Ellen Wise- concert violinist, attorney and activist turned self-taught fashion designer, is famous for her one-of-a-kind, luxury haute couture. This year, she’s bringing those timeless + show-stopping talents to bridal! We’re showcasing her debut into the bridal scene with the new Ellen Wise Couture Bridal Collection: “Cielo”. Cielo evokes the beauty and delicacy of the celestial sky. It celebrates all things feminine with a variety of stunning floral appliques, pearls, and other dainty details. It’s a true feast for the eyes and each handmade gown can be customized with a bride’s personal vision in mind.
Inspired by the beauty of the celestial sky and the infinite dimensions of the feminine persona, the Cielo Bridal Collection dresses are authentically bespoke, handcrafted gowns for the modern bride. The collection includes design input from collaborating designer Fady Mechrek, a Lebanese couturier with over two decades of experience with Maison Elie Saab. Available for direct order and purchase, Cielo features 10 easy-to-wear pieces in a variety of silhouettes, lengths, embellishments and accessories. You can personalize and perfect each gown from the comfort of home; alternatively, an in-person atelier experience is available by invitation only.
Get ready, because these gowns are total eye candy! Let’s go!
Ellen Wise Couture Bridal: Allegra
First up it’s a total stunner! Ellen covered the Allegra gown in head-to-toe champagne florals and we’re here for it! This unique gown is enough to show what drew fashion experts to Ellen’s unique style and unquestioned talent in the first place. Let’s dive deeper into the story about how she got into fashion:
With an eye for design and a passion for craftsmanship, Ellen began designing her own garments as a creative outlet and to wear at professional events. During one outing in particular, the jacket Ellen was wearing caught the attention of a boutique shop owner while she was browsing in the store. Enamored with its design and details, the store owner asked if he could carry the jacket in his store. That encounter inspired the transformation of a lifelong passion into a business venture and Ellen Wise Couture was launched.
Ellen Wise Couture Bridal: Briar
The Virtual Experience With Ellen Wise Couture Bridal
For this new Ellen Wise Couture bridal collection, Ellen has thought of everything- including how to make dress shopping a beautiful and memorable experience for Covid-era brides:
Ellen Wise Couture offers a designer-direct experience for brides seeking a one-of-a-kind haute couture gown in as little as two months. Following an initial virtual consultation, Ellen provides personalized sketches and fabric swatches before creating the made-to-measure design as a toile (a muslin prototype) and shipping it to the client for an initial fitting and another virtual consultation. Ellen and her team then work to construct and refine the final garment with all of the requisite customizations before shipping it to the bride for a final fitting and review. This final virtual meeting ensures they can address any last refinements to perfection.
Thinking these gowns are total works of art? It’s what Ellen Wise Couture is known for:
Ellen is fundamentally self trained but polished her couture skills in Paris and San Francisco. She is renowned for creating bespoke wearable art inspired by the simplicity of natural beauty, adhering to the time-honored method of moulage to sculpt elegant and timeless silhouettes.
This floral studded cape will leave jaws dropping as you walk down the aisle!!
The perfect flirty gown for an elopement or intimate wedding day.
Ellen Wise Couture Bridal: Seraphina
We’re floating on a cloud of tulle, beads, lace and florals!! Already dreaming of your own little piece of the “Cielo” collection? We’d love to know which Ellen Wise Couture gown is your favorite in the comments below!
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