Perth based bridal label Elvi Design is excited to launch their 2015 bridal collection, Bloom & Revel. The boutique bridal business, led by designer Sandra Searle, focuses on delivering quality made-to-measure bridal gowns made from the most exquisite laces and silk fabrics. Sandra works intimately with each of her clients to create their dream wedding dress, from the first meeting to the final goodbye.
Their 2015 collection was inspired by the brides they work with which resulted in two core style themes. To honour this diversity; the collection has been released in two parts.
Part I, titled ‘Bloom’, was created with the bohemian bride in mind. The gowns are made from soft, free-flowing fabrics, with gentle floral detailing using lace and beadwork. These romantic designs offer a sense of the whimsical and are perfect for more relaxed settings such as the beach, the bush or the increasingly popular backyard wedding.
Part II, titled ‘Revel’, lends to traditional bridal designs with a twist. The feminine, figure-enhancing gowns are structured and crisp with clean lines and intricate lacework. Once again, Sandra plays with the tea-length wedding gown to create fun wedding dresses.
Sandra Searle, lead designer, sums up the experience of shooting the images for this recent collection; “ We worked with a talented bunch of Perth vendors to create a look to suit each part of the collection. The models hair and make-up was soft and natural to suit the relaxed nature of ‘Bloom’ before being turned into a dramatic look for ‘Revel’. City Farm proved the perfect backdrop for the shoot, providing the right contrast to the intricate detail of the gowns.”
Elvi Design offers a high level of quality and service that, along with their inspirational gowns, is rapidly gaining recognition amongst the Western Australian bridal industry as a design business to pay attention to.
One of Elvi Design’s clients, Davina, summed up her experience in a way that captures the essence of what Elvi is all about. “I can’t thank you enough for the experience you gave me leading up to our wedding. I really loved going through the relaxed, professional and personal process of having a dress made just for me, it was very special seeing the dress come together and the work and skill that goes into it.
I started out as a rather resentful bride who wanted something different and combined with a bad first experience at a large bridal shop in the city I didn’t like the idea of spending a lot of money on an off the rack dress, especially when it wasn’t really what I had in mind. However when I found the Elvi Design website and received such a prompt response from Sandra via email I was quietly excited about meeting the Elvi Design ladies. Right from the start I had confidence and faith that Sandra and Birgitta could create just what I wanted. And they did. My dress was just what I wanted.”
Vintage Bride are very excited to have Elvi Design as part of our upcoming Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Perth on Sunday 22nd February from 10am to 3pm at Perth Town Hall. The stunning Bloom & Revel collection will be released for the first time at this event!
PHOTOGRAPHY Christine Lim (Love her style of photography? Come and meet Christine at our Perth fair as well!)
MAKE UP Lisa for Milla Makeup
HAIR Atelier No 25
FLOWERS Ivy Flowers
MODEL Joanne Cooper
VENUE City Farm