Wedding ideas by colour: Green


Sometime in late 2014 I had the pleasure of meeting bride Ana to create her bridesmaids and reception dress.  It is extremely important to me that as a designer that I get along with my bride (or any client for that fact) in order to create something beautiful.  Beauty is something I feel can only be created in harmony with love… and from here on I will let the photos speak the thousand words.


Above: Can you guess what Ana’s favourite colour is? We created sequin evening dresses for Ana’s bridesmaids in a lovely shade of green.

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Above: Full view of Ana’s custom bridesmaid dresses.  Ana’s beautiful wedding gown is by Maggie Sottero.



Above: Possibly my favourite shot of the wedding by We Are Origami Photography.   I value photographers who are able to capture natural and unforced moments.  Off guard shots in my opinion are the best! They help you remember the moment as it was, and a photographer who can capture your most flattering angle is what separates a professional from an amateur.

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Above: Candid shots of the bridal party.  Love the way the sequin fabric catches the sunlight here! All the bridesmaid dresses have a little train with a bustle for walking ease.  Just in case you aren’t sure what a bustle is in Mandyspeak, it is a little bow and button to pick up the skirt to floor length when you do not want your train dragging and picking up the debris anymore.

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 Above: I love how Ana (and Andrew) have incorporated green into their wedding.

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Above: Ana’s custom reception dress.  This dress used an incredible amount of love and patience to create.  Each lace flower was individually attached and handsewn, and was really hard to say goodbye to Ana on pickup day….

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Above: More details of Ana’s custom reception dress.  A double lining was created for a clean inside finish.


Above: Have you ever caught the bridal bouquet? Front view of Ana’s custom reception dress.  This shot makes me sigh and smile, I miss this dress now!


Above: Andrew with Ana’s garter! Did you know the garter tradition originated back to the 14th century?

Hope you enjoyed my post on Andrew and Ana’s wedding, and inspired you on how beautiful green can be!

Photography: We Are Origami Photography @

Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero @

Reception dress + Bridesmaid dresses: Me!

Hair and makeup: Sally Studio @

Cake: Evelyn Tran

Venue: The Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant


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