Silvia Tcherassi has made a name for herself in the worlds of fashion, design, and hospitality. The Colombian-born designer has received France’s Officier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres honor, has 15 fashion boutiques across Europe and North and South America, and is also the founder and creative director of Tcherassi Hotels. And now, a bridal capsule of Silvia Tcherassi pieces that are perfect for wedding weekends is available on Over The Moon!
To celebrate the launch, we talked to Silvia and just a few of the brides she’s made custom wedding gowns for to find out how they created their dream dresses:
Carlota Caicedo and John Diamond met in boarding school in Byfield, Massachusetts. “Almost a decade-and-a-half later, he proposed to me on the top of Mt. Elbert in Colorado at 14,439-feet after a six hour grueling hike on August 29, 2019,” Carlota says.
They planned for a long engagement and wedding in July 2021, but with the intensity of 2020 and friends and family across the world, they opted for a micro-wedding at the Four Seasons Surfside in Miami. “The Four Seasons had always been a special place to me,” Carlota explains. “Plus, it’s only a few blocks away from the beach house where my mother and stepfather were married in 2002.”
“While the date, location, and day-of details were a bit hectic [to figure out], the absolute best and easiest part of the planning was the dress,” Carlota reveals. “From the start I knew I wanted no one but Silvia to design the dress. I had grown up attending her fashion shows in Barranquilla, Colombia, and my mother got married in a beautiful Silvia creation. My sisters and I wore our gorgeous bridesmaids dresses until they were nearly coming apart—we loved them that much!”
Even though the dress Silvia created for Carlota wasn’t her usual style, it turned out perfectly. Silvia was able to adapt a previous runway dress and add custom design elements. “Carlota wanted to get married by the ocean and envisioned movement in her gown with each breeze that passed her,” Silvia says. “We were able to achieve that in this dress by using a beautiful, lightweight silk gazar fabric with lots of volume. We delicately hand embroidered the top of the dress with small silk flowers.”
“I was most excited and appreciative of Silvia when I was in the midst of changing the wedding from the larger event to the smaller ceremony and suggested paring the dress down a bit to suit the smaller occasion, and she sternly said, ‘ABSOLUTELY NOT. That dress is made for you, and regardless of the size of the party, this is your wedding,’” Carlota remembers. And of course, the bride’s mother and four sisters all wore Silvia Tcherassi dresses to complement Carlota on her wedding day.
Gabriella Henriquez’s wedding gown was actually originally intended for her high school graduation. “I needed a white dress, and my mom immediately thought of reaching out to Silvia to help us design the perfect piece,” the bride begins. After they had chose the fabric, style, and fit with their close friend, all three of the women realized that the dress was too iconic for a graduation ceremony. “Once we saw the final production, I brought my father in to see it on me, and he quickly told me there was no way I was going to wear that dress for my graduation; it looked like a wedding dress he said.”
Gabriella agreed with her father, and eight years later, she finally got to wear her custom Silvia Tcherassi dress to her beautiful, boho-chic backyard wedding with an ocean view on April 17, 2021.
Carolina Teran is the sales director for Silvia Tcherassi, so for her, the decision to have Silvia make a custom gown for her wedding was a no-brainer. In February 2020, she and her husband wed at the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel with a reception at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. “Living in Miami and being from Latin America, weddings are easily 400+ guests,” Carolina explains. “We always knew we wanted to do a destination wedding, so that we could keep it as tight as possible and really celebrate with our closest family and friends.”
The bride fell in love with a Silvia Tcherassi gown that had been made years ago and knew she wanted an updated bridal version. “It’s funny, working in fashion, I fall in love with silhouettes and trends every season, but I always knew that for my wedding I wanted to be very timeless,” Carolina says.
“The fabric we picked for her wedding dress was a special lace with a very delicate embroidery that had the most subtle sheen to it and could only be picked up in certain lights,” Silvia adds. “Caro’s wedding ceremony was right around sunset time, and we both fell in love with the idea of this dress having a slight sparkle while she walked down the aisle.”
Gabriela Maria Interiano’s March 2021 wedding was at her in-laws’ house in Key Biscayne, since that’s where her relationship with her husband started. “Javier’s mother invited me to Christmas dinner after our grandmothers—who are best friends, my grandmother was actually Javier’s grandmother’s maid of honor—plotted to make us meet after my recent move to Miami,” Gabriela explains.
For the backyard ceremony, the bride wanted something simple but very elegant and wanted to wear white but not a wedding gown. Focusing more on the fabric, Gabriela found a beautiful silk dress from Silvia Tcherassi that looked perfect for an afternoon service. “I fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it in Silvia Tcherassi’s atelier,” Gabriela says. “Her team was spectacular in helping me customize it; we decided to make the top a size smaller than the bottom to expose my neckline and make it look fitted.”
The bride was also able to choose the belt and wanted something white in “the most elegant fabric possible.” She adds, “I loved the outcome.”
Silvia notes that the dress Gabriela chose was a classic staple from her collection. “It looked beautiful on her,” she says. “And it’s so easy to wear on so many different occasions.”
Love these Silvia Tcherassi gowns? Shop a sample of her ready-to-wear pieces below and the full capsule on overthemoon.com!