Announcing our 2014 Flower Girl Dresses of the Year

Every year, we name our favorite Wedding of the Year. In the past, they have ranged from simple weddings, to DIY, elaborate celebrations, with 20+ junior bridesmaids, 2nd time weddings and renewals. It gets harder for us each year, it truly does, to name just one WEDDING OF THE YEAR. The photographers are spectacular, the creativity and the thought in each wedding is simply overwhelming, and more than anything, the beauty of the event itself and the special meaning to each couple touches our heart every time. The entries this year absolutely were some of the best we have seen since we started doing this 7 years ago. Through out this year, we will be highlighting other weddings that didn’t quite make it into the finals but we will feature them as if they too were weddings of the year, because they truly were.

However, of the 4200 entries this year, we decided that each of the following weddings were special in their own way. So once again this year, we decided to name all four weddings as our favorite. Each of these weddings will be featured during this week, in celebration of our 33rd Year of Business!

 

Juliet and Joe come from the professional skating world. Juliet, from the ice show and Joe, a retired NFH Hockey player. (Note to self: my husband is gonna love this wedding!)  When Juliet approached me for her wedding she wanted something very special for her daughter. We chose the Sapphire Fairy dress from the Fairytale Collection, Style 902 in White with a Pink Monogram exactly as the couple’s monogram.

Juliet & Joe – 2014 California Luxury Wedding of the Year: JohnRiedy.com l John Riedy, Photography l 818.445.7752 Carlsbad, CA

For more details on our most popular Wedding of the Year, 2011 CLICK

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The Pegeen.com Luxury Flower Girl of the Year in style 902 from the Fairytale Collection

More images of this fabulous wedding:
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pink-white-tulle-flower-girl-dresses-012For the wedding she chose Flower Girl Dress Style 902 from the PEGEEN FAIRYTALE COLLECTION – the Sapphire Fairy.  Dress was in 100% silk in a color called Antique White.  Juliet chose the monogram for the front of the dress to match the couples monogram.  Dress is covered with 10 layers of tulle and topped of with a layer of crystal tulle and dew drop tulle.

Luxury Flower GIrl Dress of the Year

White and pink silk tulle flower girl dresses from Pegeen.com

Flower Girl Dress Style 902 FAIRYTALE COLLECTION – Sapphire is part of the Fairy Tale Collection, 10 layers of tulle in multiple colors in pale shades of blue, cover.ed with a sparkle tulle, dew drop tulle, special monogram on the bodice with square neck. Dress is named after our favorite blue jewel, this dress is shown in cloud and blueberry, but blue colors available, others on request to designer. Mother of pearl button closure. At the waist is a huge pre-tied bustle and Cinderella bow. All of our skirt lengths are ballet length, meaning just three or four inches above the ankle which can be customized. Includes short sleeves or sleeveless tank, other options available such as longer sleeves or flowers at a slightly higher price.  For more photos from the wedding, please visit our website or click to purchase.

Announcing our 2013 Flower Girl Dress of the Year. This was a TERRIBLE year for me. Not only did I recently suffer the loss of my mother who helped me found my business, but recently, my father passed away to join her. For me, it just took me forever to want to look at other weddings and see brides dancing with their fathers.  I think of the song by Luther Vandross,  “One More Dance with my Father”,  almost every day.

My Dad

So, it took me months to finish looking at the thousands of entries this year for our annual “Wedding of the Year” celebration. That said however, I already apologized in January, so without any less fanfare, this year is rather special. Not only did we pick TWO winners and a Runner-Up, but our weddings are World-Wide: we have winners  from Australia, Canada, and the United States.   Over the next few days, we will write a little about each one.

Today however, I want to share the photos and story of Alyssa and Leigh who held their wedding in Australia after a chance meeting in London. When I received the photography by David Fowler, Victoria we were really impressed.  It is not often that we see photos from an area that we get to see such vistas.  This wedding was truly one of them.

Pegeen’s Flower Girl Dresses of the Year Co-Winner

The gowns she chose for her flower girl dresses was style 402 with our Pegeen Signature Bustle.  Since it was an afternoon wedding, Alyssa also chose to do our Audrey Hepburn length (tea length) skirt of tulle for the flower girl dress.

