As wedding season approaches, we’re noticing that the trend of uber DIY weddings hasn’t faded. Crafty, handmade loving brides-to-be are clamoring for unique wedding invites, floral alternatives and vintage and down-home touches like mismatched dinner plates and ceremony chairs. Around this time last year, I shared with y’all my picks for ten amazing handmade wedding dresses that are great for the summer months. I was inspired by my best friend Elissa, who tried out several handmade, vintage and even DIY wedding dress options before eventually settling on an amazing upcycled gown from Georgia shop Hippie Bride. She looked unbelievable in the dress, which was made from several vintage lace tablecloths and handkerchiefs. As a vegan chef who is very sensitive to the environment, Elissa wanted to make sure that she didn’t wear something brand new. However, if you’re super into a specific dress from a shop like David’s Bridal or even a designer option, consider checking out used online shops like Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses or Once Wed to see if you can “recycle” a dress.
And now, my ten favorite new picks for handmade wedding dresses!
Ouma is a longstanding favorite of mine when it comes to Etsy wedding designers. This dreamy tulle floor length gown can bu custom created in any color you like, and features a hand-dyed silk sash.
As you can see, I clearly have a thing for lots of ruffles. The top is bandeu style with a lace overlay and spaghetti straps and the skirt is created using layers of vintage and recycled fabrics and laces that are a mix of different shades of ivory. It is fully lined with 100% Habotai Silk. (KT Jean, $1530)