I must be crazy: I made my own wedding dress

A few weeks ago, I married my partner of six years in sunny Santa Cruz, California on the meadow by our house. Despite the excessive planning and intense organization that is required for a DIY wedding, we managed to pull off an incredible night with the help of our family and friends.

A month before the wedding, I decided to make my own wedding (see photos below). It wasn’t easy, and it involved many sleepless nights and mulling over details, but somehow it all came together.

You can read about how and why I made my own wedding dress (and the “joys” that come with doing that) here.

For all you lovers and dreamers out there, check out our lovely wedding video by the talented Deva B. Anderson.

Photos by Mama-T, mama-t.com
Flowers by The Flower Ladies, http://www.theflowerladies.com
Hair by Missy Schnaps
Makeup by Anna Wu

Perfectly Poised

Sally Esposito Peplum

Model Anna Wu in The Doctor’s Peplum. One-of-a-kind vintage linen peplum, $118. I am currently producing a limited run in various sizes, each with their own slight design tweak. Look for it in Stripe in the coming weeks or contact me for a custom order.

Photo by Nick Chao

Longing for Oz

I recently designed and created a one-of-a-kind custom long, black for The Penny Rose’s Summer Fashion spread inspired by The Wizard of Oz. You can read the full post here, or view photos below.

This dress is available for purchase on Etsy. Keep in mind the fabric does come in white and ivory as well….custom wedding dress anyone?

Setting the scene. The wicked witch like you've never seen her before.

Setting the scene. The wicked witch like you’ve never seen her before.

Rose-textured materials meets black tulle.

Rose-textured materials meets black tulle.

I guess I can’t help but call this The Oz Dress.

A glimpse

Anna Wu (right) looking unreal in a handmade Sally Esposito gown.

Anna Wu (right) looking unreal in a handmade Sally Esposito gown.

Yes, she is a real person. A real person standing on a stool.

Yes, she is a real person. A real person standing on a stool.

Coming soon…an Oz inspired photo shoot for The Penny Rose featuring a handmade, fully lined, black rose patterned Sally Esposito gown.

Top photo by Laamsha Young of Blank Verse jewelry.