"Don't Mind If I Do" Retro Wedding Dress

Added Dec 10, 2010

by Melissa Cari...

San Diego, Calif...

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Description

I got married in Jamaica in March 2010. Here’s my wedding dress. I wanted it to have a vintage look but still be lighthearted and fun. Absolutely love how it turned out.

We planned to jump in the ocean and pool in our wedding clothes so I actually made two identical dresses. Inside on the lining, I embroidered a heart and our initials.

The ivory material is a home decor fabric from Joann that came pre-pinched in these beautiful gathers. I used pattern McCall’s 5001 but shortened it quite a bit. Get details and see more pics at my blog.

Material Notes

pinched taffeta, tulle, boning

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bridal, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Taffeta, Tulle

Credits

photos by trevor shorey and eric holubow

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    Dec 11, 2010, 07.04 PMby angekronaus

    heart your dress but adore the viv westwoods! stunning.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 04.48 PMby kneesocks

    Gorgeous! And I love your shoes!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 10.34 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    You look lovely and your photos are exquisite! Congratulations!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 09.24 AMby justelaite

    Love it!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 07.27 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    amazing! just gorgeous! and im loving the melissa shoes!! favorite shoes in the world

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    Dec 11, 2010, 04.27 AMby magdamagda

    amazing! everything! you look like a doll in an unrealistically delicious dress! fabulous!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 04.01 AMby ashchaser

    I think I just had a heart attack when first seeing this, it is so amazing! There really should be a mass takeover of this dress, seriously.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.54 AMby mamamodista

    Beautiful dress, beautiful photos, beautiful couple! ( I was quite relieved to read that you made a separate dress for the jump in the ocean by the way!)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.49 AMby lizajane09

    I love your photos! So much fun.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.04 AMby freakusbzzz

    Excellent dress and those are the coolest wedding pics I’ve seen.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 11.42 PMby smallone

    Fabulous use of that fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also love the styling of your nuptials….pics are just great!!!!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 11.41 PMby knt831

    Beautiful pictures and dress!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 10.05 PMby lienepien

    Wow! Beautiful dress and lovely fabric! Nice pictures too! Congratulations!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 09.53 PMby cherwinamy

    Congrats on your wedding and the great dress!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 09.31 PMby snow-sews

    the dress is simply beautiful! i love how you used home decor fabric – I enjoy mixing things up like that too! and your photos are adorable! were those taken with a lomo camera?

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    Dec 10, 2010, 08.57 PMby dorawarren

    gorgeous dress and great photos!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 08.06 PMby leeloe

    This is probably the best wedding dress i’ve ever seen.. And it looks great on you.. Congrats!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 07.07 PMby kkmatti

    Such a beautiful dress and your photographs are fabulous. Congrats!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 06.51 PMby katanarose

    I really love the look of the pleating (pleating?), it must have taken HOURS to do, nevermind on 2 dresses – wow! That is one sweet dress, I’ll have to revisit the pattern since it’s in my drawer too. Congrats on getting married _

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      Dec 10, 2010, 07.03 PMby Melissa Caringer

      thank you! the fabric actually came like that. i saw the diamond gathers and fell in love!

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