How to Plan a Destination Wedding: The Dress

 
Lakum's Natlie gown

Lakum's Natlie gown

 

 I am keeping my dress under wraps until my big day.  But, I will give you one hint: it was designed by Lakum.  Heather Green and Sathya Balakumar are the two talented ladies behind Lakum, a Brooklyn based atelier.  I was instantly drawn to Lakum's beautifully constructed modern, yet timeless gowns.  They were so original and just my style.  My personal style has developed while living in Brooklyn over the past seven years, and I wanted to bring a piece of that with me to Italy.  

Heather Green and Sathya Balakumar, the duo behind Lakum

Heather Green and Sathya Balakumar, the duo behind Lakum

Looking for a wedding gown was such a fun experience, but I had some unique things to consider given the travel.  I recently sat down with Heather of Lakum and got a few tips about how to choose a gown for a destination wedding.  Her advice is below.

 
Lakum's Bianca gown

Lakum's Bianca gown

 

Express your style.  Choosing a dress should be about the bride, her taste, design aesthetic, and sense of self.  If it reflects who she is, it will be no less than perfect in any setting. 

Vibe with the location.  Fabrication is the most important element with regards to location and time of year. If the bride is getting married in a warm location she should opt for lightweight silks.  If she is getting married in Lake Tahoe she can go for long sleeves or heavier weight geometric lace.

Carry it on.  Definitely plan to take the gown on the plane with you and make sure to bring a hand held steamer.

Keep it simple. Consider how well the gown will travel.  There is no need to have any unnecessary headaches when traveling for your big day.