{Styled Shoot} Custom Couture by Manuela

Happy Monday! Hope you all had an excellent weekend, and are probably having a case of the Mondays, right?  Well, hopefully we can help ease you into the new week with this beautiful styled shoot full of gorgeous wedding gowns!  

Today's shoot was submitted to us by Sarah Crowder Photography, whom we've had the pleasure of recently sharing her work!  She has provided us a little bit of insight into the designer of the gorgeous gowns you're about to see.
Manuela of the Bridal Shoppe in Troy, MO is a designer with a special gift of custom making couture style gowns for their clients. Her story spans the globe; she was born in Paris, France where her mother taught her how to sew from a very young age. Manuela loves the entire process of designing a wedding dress. She likes to choose a fashion and a template inspired by a Victorian design, or a Napoleonic, or even an early 1920's or 50's, and add to them her own modern touch with luxurious fabrics and accessories. As you can see from this gorgeous classic old Hollywood inspired feather dress, and the 1970's inspired ruffled halter suede high-low dress with blue damask lining, Manuela is very talented. 

I'm happy to present to you Custom Couture by Manuela, photographed by  Sarah Crowder Photography:

Such a gorgeous display of exquisite detailing went into this shoot.  The gowns are gorgeous, unique, and very different from the other.  My favorite gown has to be the feather inspired gown, it's so elegant, and I love the stunning neckline.  The dress with the blue and white print on the interior of the gown is something else, especially when paired with those shoes!  It is definitely a fun little secret almost, and a perfect way to incorporate the "something blue" as you walk down the aisle.  

The casino as the venue works for the desired vibe of this shoot.  I love the stage set up with the glittery chandeliers and the spa like wall of candles.  

Many thanks to Sarah Crowder Photography for submitting to us Manuela's designs, and the whole collaborative effort that was put into this styled shoot.  

Photographer: Sarah Crowder Photography, St. Charles, Missouri
Dress Designer: The Wedding Shoppe, Troy, Missouri
Hair Stylist: Tina @ Luminesce Salon Spa, Warrenton, Missouri
Event Planner: Perfect Day Weddings and Events, LLC, St. Charles, Missouri
Floral Designer: Peacock Blooms Floral Design, St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, St. Charles, Missouri
Makeup Artist: Amy @ Glow 2 Go, Festus, Missouri


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