Alyssa’s story of her chance meeting with Leigh, and how after the bus started to pull away was one we as romantics always hope for: that the guy is on the other side of the bus when it pulls away.   After meeting at some friends,  the fellow Aussie’s hit it off beautifully and enjoyed their meeting.  As Alyssa walked Leigh over to the bus stop to say goodbye, we are sure she wondered why she had let him leave!  However, Leigh boarded the bus for home.  After paying his fare, he dramatically told the driver to “stop” so he could once again disembark.  When the bus pulled away, imagine Alyssa’s surprise and joy that on the other side of the bus stood Leigh waiting!  SIGH. So for their wedding, they tied the theme into the many places in their past while in London.  To read this “tugs at your heartstrings” story, continue to our website and visit all the wonderful images as well.

All photography by DavidFowler.com.au

You would think that since my oldest child left for college I would have more time.  I don’t and I am not sure why but I solemnly swear to do better by featuring some of our favorite weddings, flower girl dresses, first communion and yes, boys ring bearer suits in 2013.  So, to kick it off, we just finished our latest Flower Girl Dress Rave and Testimonial Page for Pegeen.com – and its filled with wonderful and gorgeous weddings and special events.  So, to begin the new year, we put praise to the sweetest little angel, our 2012 Flower Girl Dress & Wedding of the Year……

2012 Flower Girl Dress & Wedding of the Year in Pale Shades of Lilac, Wisteria and Lavender

Her dress was style 402 from the Pegeen Flower Girl Couture Collection with just a simple standard sash and trimmed with hydrangea flowers.

Flower Girl Dress Of The Year In Wisteria And Lavender Tulle And Silk

In just about five or six weeks, we will select our Wedding of the Year for 2013 and so far, the weddings we have chosen have been spectacular. To find out about our contest, click details.

We are always excited when a customer returns to us for another wedding or special event.  “Pegeen, once again you never fail to deliver the most beautiful flower girl dresses!”  It’s no surprise when someone comes to us again and this particular customer has ordered for several weddings.  To think,  I never got to be a flower girl once!  I guess it’s one of the reasons I do this.  For this occasion, our customer ordered Pegeen Classic Flower Girl Dress Style 326 in White Organza, Antique White and Baby Pink silk.  Additionally, she added our special Pegeen Cinderella Bow, attached to the back for an additional $25.  The dress is 100% silk with two layers of white organza and a cotton petticoat.

Flower Girl Dress in White and Baby Pink Style 326

Additional Photographs can be seen on our website.

 

Customer ordered Pegeen Couture Flower Girl Dress Style 402 Tulle Flower Girl Dress in Bubblegum Pink and we lined the skirt in Cerise Pink.  Additionally, she added our special Pegeen Signature Bustle, crystal tulle and a special rose called the Heaven Rose in bright pink.  The dress is 100% silk with ten layers of several colors of tulle over a silk liner and a cotton petticoat.  We loved the dress so much we had to name it our Wedding of the Month for September 2012.

Flower Girl Dress of the Month in Bubblegum and Cerise Pink

Additional Photographs can be seen on our website.  Also with the flower girl was the ring bearer Couture Style 509 in black and bubblegum pink with a bisque shirt to match the sash in the flower girl’s dress.

Boy's Ring Bearer Suit - Pegeen Couture Style 509

 

There are sometimes in a designer’s life that we can’t wait to see the end result – the finished flower girl dress.  When our seamstresses brought this order over to our design studio room, we just had to photograph them! These dresses were no exception. Our bride gave us her inspiration (more on that in a later post) and we were so excited to get going on the dresses. All together, there were 10 little girls ranging in sizes from 14 months to a girl aged 13.  We made the sleeves in our 3/4 length because of religious concerns.  Each of the coral flower girl dresses were done in different shades of coral and pink like gum drop, sherbert, icing, coral rose, melon, watermelon and so much more.

Degas inspired tulle flower girl dress Style 402 from our Pegeen Couture Flower Girl Dress collection – each in varied shades of pinks, corals, sherberts and gumdrop with our Noelle Rose on the back. The skirt was done in multiple shades of corals, oranges and peaches with one layer of pink.

