Handmade wedding dresses, veils, and jewelry


As promised, I am continuing our wedding series this week with a spotlight on the bride. As a bride, your options really are limitless when it comes to having a handmade wedding. The choices that I am showcasing represent one tiny facet of what’s available, so if these aren’t your thing, I encourage you to do some searching – you really can make your day one that your guests will always remember when you buy handmade!

Let’s start with the most important decision most brides will make: The Dress! Despite the fact that I have been married for years, looking at wedding dresses never gets old.

This first option, by Joan Shum, just screams “bride!” It is romantic, elegant, and has touches of fun while still maintaining a traditional aesthetic. If you love the look, but not the length, all of Joan Shum’s dresses can be made in any length you like. Wouldn’t this be stunning as a tea length gown?

The next option is simply gorgeous, and is a cost effective and eco elegant option for a modern bride. Created by Isadora Clothing, this dress would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. Just imagine it on the beach or in a garden! Perfection!

Once you’ve picked out a gown, deciding what to do with your hair is the next consideration. Whether you choose a traditional veil, a tiara, or something else entirely, there are options aplenty, beginning with this lovely veil designed by Veiled Beauty. Called, “A Little Something,” this veil is just that, a little bit of pretty for your big day.

How about a tiara too? This tiara, from Anca Pe’elma, has the right mix of sparkle and sophistication. Too beautiful to wear just once? Wear it around the house after the wedding, I won’t tell.

This next option is for you if you’ve ever been Carrie Bradshaw in your fantasy life. Made by Violet Delight [Since the writing of this post, this Etsy shop has been closed. If anyone has a new link, please let me know.] , this choice gives a nod to tradition with the veil and flower, but the overall design and peacock feather are a glamorous take on vintage modern.

A bride needs special jewelry for her special day! Not only can you add a little shimmer to your earlobes with these lovely earrings by Amber Sky, but you can also get your “something blue” taken care of as well.

Another option is this fabulous bracelet by Handwired Jewelry Design. Like the earrings above, this bracelet will work on your wedding day and beyond with its fanciful mix of pearls and swarovski crystal.

Last but not least, what will your attendants wear? This simple dress from Amanda Archer can be made in a variety of colors and will have your bridesmaids singing your praises! Not only will they look great in your wedding pictures, but this is one dress that won’t be gathering dust at the back of their closets!

I saved the whimsy for the end. This flower girl dress is every little girl’s princess fantasy, come to life! Created by Sweet Plume, this confection is all color and fun and is guaranteed to make your guests smile.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our look at wedding designs. If you’re not planning a wedding, but instead find yourself an invited guest, tune in next week when I will show you some great picks for handmade wedding presents that the bride and groom will love!