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Grey Likes Weddings Blogger and Stylist Summer Watkins Takes Us Inside the Making of Her Big-Day Dress

When the bride-to-be needed to find her dream gown for her walk down the aisle, she contacted a designer to work closely with her on the final look. See the process in this behind-the-scenes video.

Photography by: Jen Huang

Summer Watkins, founder and stylist of the wedding blog Grey Likes Weddings, found dress shopping to be one of the most overwhelming parts of planning her California nuptials. “There were so many options to choose from and so many boutiques to visit! How was I going to find the perfect dress that fit all the criteria I had in mind?” she asked.


Once she narrowed down her most important priorities—that the dress fit impeccably and impart a sense of romance—her friend Leila of Be Inspired PR recommended Kirstie Kelly, who could tackle both requirements.




“Ultimately, working directly with the designer was what made the experience so meaningful for me,” Summer recalls of the process that Couture Motion Pictures documented. “She was such a delight to meet with every few months while planning my wedding, and I honestly could not have imagined a more perfect dress.” The dress was so perfect, in fact, that Summer even jokes that she is sad she can’t wear every day!

Read Summer’s 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress