Before I even started shopping for a wedding gown, I knew that any old dress just wouldn’t do, and that it could be extremely difficult to find the right dress to fit my style. Early on, I decided it would be worth it to have one custom-made for me. Here in Kansas City, we’re lucky enough to have a local designer who works exclusively with eco-friendly fabrics; after one meeting, I hired Janay Andrews of Janay A Handmade to create my dress.
Made of eco-friendly hemp-silk fabric, my A-line fit-to-flare dress had a sweetheart neckline, scalloped black lace trim, a black waist sash, a ruched corseted bodice, tulle underskirt, V-back with corset lacing, black lace sleeves and panels on the skirt, French bustle, and a matching veil and garter. It was exactly what I wanted: a unique and elegantly gothy gown that fit my style and personality perfectly.
Janay also blogged about my dress here.
Other Accessories & Details
– Shoes: cheapies from DSW ($12!)
– Bat necklace: FableAndFury, via Etsy
– Black nail polish (fingers and toes): O.P.I.
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