Newlywed Anne Curtis is still not over what she calls her “bridal journey.”
The outdoor garden wedding of Anne and Erwan Heussaff last November 12, in Queensland, New Zealand, had many wonderful details.
But most precious in Anne's memory was her bespoke Monique Lhuillier bridal gown.
She described it as “what little girl’s dreams are made of.”
In a lengthy Instagram post dedicated to the LA-based Filipina designer, Anne thanked Monique for bringing to life her dream wedding gown.
The new Mrs. Heussaff wrote, “I want to take this opportunity to thank this amazing and gorgeous woman @moniquelhuillier for making me the most beautiful dress I’ve ever worn in my life.”
Anne had dreamed of her wedding gown since she was a little girl, imagining it as “ethereal, dreamy, traditional yet still fun.”
The gown took ten months to make with Anne taking four trips to Los Angeles, California, to fit her dress at Monique's atelier on Melrose Avenue.
“With each visit, the dress just blooming into life!” Anne recalled.
“I can’t even express in words how I felt the moment you first put on a veil on me and then again when I put on the dress for our last fitting.
“Can’t wait for my own little girl to wear this dress one day!”
PART OF THE FAIRY TALE. In her own Instagram account, Monique also expressed her gratitude towards Anne.
Days after Anne and Erwan’s wedding, Monique sent her well-wishes to the bride through the post.
The Pinay designer wrote, “This beautiful soul came into our lives 10 months ago.
“She was committed to creating the gown of her dreams.
“It was very important for her to create a one of kind wedding dress that would reflect the one of a kind love she shares with her now husband.”
Monique said it "took hundreds of hours to bring to life... a regal, lace ball gown with a plunging sweetheart neckline, sheer long sleeves and an exaggerated, cathedral-length train with matching, hand applique lace veil.”
Thanks to Anne’s “joyous spirit,” Monique was reminded “why the gown is such an important part of the wedding.”
The in-demand designer only makes about ten custom wedding gowns in a year.