We managed to glean some useful advice when media personality and TV host Jade Seah spoke to Casey Loh of Calla Bridal about customising her wedding dress.

jade seah philippine plaza.jpgLace bustier gown, $6,200 to rent or $6,300 to buy, from CALLA BRIDAL. PHOTOGRAPHY Tan Wei Te; STYLING Steve Thio, assisted by Abigail Pua; HAIR & MAKEUP Sha Shamsi, using Redken & M.A.C; SPECIAL THANKS TO Rosemary of Sofitel Phillipine Plaza Manila for her assistance.

The designer will ask you what your dream gown and preferred style is, as there’s no point in designing something you won’t consider wearing. If there are several elements you already have in mind, such as your favourite material, colour, or style (e.g. a modest A-line gown), now’s the time to let your designer know.

The kind of wedding you’re going to have will contribute to the design of your dress. For instance, if you’re having a grand wedding banquet, your dress shouldn’t fall short either. A full ballgown would be appropriate for the occasion. If you’re having an intimate garden reception, the same gown would overwhelm the venue. In this case, you should consider a dress with a simpler silhouette and made of lighter fabrics such as chiffon.

According to Casey, fabrics matter when it concerns your figure and size. He says, “For petite brides, lighter fabrics work better as heavier materials may weigh them down. Also, find the right silhouettes to fit your body type. We can also play with details such as ruching to give the gown more volume and exaggerate certain shapes to enhance your figure.”

For more tips and advice, check out Jade’s interview with Casey below.

Calla Bridal is located at 23 Teo Hong Road, tel: 6223-5088. For enquiries, you can head to www.callabridal.sg, or e-mail enquiry@callabridal.sg. Follow Calla Bridal on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CallaCouture.

Up next: Our editor Steve Thio, speaks to Casey himself! Do keep a look out for that.