Friday, July 13, 2007

Your day. Your dress. Your keepsake. Your style.

When I was a little girl I dreamed of the day when I would be getting married. At the time, I fantasized about a white satin dress, string of pearls, ruffles, roses and a tiara. Not anymore! While princess dresses dazzle on some women, they’re far from the only option. There’s the dresses with the sleek silhouettes, the edgy runway-inspired numbers or gowns with ethereal fabrics, like chiffon, that flow as freely as a stream.

Whatever dress I choose, I'll no doubt knock’em dead! So why not commission a keepsake of the most beautiful dress you'll ever wear. Few of us are lucky enough to have Giorgio Armani personally design our wedding gown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a keepsake sketch like the one he gave Katie Holmes (below).

I’ve received several emails inquiring about the fashion sketches in my header.
I’m so proud to spotlight one my very best friends on Toast and Table’s today. Brooke Hagel, a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, is one of the most talented fashion illustrators around!

Submit pictures of yourself in your dress to her and she will create a framed memento in your image.

Brooke knows fashion! She has interned on “Sex and The City” so she lives and breathes details, details, details… she will replicate every detail of your gown – down to the bows, pleats, crystals and lacy embellishments. If you’re interested please contact her at

What’s your personal every day style and how do you translate that style into a wedding look you’ll love? This week I spotlighted three registry profiles: romantic, modern and natural. I’m more of a natural girl myself. Your wedding is your day. Make sure it belongs to the “real” you!


Blue Orchid Designs said...

LOVE this and filing it away to show my brides!

Lynn said...

These are fantastic! Get this girl an online shop set up ASAP, and then let us know where it is so we can send brides her way.

Sarah Dennis said...

Hi Ladies, thanks so much for stopping by Toast and Tables. I agree, Brooke's illustrations are fabulous! What a beautiful keepsake they'd make.

Brooke has just set up her Etsy shop so if you want to see more of her work, please check her out at

Thanks again for stopping by.

Ethan said...

I saw a girl wearing that dress today! It's really cute in person.

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't want Brooke to sketch their memorable dress/outfit to have forever as a keepsake! Brooke's talent blows me away! I can't wait to get in touch with Brooke. Thank-you for displaying her work.

Roberta said...

These sketches show incredible talent. I will be telling everyone I know to get in touch with Brooke.

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sarah Donovan said...

I love your work, I would love to show my students your work, I teach a passion for fashion art class! said...

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