Here at Thread, we love a challenge. So when our friend Allison Regas approached us to individually style each of her fourteen bridesmaids that’s exactly what we got. She wanted each girl to look and feel beautiful (in their own chosen style, color, fabric, print, length, etc, etc), yet the whole group needed to look cohesive and chic. An out of the box wedding party is basically what we live for. But it’s easier said than done…
Basically the world was their oyster and it was our job to make it work. Over the next 8 months (yes, we began this venture back in October of 2011 at our Wedding Weekend Pop Up Shop) we worked closely with each girl to determine the best silhouette for her frame and fabric and color that best suited her taste and personality.
Allison wanted her three sisters to shine a little brighter so we sourced 3 gorgeous lurex chiffons and layered them over a light coral, grey and mauve to give them a soft dusky feel. Some other final choices were the Michelle, Shiloh, Breck, Alessandra, Marilyn and Evelyn. All in soft silvery, champagne, apricot and peach silks (a mix of matte silk, crinkled chiffon and chiffon charmeuse). One girl even nabbed a peach one shoulder Thread Social dress from our holiday sample sale!
Oh, and did we mention after the first fitting the Mother of the Bride also decided she would like a dress too?? The pressure was on… Luckily she was as easy as they come (not to mention looked fantastic in just about everything!) and quickly decided on our Whitney dress in layered chiffon.
Through it all Allison kept her cool and let it all play out. She even let each girl accessorize her dress as she saw fit, including hair and makeup (we’re talking the Anti Brideszilla here!). And the end result could not have been more gorgeous. Set against the warm glow of Jacksonville, FL the final look was soft, romantic and hopelessly chic. A cool, breathe of fresh air in our book.