BEHIND THE DESIGN
A Custom Look For Comedian Heather McMahan
BY WATTERS MERINGUE
Designing Heather McMahan’s dress was a dream come true for our team; from the first meeting, through all the postponements, to attending the big day in Florence, we enjoyed every second of getting to know Heather (and had a few laughs along the way).
“Having a custom experience has changed my life. Being someone who is curvy and fuller figured, there were no options for me…and literally when I called the team at Watters they were like ‘we got you’…and I’ve never felt more beautiful in my life, truly.”
The relationship started with an introduction from a mutual friend and former Watters’ bride, @cammymumu, followed by a cover story for The Knot. We have enjoyed every second of this wild ride, a slight change of plans and an elopement later, we’ve loved everything that’s come with designing Heather’s wedding dress.
When hearing about her welcome party, set to take place along the river in Florence - something from a picture-perfect Italian summer day-dream, we knew Heather needed a special Apreol-inspired look! Her first look of the weekend was the By Watters Meringue, and if we do say so ourselves, she rocked the puff sleeve and deep notched V neckline.
HEATHER AND HER ITALIAN STALLION SAY “I DO”
From feathers to beading to pearls, more is more when it comes to Heather, so we knew this one-of-a kind gown needed to be just as special as she is. Basic bride? Absolutely not.
“Heather had very specific requests when she came to us. She wanted a sky-high slit and her décolletage to be lifted and front and center”
“It’s so insane, it’s so good. Is it so dramatic?”
A gown this special needed a special veil, and Toni Federici delivered, with sparkle and feathers to go perfectly with her dreamy gown!
OFFICIALLY RELAUNCHED IN A NEW FABRIC
“The feathers are ostrich feathers and were each individually applied by hand”, "The fabric is beaded, and we added more beading and pearls which made it even more luxe and dimensional"