Wedding Gown Couture 1

Find the gown of your dreams right here in Middle Tennessee.

Nothing says more about a bride than the gown she wears on her wedding day. When the day has long since passed, the image of the bride walking down the aisle will be the longest lasting memory for all who attend.

It’s no wonder that so many brides-to-be put so much time and consideration into choosing the perfect gown. Whether the design is traditional, contemporary or something unusual, sometimes the greatest challenge could be knowing where to begin.

With that in mind, recently we visited The Barn at Sycamore Farms for a firsthand look at some of the stunning gowns created by Nashville designer Karen Hendrix. If you’re not sure where to begin the search for your wedding gown, the images on these pages are a great place to start.

Brooke is a dramatic mermaid silhouette of champagne silk charmeuse with an overlay of delicate Ivory Chantilly lace. The elongated bodice front has a squared sweetheart neckline supported by delicate silk straps with an open back to the waist. Handmade covered matching buttons of silk charmeuse and Chantilly lace trail down the back of the elongated bodice followed by a generous Chantilly lace train edged with a beautiful Chantilly lace trim. The Brooke Gown was inspired by a bride’s vision of her dream gown, which the designer brought to life.

Josephine is a full ball gown of Ivory Silk Organza and Illusion Tulle. The demi cut bodice has hundreds of miniature handmade and hand-sewn Ivory Silk Organza Roses supported with delicate shoulder straps of Miniature Ivory Silk Organza Roses, which trail over the shoulders to a plunging open back. The skirts Illusion Tulle finale starts at the waist flowing into a large Ivory Illusion Tulle bow and building in volume with multiple layers of Ivory Illusion Tulle to a chapel length train. The Josephine Gown is inspired by the delicate Ivory Tea Roses found in An Enchanted Garden.

Landis is a strapless ball gown of white silk taffeta. The strapless bodice is a hand crimped treatment of white silk taffeta and trimmed in taffeta covered piping with an open “V” back to the waist, finished with a matching bow belt. The full ball gown skirt has a side front pleating design with hidden side pockets and a generous chapel length train. The Landis Gown is a regal inspiration with classic lines.