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LOTD: Divine Lee Shines in a Golden Wedding Gown

Congratulations, Blake and Divine!
LOTD: Divine Lee Shines in a Golden Wedding Gown
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Congratulations, Blake and Divine!

Veering away from traditional white bridal gowns, blogger Divine Lee tied the knot with retail magnate Blake Go in a stunning golden Rajo Laurel wedding dress. The golden bride entered the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral clad in a shimmering, embellished metallic gown with a sweetheart neckline carrying a bouquet of white callalilies. Her Rajo Laurel frock boasts of a massive train and features an extra long thin white veil.

Below, we talk to Rajo about Divine's gown. Read on!

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Divine has been both a client and friend of yours for so long, and when I asked her about her gown, she said, "bahala na si Rajo!" What was the process of designing a bridal gown for her like and how much freedom did she give you to play?

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"Having someone trust you so blindly is both inspiring and terrifying. Divine is truly more than a client and we treat each other like family. The last time I had carte blanche on a wedding gown was for my sisters. So it was really wonderful when Divine gave me the freedom to design her wedding gown."

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"Why did she/you choose to do her gown in gold? Could you tell us about the silhouette (that's a mighty big train), beadwork, and fabric?"

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"The gown is actually Divine. It's speaks of her DNA aesthetic completely — form fitted, close to the body, gleaming with crystals & a beautiful décolletage. The treatment of the embellishments is that of gold thread embroidery enhanced with marquis shaped Swarovski crystals in amber tones."

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How long did it take to make her gown and what were fittings like since she is based in Cebu now?

"Divine actually fitted only once! I was so nervous because she had never seen the dress since then. We've been working on her gown for seven months."

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Did you make anyone else's gown for the wedding? 

 "I made all the entourage members', flower girls and ring bearers' plus a few of the godparents' gowns."

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This is Divine's second wedding gown, following her civil wedding last May when she wore a plunging white jumpsuit accented by a thin white veil.

Congratulations, Blake and Divine!

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