Everyone has their own sets of inspirations, and it’s nice to see how people could come up into something great and amazing out of it.
When I first had my class in fashion school, our first task was to create a mood board. Then we were taught about the techniques for selecting and using something to stimulate you to start creating a masterpiece.
Back then, I already knew that bridal gowns are my favorite, but I don’t have a lot to inspire me other than the trend and my bride’s liking. However, soon after the first wedding gown I've made I found something that I never thought would draw so much desire to create bridal gowns in the future. And, that inspiration are churches.
For some reasons, my travel musings would always include visiting churches. For example, I wanted to visit Spain and Italy, mainly because I wanted to see Basílica de la Sagrada Família and Domo Milano. I am stirred with the church’s facades, interior and ambiance that imagining my work worn on a wedding in those churches could give me some goosebumps.So whenever I found a beautiful church the first thing that will come to my mind is a wedding in that church with a bride wearing my piece.
In the Philippines, I am inspired by numbers of churches from different places, like the gothic century church called San Sebastian Basilica in Manila and the historical Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Miagao, Iloilo.
Last year, I was able to cross out Calaruega Chapel from my list of what I call “churchspiration”. Thank you to my friend for entrusting her wedding gown to me, it was a huge pleasure.