Before I started Simply Inviting Weddings, I worked as a Bridal Consultant at the Vera Wang Bridal Salon on Newbury Street. I loved working with my brides to help them select their wedding gown and then complete their overall look with shoes and beautiful accessories. After the wedding was over, clients often called us to find out about preserving their gown. We typically recommended a company in New York called Madame Paulette . They arrange to have your dress shipped directly to them to be preserved and then they package it in a special box and send it back to you. I always thought it was interesting because they would include these special white gloves in the box so that if you ever wanted to look at it again you could put the gloves on before opening it back up.
Another great way to preserve the memory of your wedding gown is a custom wedding gown portrait. I came across a talented artist on Etsy who specializes in wedding gown portraits and I think you’ll agree that her work is lovely.
Here is a simple iPhone photo sent in by one of her clients.
A closer picture of the detail on the skirt of the gown.
And finally the finished artwork! Isn’t it so beautiful?
I think I know what I’m asking my husband for our anniversary next year. To view more of Diane’s work or to order your custom wedding gown artwork visit her Etsy Shop here. She has also started to do paintings of couples at their venue which is a unique idea and would make a great gift!