Location Arizona, United States
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Melissa Sweet Wedding Dress
Melissa Sweet, Laeticia Wedding Gown
I feel in love with this dress after seeing pictures from a garden wedding my friend attended. I was lucky enough to find the dress at Priscilla of Boston just before the dress was discontinued. Melissa Sweet is an amazing designer, this dress is very lightweight, soft and extremely comfortable. The empire waist was perfect for dancing and enjoying whatever dinner I had time to eat, without having boning digging in to your torso. Many of my friends couldn’t wait to change out of their dress after the reception, I could have kept it on forever since it was so comfortable and light.
The dress is covered with subtle details of ruffles and hand cut flowers with crystals at each flower center. During the day, the sunlight flows through the top lace layer of the dress and gives a lot of dimension and allows the flowers on the 2nd layer to show through. At night, the satin under layer reflects the light giving almost an iridescence that looks really pretty in pictures (you can see the iridescence on the runway model picture, I have ones of my own I can send upon request).
The dress was cleaned through Priscilla of Boston and is in incredible shape. The dress also comes with a white cloth wedding dress bag (protects fabric from directly touching the plastic and allows ventilation), and a plastic wedding dress bag for travel. Both of which are from Priscilla and are original to the dress.
This Melissa Sweet dress originally retailed for over $5000 at Priscilla of Boston.
(1) The dress was hemmed (2) Added a bussel (5 buttons on top layer, 3 buttons under layer). This bussel was custom made to accentuate the lace trim on the dress. (3) The dress was taken in from the empire waste up on each side. The dress was originally a size 8, and my seamstress said she did not cut off any fabric. The dress can easily be opened to a 4-6.
The dress was cleaned after the wedding through Priscilla of Boston by their exclusive cleaners, Orange Restoration Labs who is a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.