Earlier this year, Lindsey, a friend of mine from university, got in touch to ask if I'd be interested in doing some illustration work for her. She was getting married in a few months and needed a sketch of her wedding gown. We met for a drink the following evening and had a great time dissecting the details of her bridal ensemble, planning a custom portrait, and toasting the future.
I like preparing for custom portraits because I get to hear why my client loves the clothing I'm about to draw, and I particularly enjoyed the story behind the gown in these sketches. Lindsey, Creative Director of CURATED by St. Charles NY, has beautiful taste and a sharp eye for design. It's always rewarding to illustrate for a client who has an artistic point of view and is interested in the details of the sketch.
Lindsey designed her custom gown with Galia Lahav. The complete outfit included four separate pieces: a fitted corset, slim skirt, a point d'esprit lace bodysuit, and a dramatic 14-foot train. The skirt was trimmed at the waist with trailing satin ribbon and more delicate lace.
The bride and her fiancé, David, were married in early May at Middleton Place, SC. Congratulations again to the happy couple!
Photos courtesy of Lindsey Katalan.