As many of you already know we love to look back and reminisce about our wonderful brides who said “I do” while wearing one of our designs. Tot-Hom brides, who are already part of the history of our brand, who we continue to remember fondly. Today we take a look back at Cristina, a beautiful bride who trusted us for the big day, just as her mother and grandmother did. You can read all about her haute couture wedding dress below.
Cristina´s beautiful haute couture wedding dress
The bride shares with us the details she remembers of the three bridal dresses made in Tot-Hom that were part of one of the happiest days of her life, hers, her mother´s and her grandmother´s dresses. Three generations dressed by Tot-Hom, and we couldn´t feel a greater sense of pride and happiness to be entrusted with this great responsibility.
“My grandmother was wearing a sequined tweed dress that had French sleeves from the haute couture collection (instead of the original model´s short sleeves). As she wanted to wear something over the dress, they made her a completely custom-made white crepe coat (she was the only person that I allowed to wear that color) based on a coat from the prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) collection.”
“My mother wore a bodice and haute couture skirt with a modification made to the original color. The original model was in navy blue, but since my mother-in-law was already planning on wearing that color she decided to change it. The added bonus was that it was much more cheerful and youthful in green anyway (she had never been daring enough to try that color before). We also changed the neckline of the bodice a little to highlight the neck more (giving it more of a boat cut).”
“I wore a tailored dress with a beaded bolero. The bolero was completely customized to my liking, since I wanted to wear long sleeves. It was the first dress I tried on because Andrea convinced me it would work and showed me how it could be customized, and she was very right. My intention was not to wear a veil, because it´s just something that I never liked, but Andrea suggested a plumeti veil to match the bolero and I absolutely loved it. I thought it gave the whole look an elegant, chic and unique touch.”
- What did you like most about your dress? Without a doubt what I liked most was the beaded bolero (it´s something from my wedding outfit that I will be able to reuse again in the future). It was simple, elegant, with a unique and timeless touch, and I felt like myself wearing it.
- Any special memories from the moments leading up to the ceremony?All of the moments before the ceremony were special, unique an unforgettable. So my advice is to go with the flow and not be nervous that something might go wrong or not go exactly as you had envisioned it. Then you can really enjoy your day as it should be.
- What was the best advice you received about choosing your dress?That at all times I should feel like myself and be comfortable.
- What advice would you give to future brides about choosing their dresses?That you need to feel like yourself, basically the same advice I got. I would add that if you go with something that has a classic touch you can never go wrong, as it never goes out of style.
- Did your husband comment on the dress?When he saw me at the church he said I was beautiful. Then he told me that he never imagined my dress that way but that I couldn´t have chosen something better.
- In three words, how did you feel in your dress that day?Unique, radiant, and myself.
We want to send a big thank you to all three of you for choosing us, for choosing haute couture and for letting us be part of such a special day.
Veil: Rius de Forns
Photographers: Martín y Marc de Doblemme Photography
Hair and make-up: Brigid y Marta de Brigid Serra
Bouquet: Floristeria Martí
Church: Iglesia del Carmen de Peralada
Venue: Castell de Peralada
Catering: Castell de Peralada