Valeria called Hanna on her way back to Miami from a visit to a bridal boutique all the way in Boca Raton. She had been to multiple stores. Trying on countless beautiful gowns but none were "the one". Immediately when speaking, they both knew, she wasn't a bride that would ever find her gown in store. She was a bride that needed a personalized, creative and thoughtful approach to create a one-of-a-kind gown for her wedding day.
This was her Custom Experience with Hanna Gotz Studio.
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Meet With Hanna:
After the initial intro call, the next step was the Vision One-on-One. A meeting to deep dive into all the things that need to come together to give life to Valeria's ultimate bridal look. Design, fit, personal style, body shape, and more were discussed. She knew she wanted a form-fitted, lace wedding gown that made her feel beautiful and above all, comfortable so that she could dance all day long.
Now this is where the fun began. With Valeria's cues, Hanna created an assortment of sketches just for her.
After discussing details, her dream wedding dress came to life on the page. The perfect balance of timeless romance and show-stopping sensuality.
A fully structured corset bodice under a simple sweetheart neckline, flattering fit and flare skirt and a chapel length train. Gentle volume at the top of the detachable long sleeves that ended with a slight flare right at her hand. A thin belt to accentuate the waistline in Point D'esprit to contrast the floral lace.
Valeria was specific about the lace from the start. She knew she wanted a romantic, modern floral in a motif size that would be flattering for her frame.
When presented with the curated selection of high-quality fabric, she fell in love at first sight with what ultimately became the lace her gown was made in.
She also wanted the look to have dimension and decided on adding a layer of butter-soft Point D'esprit. Fully lined with delicious, light-weight, light ivory silk.
At each fitting for her custom wedding dress, Valeria would feel the gown. She would dance, walk, move. This is where the gown is tailored to fit perfectly to the body.
Flowers were hand-applied where needed, hems were altered and each of Valeria's comments taken in consideration.
At the final fitting, her closest friend there with her and Hanna, they all celebrated the incredible moment that Valeria would live in her dream dress.
Valeria's Wedding in Cartagena, Colombia:
Valeria and Marshall were married in Cartagena surrounded by love, laughter and dancing.
Dani Valencia Photography