Bridal Bouquet: Mini Me
After the Big Day, you’ll want to preserve your wedding gown, which means
After the Big Day, you’ll want to preserve your wedding gown, which means packing it away for safekeeping. But if you had it your way, you would hang that gown in the living room as a daily reminder of your wedding.
Luckily — for your soon-to-be husband — you won’t have to. Marisa Chiefalo, proprietor of All Dolled Up in Lansdale, can produce a miniature replica of your wedding gown to have and to hold forever.
The idea for her company came when Chiefalo saw a miniature gown sitting on the guest-book table at her cousin’s wedding. From there it was a matter of one phone call to the designer, Alexandra Genoves, a seamstress and fashion designer in New York. Six months later the two ladies were in business. Genoves creates the 14-inch gowns and fits them on silver or gold dress forms complete with miniature bouquets, jewelry and veils.
All Chiefalo needs are pictures of the front, side and back of your dress (close-ups are needed for sections with heavy detail), a swatch of fabric and photos of any other items you would like reproduced. Turnaround time is four weeks.
“Brides want to remember their dress,” says Chiefalo. “This is a nice heirloom piece they can keep in their curio and enjoy for years to come.”