Designer Love: Chrissy Wai Ching

“Who?,” you may ask. That’s all right. I hadn’t heard of designer Chrissy Wai Ching — a designer who specializes in contemporary wedding gowns with exotic touches, among other things — until recently, when Sarah G. sent me a link to Wai-Ching Clothing. Here are four examples of Wai Ching’s unique wedding gowns:

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The Zolotova uses satin rope to add interest to pleated silk chiffon in old fashioned cream and modern greenish blue.

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The L’Arbre flowing pairs silk charmeuse in varying complementary shades with satin rope detailing for a quilted look

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The L’Arbre Bleu does the same thing, but replaces the original’s muted palette with stark white and two shades of blue.

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And the Athena features pleated silk chiffon layered over charmeuse. The vividly-hued back ties serve double duty as a sash.

Like what you see? Though Chrissy Wai Ching is located in Seattle, WA, she is happy to work with customers remotely to design a one-of-a-kind wedding gown using hand dyed silks. The best part is that prices start around a very reasonable $500, which is not far off from what I paid for my mass market wedding gown. Why, oh, why do I find out about these designers two years later?

7 Responses to “Designer Love: Chrissy Wai Ching”

  1. Toni says:

    Those are lovely! They are different and a tad avant-garde without being in-your-face wacky. The color and detail complements the dresses, and doesn’t overwhelm them. This is a great find.

  2. thistle says:

    I’m buying my wedding dress from her, actually, and I don’t leave anywhere near Seattle. It’s a bit of a leap of faith but I’m very excited about it.

  3. Nariya says:

    Hot damn, I wish I’d known about her too.

  4. Johanna says:

    I’m in love.

  5. Juliet says:

    Thanks for doing a spotlight on Chrissy Wai Ching. I wish I had known about her when planning my own wedding too. I was always against a white gown for myself but didn’t know where to find something unique enough that still looked “bridal”.

  6. thistle: Nice! Do let us know how it all turns out — whether it was easy, how the end result turned out, etc.

  7. Bobbie says:

    I am about to order one of Chrissy’s dresses – but would love to hear feedback from someone who has purchased a dress from her.
    You can e-mail me at peaceweb@riseup.net