This is the continuation of Searching for the wedding gown: Thoughts on the dress
We are scheduled at three o’clock. Says Kei who just got a reply from the designer.
Great, we can go eat lunch before meeting her. That was our plan.
So, lunch is served. We dined at Mitsuyado Sei-Men. Where we got our usual.
Once done with lunch, we headed over to her shop. We arrived quite early. Excited much!
It is located at the second floor of Dona Consolacion Building.
Going up, we are greeted by this.
We just spent the time looking at other people’s gowns, and also the trinkets displayed in her shop. Apparently they have a consignment deal with Jacatel. So they carry accessories too! Convenient! (I already have my eye one of the earrings!)
One by one the people left and it was now our turn.
We get to see a tired but still smiling Mel Orlina. I told her what I wanted a mermaid gown with appliqués/beaded, with a dramatic skirt, low back, colored petticoat, then showed her my pegs. She then rummaged through her stash of fabrics and lace and brought out a bag of appliqués similar to my peg.
Then Mel sketched her vision of the gown keeping in mind my preferences. Then voiced out her reasons on why she designed the sketch that way. The sketch looked modern and feminine. I liked it!
She also guaranteed to us that should I have a change of heart on the design, she will be willing to change the design for me!
We also find her price reasonable. (below 100k)
I knew our search is over.
We instantly felt at ease. We liked her.
Kei booked her on the spot.
* I do a happy dance*
After we wrote down our names on her schedule, we found out that she is almost fully booked for 2015. Whoa, that fast?!
*Lucky for us!*
See more of her creations here.
Mel Orlina Couture
Address: 2nd floor (unit 201), Dona Consolacion Bldg., 122 Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, 1209 Makati
Office hours: Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are our own and based on our own experience. This is not a sponsored post, Kei paid for this (from) his own pocket.
**Start planning early. You get to pick the suppliers you like, rather than having to look for your second choice.