Making someone the most important dress they will ever wear is an incredibly special process in itself. When you make your best friends dream wedding gown it becomes an even bigger honor.

My amazing friend and supporter of my business came to assist me with a fashion show that I was apart of in January of 2018, 2 months before becoming engaged to her husband Jack. Since she wasn’t yet engaged—naturally she perused the garment rack full of different laces, silhouettes, and dresses and found one that she pulled out and mentioned how much she loved.

Fast forward past saying “yes” to the man of her dreams and shopping around a bit for gowns that she liked, Helen came back to the Emily Kotarski Bridal studio, only this time wasn’t to help with a fashion show but rather design her own gown! We tried on countless gowns in varying laces and shapes, but at the end of the appointment it all came back to the same gown she had pulled off the rack months prior.

Naturally, we added some custom changes to the design and Helen was instantly in love with the dress we designed.

A few fittings later and I was honored to stand by my best friends side as she said I do to the man of her dreams in the EKB dress of her dreams.

I am forever grateful that I am able to create such a special garment for the special people in my life.

Helen and Jack…EKB loves you to pieces!

Photography by Louis Anthony