Melissa Sweet creates dresses for the bride that craves a vintage feel. She combines modern styles with vintage design to produce wonderfully beautiful wedding gowns. Modern sensibility and unique details give her dresses an old world feel while being more comfortable than vintage dresses of the past.
Sweet uses the best materials for her gowns. Lace, organza, and tulle are some of the materials that Sweet chooses for her vintage inspired dresses. In an interview with Bride’s magazine Sweet was quoted saying, “I love layers and the depth of sheerness, so we worked in tulle and organza and lace, and ways to get more details in the dress, but in a subtle way.”
Some of the details that can be found on a dress that Sweet designs are intricate beadwork in colors like tea stain and champagne on white gowns which gives a beautiful contrast and a vintage look to the gowns. Sweet is also known for using multiple appliqués on her gowns. Some of her dresses have four different appliqués on one dress, giving a very soft feminine feel to the gown. Sweet says she’s vintage informed, and likes to take a more artistic approach to her gowns. In the past wedding dresses were not made quickly because everything down to the last detail was made by hand. This is where Sweet’s inspiration comes from. Sweet designs gowns that are timeless, but for the modern woman.
Her silhouettes are definitely vintage inspired. The free-spirited bride is sure to find a gown that calls to her with the Melissa Sweet line of dresses. Some of the gowns are flowing and fun with beautiful flutter sleeves and some are layered and strapless. Other silhouettes include trumpet style, A-line, and straight fit dresses. Sweet designs dresses for plus sizes and petites as well.
The necklines in the Sweet collection range in variety as well and include sweetheart, plunging V-neck, regular V-neck, and rounded. There are also many sleeve and strap options existing with this line. Full lace sleeves, pearl embellished cap sleeves, simpler cap sleeves, spaghetti straps, flutter sleeves, and illusion cap sleeves are all available.
Brides looking for a vintage inspired dress with modern sensibilities should look no further than the Melissa Sweet line of wedding gowns. We carry these dresses at Heavenly Bridal Boutique and love for brides to come in and experience these dresses. Come in today and find the perfect dream dress!