As a bridal designer you can't imagine how jazzed I was to get engaged. The first thing I did of course was mentally design my dress. My then fiancee had one request: He wanted to wear full Scottish regalia including kilt, jacket, sporn, tartan, the works. It didn't take long for the dress above to evolve in my head. Once it did I made a beeline to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco,so stoked was I to get on with the creative process of fashioning myself as a bride. What Toys R Us would be to a kid, Britex Fabrics is to the designer: An emporium chock full of extraordinary fabrics sourced from all over the world. Back to my dress, the lace was imported from Paris and most of the silk florals you see were found in the bridal notions department; the rest were hand-rolled silk dupioni. Not bad for one day's shopping . . .
My flower girl, Sierra eventually got together with my nephew, Nathan. They met at the wedding and ironically ended up going to the same high school. They've been together ever since and last December had their first child, Liam pictured below. Who'a guessed?
Gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum
Most Photos by Hope Stewart Photography (retired)
Cake by Shannan Hobbs
All the flowers were from our own family gardens