Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tingting and JoJo---a sister team to make your dream dress come true!

JoJo (l), Ting (r)

TingBridal is a US home based studio owned by myself, Ting, and my beautiful little sister Jojo, we focus on making dresses and accessories for brides who are looking for something a little more special and custom than what you can find from many bridal retailers.  Many of our brides have a destination, outdoor, or some other non-traditional wedding, and they want the dress, jewelry, or vail to be just as special. We like to use organic and natural material, such as 100% silk, cotton, as well as vintage lace and fabric from vintage wedding gowns.

In addition to being a wedding designer and dress-maker I am a yoga instructor and I have degrees in teaching and media broadcasting.  I just love creating something new, using a wide range of materials, and rumaging through antique stores to discover a perfect 50's lace gown.  It is also great working with brides to see what new ideas we can come up with together.  

Jojo at work
JoJo at work

Jojo is great at beading and making small wedding accessories, and she helps me purchase all the silk material from the silk capital of the world, Suzhou China. She also has her own fashion studio based in Suzhou.  I will try to write an article about beautiful Suzhou with lots of pictures later.

Welcome to Ting Bridal

TingBridal's Shop Announcement

Stunning and unique bridal dresses and accessaries designed and constructed by Ting in Michigan USA! I specialize in custom wedding gowns design and recreation. Show me your dream dress, I will help you to make it come true!

Something unique and outdoorsy is always attractive to some non-traditional brides who are getting married. A wedding at a vineyard, farm, beach or even a back yard of your house seemed very casual and yet still very romantic. If you are planning to have a summer or fall wedding at such locations, it's going to be a lot of fun! Believe me, because I have been there and done that. My own wedding was in summer at grandma's gorgeous backyard facing the beautiful lake of Charlevoix in Michigan. It was the most romantic and fun wedding I could ever dream of. I was determined to make my wedding as environmentally friendly as possible. It was so wonderful to have families and friends to help make some fun DIYs! If you are a DIY bride just like me, please feel free to contact and talk about making a stunning and unique wedding gowns that is just for you. If you are on a budget, just let me know, I can help you to make a beautiful yet still high quality wedding gown base on your budget.

My favorite designs have elegant, romantic, and whimsical elements. To achieve this I usually stick to classic lines made with rich materials such as chiffon, silk, satin, taffeta, organza, tulle, and lace. I then add signature pearls, beading, lacing, and/or colorful sashes to make each dress stunning and unique. I am very interested in custom recreation, let me hear your ideas! You can send me inspired photos, sketches, or even written descriptions, I will turn your vision into a reality:)

I prefer to use 100% silk, organic cotton or recycled vintage lace to create a unique and stunning gown. I prefer to use very light material, easy to care and handle. Some of my gowns can be packed in a small handbag. After hand wash in cold water, hang up and let dry, it will be ready for your big day. You will feel comfortable and beautiful, dance in it all day long.

My turn around time is 4-6 weeks! I prefer brides to order the dress 4-6 months ahead time of the wedding. If it's a rush order less than 4 weeks, I may charge a extra fee for that, but it also depends.

Become of fan of TingBridal on facebook, you will have a chance to win a free wedding gown this winter! Check it out on my facebook page:
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