I am a huge fan of independent wedding dress designers. You know, the stand alone guys that are apart from the wedding dress design power houses. Dont get me wrong, there is most defiantly a great need for the wedding dress power houses , but its the independent designers that can really bring the heat! Not being restricted by various restrictions that come along with mass producing wedding gowns, price points, & and anything else one can imagine, the independents bring pure creativity to light. Another advantage to wearing a dress from a smaller wedding dress designer is its quite possible you may choose a one of a kind, or at least a style that there wont be many other brides that will be wearing your same dress.
Enter Leanne Marshall. Name sound familiar? Leanne was a the winner for Season 5 of Project Runway. While Leanna has gone on to build out her niche in the design world, she has begun to dabble more heavily in the bridal arena. She recently showed her latest, mostly bridal driven collection, this past Fashion Week. Leafing through Etsy, as Leanne was just featured on Etsy, a steady forum for Leanne to sell some of her amazing wears, I came across this stunner, Marlowe by Leanne Marshall
I find by nature, that short wedding dresses are already fun and flirty. They break away from the typical more conservative allure that is associated with longer wedding dresses. Leanne’s Marlowe is a wonderful combination of girly girl meets sophistication. From the sweetheart structured ruffle neckline to the fitted high waist lace bodice, the sophistication pours itself all over the finely fitted bodice. The true fun of the dress really begins just after the waistline, where the varying line of the lace ends and gives way to the ultra flirty full ruffle skirt kicks in. Beautifully draped and crafted of Italian silk organza, silk charmeuse & duchess silk-satin, this lovely one of a kind is a smash. This beautiful short wedding dress would be perfect for spring, & with the right spunky bride that wants to show her fun side, yet keep it sophisticated, will be beyond with.