“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:
The Zolotova uses satin rope to add interest to pleated silk chiffon in old fashioned cream and modern greenish blue.
The L’Arbre flowing pairs silk charmeuse in varying complementary shades with satin rope detailing for a quilted look
The L’Arbre Bleu does the same thing, but replaces the original’s muted palette with stark white and two shades of blue.
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?