Moorish Wedding Kaftans & Kimonos

Many brides today are choosing wedding attire that reflects their heritage. Therez Fleetwood’s kaftans are inspired by the cultural influences of Moorish women. Brides who want to dress conservatively and culturally, and choose not to wear a veil, an inspired kaftan or kimono is a perfect fit. Brides can choose to complete their look with a bespoke forehead band or turban inspired headpiece. Prices available upon request.

 

 

AMAT (left) ivory georgette with gold embroidery; YAMINA (center) mint chiffon with bold, colorful embroidery; ASIA (right) ivory georgette with antique gold embroidery. All belts are detachable. Headpiece sold separately.

 

 

Cowrie shells, seed beads, and trinkets adorn these beautiful accessories by Ayida Honor.

Cowrie Shell Wedding Dresses

Cowrie shells are known as the most successful and the best form of currency in the various regions of the world. According to the African legends, the cowrie shells are representing the goddess protection which is highly powerful and is connected with the strength and power of the Ocean.  Therez Fleetwood’s made-to-order gowns feature a variety of silhouettes with both natural and hand-painted cowrie shell adornments.  Prices available upon request.

 

 

ZAHARA (left) – double silk satin with hand-painted pearlized cowrie shells; NANDI (center) – silk shantung with natural cowrie shells; ASHA (right) – silk brocade with natural cowrie shells. Veils and headpiece sold separately.

 

 

AMALIA (left) – silk shantung ball gown with hand-painted cowrie shells; ZARI (center) powder blue double silk satin with natural cowrie shells; MELODY (right) – silk shantung with natural cowrie shells. Veils sold separately.

 

 

TERESA (left) – double silk satin with natural cowrie shells; NEEMA (center) – silk charmeuse and chiffon with natural cowrie shells; CAMILLE (right) silk satin with natural cowrie shells.

Bespoke Dolls

Wedding Keepsakes: Bespoke Dolls for the Bride


The oldest collection of dolls dates back to 2000BC. and were found in the Egyptian tombs of wealthy families. These dolls were constructed of flat pieces of wood, painted with various designs and with “hair” made of strings of clay or wooden beads.  It is believed that they were cherished possessions.

Doll Collectors today, are still cherishing these collectibles and it is Therez Fleetwood who is creating custom couture fashion doll designs as heirloom gifts that collectors can enjoy.  Brides can now capture the essence of their wedding gown attire with miniature doll keepsakes.

With just the aid of a photograph, these exquisite one of a kind dolls are designed to not only look like the bride in skin tone and hairstyle, but are dressed in a handcrafted replica of the pictured dress.  All gowns are hand-crafted and made from natural fibers including silk, cotton, and wool. They are fully lined and adorned with a variety of gorgeous beads, trims, and Swarovski crystals.

These miniature gowns are created with the same amount of care, craftsmanship, and pride that go into each of Therez Fleetwood’s couture gowns. These designer dolls make perfect gifts and can be passed down from generation to generation.

 

Steps to creating your one-of-a-kind doll;

Step 1 – Email us a photograph of the bride in her wedding dress. (Or if you would like to present this to the bride as a wedding gift on her wedding day, then you will send us a photo of the bride, her dress and any other details that for her styling on her wedding day).

Step 2 – We then source for a doll with the same hair and skin color of the bride.

Step 3 – We buy the fabrics, trims, and beads that closest resemble the wedding gown and accessories the client is wearing.

Step 4 – Production begins. The paper pattern is made. The miniature dress is cut, assembled, and tailored. Hair is restyled. Jewelry, bouquet, and accessories are restyled.

Step 5 – Your replica doll is photographed and shipped to you. *Delivery lead-time is 3-4 weeks.

All custom dolls starting at $499

 

A GIFT TO THE BRIDE FROM HER HUSBAND FOR THEIR 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

A GIFT FROM THE BRIDE’S HUSBAND FOR THEIR 3RD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

A GIFT FROM THE BRIDE’S HUSBAND FOR THEIR 5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

 

 

A GIFT FROM A WEDDING GUEST PRESENTED TO THE BRIDE ON HER WEDDING DAY.

 

 

A GIFT FROM BRIDE’S MOTHER FOR HER FIRST YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

 

 

A GIFT TO THE BRIDE FROM HER MOTHER ON HER 1ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

 

ORDERED BY THE BRIDE TO BE ON DISPLAY AT HER WEDDING.