Photography Credit: Leila Brewster Photography (full wedding here)
I love love love the idea of making my own wedding dress. I am, however, more than a little bit sucky with a sewing machine. Alas!
However this week I chatted to eco-wedding dress designer Deborah Lindquist about some simple upcycling ideas.
Launched in 2004, Deborah’s eco-conscious clothing line combines environmental responsibility with a cutting-edge aesthetic. Deborah works her fashion magic with a mixture of environmentally-friendly fabrications and the resulting designs are as striking as they are ecologically sensitive. As a trailblazer at the forefront of the stylish green clothing movement, Deborah is making an impact in the fashion world while remaining true to her love for the environment.
So as you can see, she’s the perfect person to talk about upcycling with, I think even I could do a few of these things…
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Will you marry me?
It’s not a question easily answered. There is a whole life to be created with the person you love so much. What do you like to do together? Who are your mentors? Your inspiration? How would you like your life to ultimately unfold? How do you stay important to each other?
It’s all about the two of you, and how you plan your wedding, what you wear, how you spend your honeymoon and how you unfold the rest of your life together should reflect who you are as a couple. Since the bride usually does much of the planning, it can sometimes look like ‘her’ day, and we all know how that can get…
Photography Credit: Nicole Polk Photography (full wedding here)
I have seen the most creative, happy wedding celebrations ever on Rock n Roll Bride. I love how tradition is mixed with personal creativity to make the day such a celebration of love and happiness. You are, after all, your best influence and teacher. The things, people, and places you love should be an integral part of your wedding.
I’m an eco-clothing designer and I design many things, including wedding dresses.
Four of my brides have been featured on these pages, and I have been so inspired by all of the women I’ve come to know as I’ve created their gowns. I’ve even named some gowns after some of them. Today, I wanted to share with the readers of Rock n Roll Bride some ideas of how to customise your own wedding outfit, and to create a dress that should be named after you!
Photography Credit: Chennergy (full wedding here and here)
Take things from the past
As you begin your search for the most beautiful gown you can imagine, would you maybe like to include something from your past that makes you feel loved? You can pretty much have anything you want it’s just all about knowing how to incorporate it into your dress.
Recycle and Upcycling
Maybe you felt close to your Grandmother, and she loved to wear the most exquisite beaded wool sweater. It was special, she treated it with care, and stored it safely in her cedar chest. You want to get married in the winter, when the snow is falling. The days are short, and you want to be married by candlelight. You don’t want to wear a sweater, but how about using this sweater in your wedding dress? You could even use the wool to create the top of the dress – perfect for winter! You’ll be warm and toasty as well as wearing a one-of-a-kind creation with a lot of sentimental meaning.