am an ex sil bride. designer was heath too... and i really njoyed my sessions with him, he is very good in detailing ... i think i got more than what i have bargained for
heath has a more "romantic" soft slant, whereby i slant towards edgier style... but he had blend in the look nicely - perfect
i think he is more stressed and excited than i was over the gown. i love both my gowns. they really look better than i have imagined it to be. if given a choice i like to do it again with Heath again i hope u have fun with him!
truth is i think i will not get the same kind of gown if it would be miah or minda doing it - they all have different styles n feels though they are are good in their own way
Have you confirmed your BS?
Just had my 1st fitting yesterday & feel a little disappointed. I think I made a bad decision to go with red for my EG cos it does look more dated. The material - silk underlay with chiffon overlay - is also a big problem for me cos it is limp and shows up my tummy. Another thing that I'm not happy about is that the chiffon puckers at the seams, which I hope they can iron out or loosen. The saving grace is that I like the design of the back.
I really really hope that the gown will turn out alright after the details are sewed on.
nothing was changed. gotta rely on better girdles or other undergarments to control my flaws. i haven't gone shopping yet but i hope i can find something that doesn't show up under the gown too. keeping my fingers crossed for the next fitting coming up.
i didn't sign up with Sil cos' budget problem but did talk to Miah. he very nice and he wil guide you thru' the steps slowly and he gives good suggestions. don't worry. i think you will enjoy yourself. btw, i heard that everyone of the 3 designers are good
hi everyone, i've also signed with sil and designer is heath..
wanted to ask some questions regarding your eg cos i'm also doing something similar... silk underlay with chiffon overlay.. you said the chiffon puckers at the seams? is it at the tummy area or the sides?
how did it turn out after you voiced your concerns?
during the 1st fitting, there were puckers on the eg from below the waist down along two vertical seams at the front and at the back. the finished product is quite alright because most of it was ironed out. but if you inspect closely, some are still visible.
what's the design of your gown, fay? mine was in the mermaid cut but wider. so, with the limp material on my big hips and "tummy", i needed a lot of help from a good girdle.
Miah is a very nice guy who designs according to what you want. if only i had more time for my design process (cos I signed up very late) ... i had wanted something flowy but on retrospect, i think i should have stuck with a more structured material that would hide my flaws better.
erm.. don't really know what the cut of the gown is... actually haven't really decided on that but we just discussed what material to use, what colour etc.. i tried on a gown that also had the silk underlay and 2 layers of chiffon over and some floral applique (??) design on the chiffon.. tot it was quite nice so decided to do something similar...
you mean the verticle seams are at the sides of the gown or in the middle? and the puckering is on the chiffon or the silk? i shall ask heath to make sure there are no puckers...
heath is nice too, and he always very stress about the gowns... quite funny..
if i remember correctly, my eg has two front seams, two side seams (not so sure about this) and three back seams. as the chiffon is overlaying the silk, the puckering appears at the seams of the chiffon (my silk underlay had only side seams).
it really depends on the type of chiffon (delicate or stiff) you have selected and the cut of your gown. since you are having two layers, you may not have the same problem. for example, my ROM dress was in a stiffer chiffon (several layers) and there were no such problems.
Hi all. I'm a bit new to the forum, but I was quite impressed with all the comments made about silhouette. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the designers are experienced in designing ballgowns?
i'm new in the forum, just saw a promo of this bridal shop at DBS IB ..
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mint u look really sweet. maybe i go sil take a look too... me sourcing round for 2nd package. my first was with EverBliss and in order to get back the deposit i use it to do a very very simple photo shoot. now sourcing for 2nd package as hubby said do another round of PS cuz EverBliss gave us very very bad memories for the rest of our life and we won't forget it if we dun do another PS>..
Your package is a good bargain even includes photography. REally encourage you to sign up with them because I find them very professional and customer oriented! I was with Minda she was absoletly fabulous even my husband cannot find faults with her keep praising her (take note he is extremely fussy one )
Visit them if you dun believe what i mentioned i am sure you have no regrets if you signed up with them in the end.
hi ladies, i am still in search of a BS, mind if i join in and ask a qtn? i have visited silhouette and find myself v comfortable working with miah, but now am stuck betw two choices - silhouette and jawn... wondering if any sil brides here were also considering both BS and what made u choose sil over jawn? wld v much appreciate your views... thanks!!!
hi hi cldc75 ...
but i've not done any research yet ... confused over soo many bridal shops ...
am wondering what kind of gowns does sillhoute specialize in ? do they have lots of off shoulder gowns ? lacy ones ?
what about photography ?
Hi Rokko... nice to see you here too =) I'm also an ex-sil bride.
CK... Sil doesn't have a specific type of gown which they specialise in. They seem to be able to do many different types... depending on what you like and which looks best on you. I love emboidery and had that for my gown and I have to say that their emboidery is fabulous.
hi odie, thanks so much! am sure u are a v satisfied sil bride!!
i've fixed an appt for this sat with miah - it's my 2nd appt cos i just need to confirm whether i have the right 'feelings' for their gowns... hehee... im a little confused having gone to many other BS and tried many other gowns... haiz ;p
could i find out - who was the designer who did ur gowns? and may i also have ur link so that i cld take a look at ur gowns as well? really really appreciate it... thanks!
CK - hehee u r in the same position as me!!! just as confused as me now.... hee... donch worrie am sure we will figure all this out soon enuf!!! hehee
Hi rokko... have sent you the link. Oh from my AD pics you can actually see the set up of fullerton's ballroom as well. Hope the photos can make you feel that you didn't make the wrong choice.
I am with Miah as well. He is a nice guy and I can assure you that you will be very satisfied with Sil... from the gowns to the car decor to the bouquet. No worries for the gowns... just try on a few more and I am sure you will find the cut that will flatter you the most. Alternatively you can do a bit more homework on your own and surt some websites. That's what I did and basically I knew what I wanted right from the start.
Hi CK... forgot to answer you on your question about the photographers. Yes they use external photographers but I cannot remember who are in the list other than Chris Ling. We were deciding between Chris Ling and Kim... eventually we chose Kim and since kim doesn't tie up with Sil we engaged him on our own.
I paid $3988 for Sil. Added on another $700 after that because I wanted a teadress.
I didn't top up my photos cos the package I took up with Kim had 30 pages and includes the digital effects and collages... and it was more than enough. I can't remember how much my hubby paid for Kim... but I believe it is about $3,200. Let me check with him tonight.
odie: thanks so much for sharing ur link wif me! saw ur pixs... u look really really great!!!!!! hehee
wow... makes me wanna get married, like NOW!!! hehee!!! ur WG has such a nice long train, it's something like wat i want! actually miah did let me try a duchess satin WG something like urs, except that he put on an extra 'pong pong' organza thingy as a train... me and FH really loved it! so going back to confirm 'feelings' lor... hehee
and fullerton was beautiful!!! hee.. think we're most prob going to sign on this sunday during their bridal show... noticed they folded the napkins into shape of a bird... so unique!!! hehee... btw who took ur AD pixs? and who was your MUA from sil?? really v v nice!!!
ck: if im not wrong other photographers they work with includes utopia too... erm can't remember the others... if u'd like, im going down this sat, i can ask miah again... anything else u'd like to know too, so i can remember to ask him??