Amanda + Mark


Shades of Grey

" This was an experience and it was wonderful. My dress was exactly what I pictured it to be, and fit me perfectly. I cannot say enough things about how wonderful working with Sheila was. Seeing her get excited about my design got me excited about my design, and she made sure every stitch was placed perfectly and that the dress hugged my curves just how I wanted...” - Amanda

The neatest thing about working with brides, are the referrals. I mean how awesome, to have the opportunity to work with cool people and then their friends, and their friends …

Amanda was a referral of Kristin, who was a referral of a my dear friend Kelley. I was thrilled when Amanda reached out to me! Especially after hearing her style/ vibe and how she saw herself on her big day. Amanda wanted something easy breezy with a bit of edge and the color to be NOT WHITE, but also not black!

We found a beautiful silver grey stretch lace and lined it in a stretch charmuse beige underlay. I love the main body of this dress with the sweetheart neckline and scooped back. The thin silver spaghetti straps are a perfect accent to the bodice. I sewed in a bustier for support, which looks totally perfect on Amanda. The skirt is slim with princess seams and short underlay. The overlay of the skirt is a soft netted grey tulle. I attached the skirt into the waist, and left it in panels without seams, so that it floats as she walks.

I seriously hit the jackpot, working with Amanda. She knew what she wanted but was also open to suggestions. The look we created was exactly what she asked for and I am thrilled with the outcome… so much that I will be putting the Eckert Dress (Amanda’s last name) into my 2020 Bridal Collection (with a fuller skirt and train). I am so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know Amanda and form a new friendship.

Thank You Amanda, for allowing me to be apart of your day. xo Sheila

Grooms Name: Mark

Wedding Date: August 11, 2019
Photographer: Nikki “ Sea the Beauty” Photography
Name of Venue: Speranza Animal Rescue (Wedding), Melia Resort,Bahama (Photos)
Hair: Stephanie Newell
Florist: Jim Jam’s Artistan Craft