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Custom Wedding Dress Fitting with Katie Ermilio

Black + White film photographs from the final custom wedding dress fitting for Kayla Zemsky, designed by Katie Ermilio.

Custom Wedding Dress Fitting Photographed by Mary Dougherty

These images tell the story of the final custom wedding dress fitting for Kayla Zemsky. Working with Katie Ermilio, a designer whose remarkable heritage and talent have shaped her designs, allowed Kayla to have the dress that suited her style and was a work of art. Together, they created a stunning custom wedding dress that combined simplicity, modernity, and exquisite craftsmanship.

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While photographing a fitting is not assumed for most brides, the popularity is growing. These frames tell the story of what you wore and the way it was woven into your lives. With loved ones present, it is another opportunity to archive the moments you want to share with future generations.

Discovering Katie Ermilio’s Legacy

As the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier, Ermilio’s creations carried a sense of tradition and timeless elegance. The iconic garments her grandfather designed, inspired admiration for Ermilio’s love of fashion and her ability to create garments that honor their heritage.

Designing a Custom Wedding Dress

The fitting sessions were transformative experiences for Kayla. As the dress took shape, she marveled at the meticulous attention to detail that Ermilio brought to every aspect of the construction. The half sleeves and straight silhouette showcased her graceful presence. It was a testament to Ermilio’s exceptional craftsmanship and her ability to create garments that seamlessly blend modernity and timelessness.

The benefits of working with a designer on a custom dress

The experience of working with Katie Ermilio highlighted the importance of finding a designer who understands your vision. As a result, creating a garment that celebrates your uniqueness sets the stage for an unforgettable wedding day.

Explore more of Mary Dougherty’s Film Photography by opening her portfolio here. To inquire about working together fill out our contact form and we look forward to hearing from you!

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