frances 'trusted' me and gave me the honor to custom make her cheongsam; excited because the design of her cheongsam is going to be so special~

Frances showed me the sample picture of her desire cheongsam design. It's actually from a real bride named Gladys who had her cheongsam custom made by a famous design Barney Cheng, Hong Kong!
She had her wedding in Bali. Here I share with you the master piece of the designer's cheongsam. All photos by Samuel Lippke Studio's website credited.

Gladys's custom make cheongsam by Barney Cheng, Hong Kong
Photography by Samuel Lippke Studios

Photography by Samuel Lippke Studios
Glagys's wedding in Bali
It's a full laces cap sleeves cheongsam with see-thru illusion chest-line and bare-back and beautiful patch flower details all over the cheongsam. After a few emails of discussion between Frances and me, she finally decided on the sketch design I proposed below:

Custom Make Cheongsam Sketch for Frances
 A soft full lace material layered over a champagne matte satin. Cap Sleeves in see-thru illusion chest-line and bare-back (similar to Glady's cheongsam's cut); A-line skirt with a side split and Chapel length train.

This is the full lace material and champagne matte satin I proposed to Frances for her custom make cheongsam design:
I'm glad I have the similar soft full lace material and patch laces
to try to replicate and achieve the designer's cheongsam ♥
After finalized the materials and design, it took me more than 2 months time complete Frances wedding cheongsam! Here are some close-up shoots I took before sending it - my 'precious' creation, off to FedEx and courier it (all my 'heart' work) to Chicago!

Buttons-up with satin wrapped buttonsss
♥ Love the patch laces at the see-thru illusional bare-back ♥
Mandarin high collar with patch laces and embellishments
♥ More lovely patch laces on the illusional chest-line ♥
I 'flow' the patch laces at both sides of the cheongsam to give a illusion of accentuate the waist-line
♥ More patch laces on the one-sided split to draw away the straight tangent ♥
Sew a matching lace scalloping for the cheongsam's train!
I'm so glad the cheongsam reach Chicago on-time and Frances was happy when she received it.
Here's what she emailed me when she first saw her custom make cheongsam mock pictures: "Wow! It looks so great, I am very happy!" And I'm very happy as well! Thank you for your kind words ♥
Congratulations, Frances! Even thought we both had never meet before face-to-face, but personally I'm thankful and honored that you've thrust me on custom making your wedding cheongsam across half the globe! Thanks to online internet - Google, Skype and Paypal!

To see more of the custom make cheongsam design I did for brides, locally or international/destination, check out my FaceBook FanPage
or drop me an email to inquire your desire custom make cheongsam, wedding or evening gowns!

With much love,

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PROMOTION: Custom Made Evening Gowns on SALES!

I AM A BRIDE® Wedding's Evening Gown on promotions!
Yes, I AM A BRIDE® WEDDING is having a year end promotion on all our custom made evening gowns and dresses!

We style them in selected color theme, to give more ideas and inspiration for brides, bridesmaid, bridesmom or even wedding guest who will wanted to get into a particular wedding color theme :)

30% discount on all our color evening gowns/dresses! And if you are planning your wedding ahead  - good news to all the brides-to-be 2015/2016! whom wish to get your wedding gown custom make with us, you'll get an additional 20% discount on the selected evening gown you interested. In other words, you get in total of 50% discount on your selected evening gown! Promotion starts now until 25th Dec 2014 only.

The above Pink Color Themed:
Chiffon Sleeveless V neckline with diamontes in Fuchsia Pink (left); Soft Pink Matte Satin Mermaid Gown with see-thru netting top and lace appliques (middle); Salmon Pink V neckline diamontes straps empire chiffon gown

Our Aqua Themed;
Light Turquoise Chiffon gown with diamontes strap (left); Thaisilk Aqua Blue Ruched Evening Gown (middle); Electric Blue Chiffon gown with one-off-shoulder roses and crystals details 

Striking Red Hot Themed:
 One-off-shoulder A-line Tulle Netting Lace evening gown (left); Satin Naroow A-line Evening Gown with glittery gold lace embellishments and hand-made roses details (middle); Full Beaded 'corset' style short skirt under the see-thru tulle netting evening gown! *Sexy

For more info and enquiry, please email to
or visit our Facebook FanPage to see more!

Make a date with us to drop by visit at our Publika shop Kuala Lumpur to take a good look on all these gowns/dresses :) Welcome!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wedding Cheongsam in Pretty Rose Red with Contrasting Black Laces Embellishments by I AM A BRIDE® Wedding

As continue from my previous post on Stephanie's custom make wedding gown, yes, she also custom make her wedding cheongsam with me :) *I'm so honored!

She had her wedding dinner reception back here in KL. She wanted something that is very evening-ish and 'a bit' of color - at first. Instead a bright red, I proposed her with this very pretty sweet rose red pink (almost fuschia pink) material for her cheongsam. She like it! As this shade of rose red pink REALLY compliments her fair skin tone :) After her 1st fitting on the cheongsam, she ask for 'more' colors now :D I initially proposed her some very 'safe' patch laces in ivory white, silverish, maroon....etc. 'Maybe something more contrasting?" she suggested. Black and rose red pink is always VERY contrasting. After checking some 'approval' from her family and her in-law family side (on the 'pantang' thingy) She was so happy (and I'm so happy for her too!) for that there's no problem for her cheongsam to have a sense of classy black laces embellishments!

So here's Stephanie's custom make cheongsam for her wedding dinner reception.
A full netting bare-back button up with a minimal touch of black laces embellishments
on her shoulder and waist
The beautiful couple marched in for their wedding dinner reception back in KL.
Love their confident smiles!
Stephanie's cheongsam - a see-thru netting capsleeves
mermaid cheongsam with a sexy side front split
Couple on stage!
Ching trying to 'pop' the champagne bottle while Stephanie looked on with big smile!
Ching's 'priceless' expression!
Looking so gracefully pretty, Stephanie in her custom make wedding choengsam

Thank you, Stephanie for your great support on thrusting me for custom making both your wedding gown and wedding evening cheongsam! I'm very honored :)
Congratulations ones again, to you and Ching!

Here are more beautiful wedding photos from the very generous person - Ching!
Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful photos. These pictures some how give me a bigger motivation to do even better master pieces in future! Thank you
 Oh, not to forget, Stephanie also got her wedding bridal shoes custom make with me!
*All photos by Jon Low Photography

I AM A BRIDE® Wedding

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