(POA. Designed to your unique budget & timeline)
Four-six month+ creation time.
How to describe a dream that becomes real? Hand-drawn illustrations of de Paula’s signature botanical flora & fauna and lyrical aesthetic become unfurling blooms for beautiful appliques and exquisite embroidery. All that you imagined can in fact be brought to life, treasured forever in one of the designer’s beautifully playful, feminine and unique creations.
Specific details and design notes full of secret messages, names, dates and in colours co-ordinating to your wedding scheme create a personalised gown just for you. Handcrafted to couture credentials, lose yourself in this detailed and intricate process.
Taking inspiration for your gowns artwork from the Hermione de Paula’s botanical library, you will work directly with Hermione and the design team on tailoring your embroideries, techniques and colour to your unique vision and gown silhouette. Sketches and swatches will be created specifically to your design to help you imagine the final vison. Your gown artwork will be hand drawn directly into your pattern pieces and engineered to your unique specifications. Our Couture tier offers a fully made to measure service that incorporates a series of toiles and fitting sessions prior to your gown being made to ensure the perfect fit of the silhouette and construction of the gown you would like to create before we begin the embroidery process. Once your gown is complete a series of final fittings will take place, then our couture hand finishing’s and final touches service which includes adding additional embroidery elements should want more coverage and any other finishing touches you may desire.
Our couture service is an immersive process where you have the opportunity to choose every detail of your gown. For our international brides we are able to share digital design decks and hold skype fittings. Hermione and the team travel internationally regularly for client creative appointments as well as introduce you to our oversea tailoring teams who we partner with to create a smooth process. We are able to ship toiles and swatches for review. The experience has full support at every stage, overseen meticulously by Hermione and the team.
For your initial consultation a senior member of the design team and Hermione will guide you through the collections in our showroom where you will be able to get a feel for our embroideries and try on your favourites to piece together all the elements you love. If it’s all still a dream yet to become real then we will review swatches and create new sketches, paintings and artworks to bring us closer to the vision. The process is unique for each of our brides and we create a unique timeline based on your design. Hermione will guide you through step by step, all you need to do is trust all roads lead to the same destination – your creative dress destiny. We recommend this process for brides with an open mind and happy to follow their heart. It’s a very intimate process and opens up a world of possibilities. Hermione feels passionately about her brides enjoying the whole experience where it is as much about the creative journey as well as the final creation.
Following your creative consultations we will offer a design proposal with options based on your unique budget and brief. We advise our brides to consider a little flexibility in their budget due to the creative process which might offer up new ideas along the journey they may wish to explore further.
Take a look through some of our beloved Couture muses in the galleries below.