First of all can I just say, I never ever intended to go with a full fledged bridal house. To me, they were expensive and too limited in their gown choices. I wanted something specific and timeless, something that only came to reality in my head. So I searched for places where I could make my bespoke gown but try as I might, I didn’t have a gown moment similar to one I had when I bought my evening dress at La-Mariee. (which is also a wedding dress!!)
I made an appointment with SA (Silhouette Atelier) on a whim to fill up my appointment schedule when BFF was down, we weren’t expecting what would happen next. We stepped into their relatively new home in Emerald Hill, Somerset. It was a beautiful shop house lit by vintage lamps you could only find in old shops in malacca. The top floors had chandeliers. My heart melted.
Point one – I went to the appointment on the wrong date. Instead of Wednesday I came on tuesday. I’m not sure how this communication breakdown happened but nevertheless Rebecca, my designer (every brides gets attached to one!) was readily available to let me try on the dresses. I told her what I wanted and she pulled out all the dresses available late into the night, till about 8pm.
Point two – Their dresses are what my wedding dreams are made of. Even those huge fluffy tulle ball gowns were so beautiful it might have changed my mind about my lacy ones. They are pieces of art on hangers, so well made and so delicately thought out. Even better, the variety was amazing. I didn’t believe the 3 full rooms of gowns I saw!
Point three – I think I tried a total of 7 dresses there, all very pretty and very me! But one definitely got me and I had a dress moment with that one. I couldn’t think of any other dress. I had to have that one.
Point four – The price was definitely not a positive aspect of SA. They cost above average on the range so it took me a while before I decided to go with them. They are ex, but like I said to a random SG comment, it depends on what you want. My full lace gown cost $800 more than a normal one.
My first fitting was a few weeks back, and I dont want to put up pictures until the wedding cos I’m afraid M might peek into the blog. I don’t want him to see it! But I am very happy with it. 🙂 It still needs lots of work and alterations but I think its gonna be beautiful.. !