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

For the flower girl in all of us

I recently made sweet lil’ two-year-old Bronte a dress and couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out (it still needs to be hemmed). Bronte will be sporting this pretty, bright dress down the aisle as the flower girl for a wedding in October. I’m thinking we should add a white wide ribbon around the waist that ties in a flowing bow in the back.

Her big brother (~5 years old) is going to accompany her. Should I make a tie or bow tie for him?! I can’t decide!