Rose Themed Wedding Dress Showcase

vivat veritas flower petal wedding dressBack in June, I hosted a three-day event where I showcased three of my new wedding dress designs. It was done in collaboration with a flower shop, AFRIKA ROSE and another bridal gown designer, Satomi Shiga of Rachel Bridal. Satomi and I met last year and we had been entertaining the idea of hosting an event together. Then we came across a flower shop that specializes in roses that are made in Kenya. We pitched the event idea of the event to the owner and she readily agreed.

We had about six months to put the event together and it was a success! We had a cocktail reception on the first night and the place was packed.

rose museum wedding box reception3rose museum wedding box reception1rose museum wedding box reception4{I’m wearing the navy blue lace dress I made last November}rose museum wedding box reception2afrika rose1Satomi did a live demonstration of the making of the dress below, with the real rose petals. She attached each petal with glue gun.
live demonstration at rose museum wedding box1live demonstration at rose museum wedding box2I showcased three wedding dresses, all with a “rose” theme. The mermaid style dress below is made out rose motif lace. It was inspired by the client work I did recently, which was similar in style. I love mermaid dresses and my own wedding dress was mermaid, but people don’t go for this style often in Japan.vivat veritas mermaid wedding dressI made this second dress thinking of rose petals. Wanted to express the gradation and color change happening in petals, so I made a skirt in silk and ombre dyed with chemical dye. I used DYLON flamingo pink. I dyed bottom half with very watery paint first, let it dry, and did the same for two more times with thicker dye paint. The result was pretty good; I was really happy with how it came out.

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vv french lace wedding dress afrika rose2 afrika rose3 afrika rose4 afrika rose5 afrika rose6The last one I made was a silk organza dress with flower print. When you wear the dress, the flower motif will appear like floral tattoos.
blue fairy wedding dress by vivat veritas afrika rose7 flyers at wedding eventprenage headsetsHere are some of Satomi’s dresses.rachel bridal dress rachel bridal lavender color wedding dress rachel bridal wedding dresses1 rachel bridal wedding dresses2 rose museum wedding box flyer1 rose museum wedding box flyer2satomi chie at wedding event{From left: AFRIKA ROSE owner, Megumi Haguida, Satomi Shiga of Rachel Bridal, Me and AFRIKA ROSE store manager, Ayaka Matsuno}


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  1. OH wow! How cool! I can only imagine the amount of work you put into it! I guess, that being surrounded by so much beauty made all the ladies to order a dress? ^.^

    • Haha I did not get immediate sales out of the show, but it’s ok! It was fun and I got to meet many people whom I want to work in the future:)