Dawning the cover of People Magazine US; Trish Peng’s ‘dress of dreams’ for International Superstars!


NZ bridal designer Trish Peng sought after to work her magic in creating stunning custom dress fit for Hollywood.

With only four months to spare International model for brands including Bvlgari and Guess, Nick Bateman married long-time girlfriend, influencer Maria Corrigan at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on July 20th 2019.

Not her first call up from Hollywood – Trish Peng previously sought after by other celebrities such as Kristin Cavallari and Brittany Daniel.

Essential in fulfilling the perfect fairy tale wedding, Trish Peng creates ‘dress of dreams’ for international model Nick Bateman’s bride – Maria Corrigan.

The stylish duo tied the knot in elegant yet rustic styled chic, inspired by simple soft colours. With only four months left until the big day to find the perfect dress, LA and New Zealand based Peng, instantly impressed Corrigan with her traditional elegance and custom bridalwear offering.

Despite the short time frame; Trish exceeded Maria’s expectations and guided with a conceptual journey to seek out the perfect one-of-a-kind dress to complete the vision of an enchanting day.

“After hours of playing dress up, selecting the colour, shape, fabrics and more, Trish sketched out my dress – it was such a magical moment,” gushed Maria.

Envisioning a classic, romantic look, the dress featured a sweetheart bodice with glass beaded fabric and a layer of floral lace.

Trish ensured Maria’s curves could be accented with a mermaid style fitted gown, and enhanced the two piece dress with a detachable tulle skirt to create a fairy tale tone – fitting into the Bateman wedding’s rustic fairy tale aesthetic.

“Maria wanted a tulle skirt as Nick had always pictured her in a princess gown, but she also wanted to show off her amazing figure, which is why we created a detachable skirt for her.

“I loved working with Maria – designing dresses for celebrities can be so easy! It’s great because they know what they want, which is sometimes easier than the indecisive bride,” says Trish.

When comparing Kiwi brides to international brides, it’s clear that the New Zealand brides are more understated. Trish notes that LA brides especially are always seeking bigger and sparklier dresses than everyone else – which adds to all the excitement of designing the perfect dress, she says.



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