Lovella bride Christine had a unique vision that we were able to make a reality; this story is an extra special one.
Christine owns a Santa Barbara-based tanning and waxing boutique called Honeys. While at an appointment Christine shared with us her vision for her bridal gown. Her inspiration was derived from Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie in Sex and the City 2; in a scene she paired a Zac Posen ball gown skirt with a Christian Dior blouse. Bingo! We said we had THE perfect designer to replicate the look: without a doubt, the one and only Edgardo Bonilla, the king of ball gowns and bows. This moment defined the phrase “a match made in heaven.” The following week we were back at Honeys with a sketch of the skirt and fabric swatches from Edgardo; this was all accomplished during an eyebrow appointment. Talk about multitasking!
Christine married Joey in Montecito on 11/11/11. Christine looked every inch the bride in her full white skirt, chic shrug, Louboutins and ultra-feminine statement-making bow headband. Swoon! Christine is evidence that a dream gown can be made a reality; she looked so lovely. Plus, together the bride and groom radiated love.
Enjoy the photos, among them one of the bride with the designer and another of Christine’s inspiration, Carrie Bradshaw.
Credits: Photography: Adam Booth Photography / Venue: Montecito Country Club / Event Coordination: Alegria by Design / Skirt & Headband: Edgardo Bonilla, custom / Rosary: Maria Elena / Hair: Audrey Johnson / Makeup: Lydia Hall of Cos Bar / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Rings: Viachi / Florist: Flora Vida / Cake: Montecito Confections.