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:


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?

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.
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