H. Drewett-cormier wedding. Bride: Heidi Wedding: December Venue: Chateau Lake Louise Theme: Silver, Red, Black, Candlelight and Snowflakes. Ideas . Heidi put together a collage of ideas to convey the vision of her wedding before any sketches were made up or fabric sourced.
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Bride: Heidi Wedding: December Venue: Chateau Lake Louise
Theme: Silver, Red, Black, Candlelight and Snowflakes
Heidi put together a collage of ideas to convey the vision of her wedding before any sketches were made up or fabric sourced.
Initial sketches were then developed and presented to Heidi for discussion - 2010
Further working sketches were developed in consultation with Heidi to get final approval for next step to make up the “toile”.
Heidi’s full set of measurements were taken- which typically numbers about 60, before the gown could even begin to take shape…after which the fabrics were sourced and ordered.approval – Sign Off
The toile was created and fitted perfectly to Heidi’s personal style and figure
Several toile fittings, for the purpose of finalising silhouette and styling the details, took place before cutting into the silk fabric. Heidi was so excited and pleased with this process she offered to model her toile that others could understand the couture process as well…
During this time period the planning and preparations for the EHC fashion event fundraiser for Making Changes Association Calgary were being made:fashion event fundraiser “one”
Heidi also offered to help EHC’s fundraising initiative in other ways..
As goes with fundraisers, we rely heavily upon donations of time and expertise to accomplish the goal of raising money for worthwhile organizations…
Heidi agreed to involve EHC student’s in the development of her wedding gown providing them real life working experience - November 2010
By offering to donate her professional expertise in graphic design Heidi created the posters and tickets
…Heidi having a bit of fun with the students during the final fittings reduced pre-wedding jitters…
By the time the wedding gown was completed a full year had elapsed and EHC’s next Fashion Event Fundraiser 2011 was about to launch …Countdown to the wedding
…the wedding gown was completed in time for ELEGANZA
This year the planning for the fashion event had begun much earlier so that a full sponsorship package could be developed and distributed to potential partners and donors for the fundraiser…
Note that we used the original sketch for Heidi’s gown to feature on the promotional material…Eleganza fashion event fundraiser 2011
Heidi graciously donated her expertise again to create promotional materials for Eleganza 2011
Interview by Jill Belland– Breakfast Television Calgary
At Eleganza, our bride modelled the gown in its muslin mock-up stage….
…and its final stage
The back of the silk satin jacket showing the knot detail holding the long length together at the back waist
Swarovski crystal embroidery at the centre back of the wedding gown bodice delicately highlighting pleated silk satin
Bustling for the gown’s train with a series of satin ribbons and loops tied to firmly secure the hemline for an evening of dancing…
Showing the details of what you do not see! The bodice fits beautifully over the bust line providing coverage without sacrificing sensuality
Slevin, Heidi’s Burnese Mountain Dog and ring bearer, showing off his couture made collar: Irish linen collar, silk satin bow tie
A big thank you to Heidi for offering and allowing us to feature the couture process using her wedding gown…completion
Heidi’s wedding one week after the fashion show…
Also thanks to Preserving Memories, for the following photographs used in this portfolio presentation .
For the actual wedding – Heidi carried a bouquet of red roses with her own personal touch of Swarovski crystals in the centers
Every reason to celebrate as all the plans and preparations went off without a hitch…
Professional photos taken outside the chateau in minus 20 Celsius degrees – the jacket became very useful!
Design and creation by Jutta Holtkamp
With the assistance of EHC students:
Laura Beth Chisholm, Chelsea Evans and Hannelore Ponto –
Pewter Silk Crepe backed Satin