MANILA – Miss World 2013 Megan Young drew praise over the weekend for her low-key bridal look – a rare sight these days at weddings, particularly of celebrities.
The beauty queen and actress wore two gowns by her designer friends – Patricia Santos created the Sabrina-cut ceremony dress with puff sleeves, while Boom Sason was in charge of her sleeveless reception frock made of Italian crepe fabric.
Both featured simple, basic cuts, and had no embellishments.
In an interview with Metro.Style, Young said she wanted her groom, actor Mikael Daez, to be able to “focus on me and what’s happening, and not the dress.”
“So my main instruction [to the designers] was no beadwork, no shiny stuff,” she said. “The only thing that you could put is texture. So the only texture for the Patricia [gown] is the veil, and then the one for the Boom [dress] is ruffles.”
“I could’ve bought any other dress, but of course it’s special to me because my friends made it,” she went on. “I wanted to show in the dresses that I’m very low-key – how simple, I guess, I am as a person. And I wanted to feel as comfortable and light [on my wedding].”
The designers, for their part, were impressed by Megan’s simplicity.
“This is the simplest gown I’ve ever made,” said Santos, who is known for her intricately designed dresses.
“We didn’t do any beading. It’s the first time that I’m actually making a wedding gown that doesn’t have any embellishments in it,” she added. “I think it speaks a lot about Megan.”
Sason, for her part, said: “There was only one solid requirement [from Megan], which was she has to be able to dance in it. If you know Megan’s personality, she’s very low-maintenance.”
“The fact that she wants to dance in it means there’s that free spirit of Megan there, the fun side. A bit of sexy but not really overdoing it. No fuss,” she ended.