When deciding on our flower girl dress of the month again, I couldn’t help but revisit this blue and brown wedding.  These silk dresses are made in caribbean blue silk, really a soft pale aqua blue with a semi-sweet silk bustle and matching hand made silk roses.  We also made it with the optional v-back.  This style 383 is from the Pegeen Classic Collection.

Each month we highlight our favorite wedding of the month from images submitted from our customers.  Who couldn’t help but love these images?

Don’t you just love these wreaths for the church doors?

Florist/Linens--LC Floral Designs--Lucas Chavez

 

Vendor List:

Florist/Linens–LC Floral Designs–Lucas Chavez
Venue-Briscoe Manor
Caterer-Behind the Bash
Band-Texas Unlimited Band
Tuxes-Men’s Warehouse
Wedding dress-Weddings by Debbie–San Patrick
Bridesmaids dresses-Weddings by Debbie
Photographer-Dan Dalstra
Invitations-Bella Figura Letterpress
Mother’s dresses- T Carolyn
Bride and groom custom boots–Legends Boots
Cakeballs-Felinski Sister-in-laws
Lighting-Phoenix Designs
Ceremony Music-Third Floor Strings
Rolls Royce-Monarch British Limousines

Perhaps because I graduated from Colorado State with both my undergraduate and Master’s Degree, I tend to love weddings in the Colorado Rockies.  Many happy years were spent there in that magnificent state.  By now, because of the Telluride Film Festival, I am sure you have all heard of that wonderful city.  However as wonderful as it is for skiing, the summers in Telluride are one of the loveliest settings for a wedding.

About a year ago, we made a lovely tulle flower girl dress for this adorable little toddler.  We layered the skirt colors in very pale pink so it had just a hint of pink in the tulle.  This Tulle Flower Girl Dresses of the Month in Petal Pink and Antique White is from our Pegeen Couture Collections style 402.  Other than layer with color, we added nothing extra to this dress.

We were giddy when we designed it for our customer who wanted the dress pink color to match the cowboy boots.  Man oh man, this customer REALLY wanted me to take notice.  Pink and Cowboy Boots?  WOOT!

Pink Toddler Girl's cowboy boots by Pocono Western Wear

Our customer had some wonderful wild flowers as well in the bouquets as well as in pots, jars and buckets all over the ceremony and venue.   Flowers included my favorite, Columbines, the state flower of Colorado.  Absolutely my favorite flower in the world in so many shades it would make your gardening head spin! (and a hot tip – visit GracefulGardens.com for a supplier for these perennials in all colors)

Flower Girl Dress of the Month in Petal Pink and Antique White June 2012, Wedding gown by Gown: Monique l'Huillier

We hope you will visit our Pegeen.com website to view this and our many featured weddings.

Wedding of the Month was held in Telluride CO June 2012

Vendors:

Photography:  Real Life Photographs (Telluride, CO)
Flowers:  Willowcreek Floral (Ridgeway, CO)
Receptions Site:  Allred’s (Telluride)
Wedding Site:  San Sophia Station (Telluride)
Wedding Planner:  Wendy Hampton at Soiree Telluride
Band:  The Fever (Boulder, CO)
Hair:  Amy at Bliss (Telluride)
Flower Girl Dress: Pegeen.com
Gown:  Monique l’Huillier from Ultimate Bride (Chicago)
Paper Goods:  Fairmount Letters (Shaker Heights, OH)

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Place your order and you will not only be getting a beautiful outfit for your wedding or event but help say Thank You to some of America’s Bravest Heroes.  Get your order in before Saturday to help Pegeen play a small part in honoring our heroes and their families.

Patriotic Wedding Themes

Pegeen is made in the USA and extremely proud to hire and produce here in the United States of America.  A portion of our sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project Inc.  If we reach 100 orders by Saturday, we will donate an additional $500 to this great organization.  Help us reach that goal.

God Bless Our Troops!

This past Friday we were all excited to see how many dresses in at least 40 colors we were getting ready to ship out.  And then, we noticed something;

more and more weddings with multiple flower girls had chosen to have the girls dresses in multiple shades to match their color themes and flowers.