I am always amazed at how passionate so many of our readers are about voting for finalists in SW giveaways but you guys really went above and beyond for this giveaway. Over 800 (!!!) readers voted for their favorite Chaviano Couture sketch!
Annette toiled away to turn your ideas into stunning sketches and now the moment has arrived. Which finalist did you select? Which story touched the most hearts? Which marvelous design will be made into a custom couture creation? Oh, the anticipation!
You voted and we listened. We would like to give a whopping congratulations to Elizabeth!
“The bond between my mother and I is everlasting and I would love to incorporate some of her wedding gown into my own getaway dress. Starting this heirloom would be a gift to pass down from generation to generation. Not only will it have sentimental value, but the handmade touches add so much charm. I love the idea of keeping the religious symbolism of the white dress signifying youth and innocence ongoing throughout my wedding attire. My ideal, fairytale getaway gown would be a just below the knee sheath dress (like the vintage 1950’s wiggle dress) complementing a deep elegant open back. A slightly ruched bodice with pearl accents would give the dress texture and appeal. I would love to have three quarter length lace sleeves with the Audrey Hepburn shoulder pad look to add the vintage flare and mother’s wedding gown lace. To continue with the vintage theme, I really like the look of old pearls as buttons to adorn the back of the gown. Even though you like details and ideas, I love the idea of designer touches and expression in the gown, especially from such an amazing woman, so anything you would like to add to the gown with the material, embellishments, and bottom of the gown will be stunning! I am so honored for this opportunity to have such a striking getaway gown! I am sure my hubby-to-be will be very excited as well! He even informed me that in his book, “The Groom’s Game Plan, getting to the altar and surviving the trip”, it outlines and defines getaway attire!! I sure hope on March 24, 2012 I will get to wear my very own Chaviano Couture getaway gown!!”
Annette is going to have a blast turning your idea into reality! For those of you who didn’t win (though we wish you all could have!), you can still bring your creations to life! Chaviano Couture is offering a 20% discount on all orders placed by January 31!
One more thing, remember the Bleu Garters giveaway from a few weeks back? Unfortunately, we were never able to get in touch with two of our winners (hate when that happens) so we have randomly selected two new winners! Congrats to Allison and Melly S!
We will be having another giveaway next week! Y’all come back now, you hear?