The Outrageous Gowns of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

Gypsy wedding dresses are all about the bling!

October 23, 2018
By: Kate Meroski

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Jett wanted a “bow” theme for her wedding ensemble. She likes to wear a big bow in her hair which Sondra created using gold lamé, clear stones with a large Czechoslovakian crystal brooch accent. Similar style bows were also added to Jett's mermaid-style dress.

Jett’s accessories include gold strappy heels packed with crystal stones, ivory satin gloves with bow accents, a large blinged out hairbow and a stunning custom necklace. The sparkling statement neck piece features crystal tear drops, pearls, and Czechoslovakian crystals in gold settings. A pair of chandelier earrings were designed to match.

Jett's dress is made with layers of ivory tulle and an ivory alençon lace overlay embellished with gold cording and 20 yards of feathers at the hem. An additional 40 yards of ostrich feathers adorn the detachable 15 yard long train. The skirt is supported by a custom crinoline petticoat and tubing. The ethereal design also features a jewelry neckline, sheer back, and ¾ sleeves. About 6,000 Swarovski crystal stones and 600 crystal diamond-shaped chips adorn the dress.

Sondra created a high-low design for this gown. The high part of the dress features a plain hot pink organza mini skirt. The "low" design features an overskirt made with 120 yards of white sparkle organza trimmed with a hot pink silk ribbon. A hot pink organza belted waistband is covered in clear Swarovski stones and secured with a clear double crystal brooch.

For the veil Sondra used white tulle and border trimmed it with a bias hot pink organza and 2,000 Swarovski stones.

The dress bustier was made with hot pink organza and laces up the back. 8,500 sparkling clear crystals embellish the sweetheart neckline corset along with 3 matching crystals brooches.

Dallas’ jewelry included silver crystal hoop earrings with a dramatic, silver crystal headband, a crystal embellished choker, and silver lattice heels packed with 4,000 clear stones. Her veil of white tulle was trimmed with a bias hot pink organza and Swarovski stones.

Jewel’s ensemble consists of a Gypsy-style wedding dress, shoes, garter, crown, jewelry and bouquet.

The lace-up corset back features lace accents, gold lamé trim and is embellished with a crystal rose motif featuring clear, light Colorado topaz, and light turquoise stones. Two large crystal rose brooches also accent the corset.

The jewelry pieces are made with Czechoslovakian crystals in gold settings and a beautifully ornate crown tops off the ensemble. Sondra also created a custom gold lamé garter with turquoise flower embellishment.

Jewel’s bouquet blends turquoise, gold and platinum roses with light blue frosted and silver leaves plus glittery branches all bound by a gold mesh wrap.

A scattered bouquet of roses and leaves in platinum, gold, and turquoise trail down the side of the dress from the hip.

Cearia's corset top is made of white satin loaded and packed with gold and clear crystals and jewelry pieces under the bust. About 8,000 stones were used to hand embellish the top which also features a sweetheart neckline and laces up the back with a gold ribbon. Jewelry chains drape over both shoulders.

The skirt has a circumference of 500 “ around and is layered in 300 yards of white tulle topped with 3 intricately beaded panels trimmed with gold and clear crystals overlaying the skirt and edged in double rows of white ostrich feathers.

Cearia's headpiece features crystal bands attached to a gold and clear crystal brooch at the center of the forehead. Her accessories include a necklace with matching drop earrings that are gold plated featuring crystals in a swirl design, and long silk gloves that sport gold and clear crystal jewelry hand bracelets with rings attached.

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