A Custom Wedding Gown Story by Ashley H.
My dress was designed and hand made by Jinza in San Francisco http://jinza.net/. Jinza Jin makes extraordinary couture bridal gowns. I knew I wanted to use the lace from my mothers wedding dress. My mother had worn a hand made short french blue lace dress with a cropped jacket and pill box hat to match when she and my father were married in 1958.
When my mother passed away in 1993 I was the keeper of the dress. When my husband and I got engaged I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate her dress into mine, but I didn’t know exactly how it would all come together and in what style.
When I began looking for dresses my first stop was Jinza and she had a vision for what she thought would look fantastic on my shape and how she wanted to include each inch of the french blue lace, I never looked back. Jinza did such a beautiful and stunning job, my dress is truly amazing, it is an heirloom and I look forward to my nieces or a future daughter wearing it for their wedding.
Preserving Custom Wedding Gown
We had the honor and thrill of being part of Ashley’s wedding by cleaning her custom wedding gown between events and cleaning and preserving her beautiful dress afterwards. We love to hear the story behind each wedding gown, and this one was especially sweet since it was made from her mothers wedding dress.