Wedding Dress Vancouver
When planning your own wedding, sometimes you find yourself in a conundrum. Time starts to run out, and you have trouble finding "the one", or the dress you thought you loved simply just doesn't feel like you anymore. This happened to Vancouver based Communication Designer Kelsie Butterworth, and through word-of-mouth, was recommended to contact Elika In Love. She quickly got in touch with Founder and Designer Hrissa Soumpassis in the hopes that a very non traditional custom wedding gown could be created for her fast approaching nuptials. She had a few inspiration images, a quick sketch, and a tight deadline. She just needed someone to say "yes to the dress"!
At first, Hrissa was a little skeptical after listening to the voicemail, and called Kelsie back to discuss the gown in more detail. After a quick chat it was agreed that inspiration images would be sent and Kelsie should receive a response within a few days. When Hrissa opened the email from this potential client, she noticed a few things right away: the dress was wild and definitely meant for someone just as wild; the wedding was only three months away; and the signature at the bottom of the email also indicated Kelsie's website. Intrigued to find out more, Hrissa clicked and quickly landed into a world of creativity, hilarity, and style. As Keslie is a designer herself, there were tons of talented work to look through, but after watching the video of Kelsie in a remake of Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Hrissa was sold. If anyone could pull off a two-piece hot pink crop top wedding dress, it was Kelsie.
And so the process began of creating a custom wedding dress for this very special client. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.
Read on to hear more of Kelsie's first hand experience of having a custom bridal gown made by our designer, Hrissa Soumpassis.
Interview with Kelsie | Words of a Bride-To-Be
How did you find "the one" at Vancouver’s bridal store, Elika In Love?
“I heard about Elika in Love through a friend, I was three months out from my wedding and decided that I needed a hot pink spice girls crop top dress custom made. I phoned and left Hrissa that exact sentence in a crazy rushed phone message, then followed up with an email. She responded promptly and decided to take on my crazy rush request like a boss. I trusted Hrissa through the entire process, just went along for the ride and she delivered.”
What did you love most about your custom ELIKA bridal gown?
“It was my perfect vegas, spice girls dress that I didn't even know I wanted.”
Why did you choose the brand?
“Actually she choose me, I showed up with a crazy rush wedding dress request and Hrissa decided to take me on. Still grateful.”
What was your favourite part of working with designer Hrissa Soumpassis?