It must have been serendipity, or fate lending a hand, when some magnificent pink fabric arrived at Wendy Makin's Brisbane Studio unexpectedly just days before Modern Wedding Editor-in-Chief Victoria Black phoned to ask if they would create a one-of-a-kind pink rock and roll wedding dress for our Pink Issue.
"I didn't order it, I don't know where it came from but it's beautiful!" said Wendy, promptly agreeing to design the gown, to be displayed at the Hard Rock Café and eventually auctioned to raise money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
"I lost a very favourite aunt to breast cancer when she was only in her early forties," said Wendy. "Since then I have been active in supporting many breast cancer causes. So the minute I knew there was an opportunity for me to use my skills to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I said yes. I'm so happy that I'm able to contribute to this wonderful cause."
Inspired by the beautiful fabric, Wendy created a rock and roll masterpiece, with a full ruffled skirt, form fitting bodice and dramatic one-shoulder design. Reminiscent of the full skirts of the rocking 50s, the gown is well-suited to a confident bride who wants to make a statement. "Rock and roll themes are making a huge comeback," said Wendy. "I imagined the kind of bride who might wear this gown - someone who is a theatrical, confident and a little irreverent. Someone who wants a distinctive gown to reflect her unique personality and style."
The finished product is a sight to behold. Pink, ruffled and rock & roll inspired perfection!
For more information on Wendy Makin visit www.wendymakin.com