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Marjan's Wedding Dress

Added Sep 14, 2009

by damianadesigns

Sandpoint, Idaho...






My friend Marjan asked me to help her with her wedding dress, so we discussed the look she was going for and she gave me input along the way, and this is what I made for her in one month’s time. This is a princess line, strapless dress that is boned and lined. The over skirt moves organically around it and opens at the side while ruched strips of silk chiffon curl and twine over the dress to mimic vines and branches. Bird appliques were then placed in subtle locations on the dress. There is also lots of bead work and hand-stitchery. Oh, and all raw edges are intentional ;).

Material Notes

The main body of the gown is dusty-rose silk dupioni, the over-skirt is hand-dyed silk organza, and the branches are hand-dyed silk chiffon. The beads are all glass or crystal and the thread used for the hand-application of the branches, birds and bodice was variegated metallic thread. I wouldn’t use this kind again though, it snagged and pulled apart many times which required me to undo many stitches to bind them off and start anew.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Romantic, Victorian
Chiffon, Organza, Silk

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    Nov 10, 2009, 11.00 PMby reichan

    It’s beautiful and creative!

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    Oct 10, 2009, 08.07 PMby cmok

    WOW!!! looks wonderfull!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 05.11 AMby Ami Taf

    its unique and individualistic. what i would have loved to have had for my wedding, :)

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    Sep 15, 2009, 11.31 AMby galatina

    this is an incredible piece of work – brilliant!

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    Sep 15, 2009, 02.01 AMby maria-gehrke

    Looks like right out of a dream. Gorgeous!

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    Sep 15, 2009, 02.01 AMby danamajor

    This is really wonderful! All of the little details are stunning! Great work!!!

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    Sep 14, 2009, 10.37 PMby erdronen

    Absolutely gorgeous! What beautiful work!

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    Sep 14, 2009, 07.24 PMby lepetithoot

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. I wish this is what my wedding dress looked like.

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    Sep 14, 2009, 04.40 PMby mprevitali

    Very very beautiful …..not the usual wedding dress, it’s really art

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    Sep 14, 2009, 11.14 AMby peachywalrus

    wow, that is beautiful!

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    Sep 14, 2009, 11.06 AMby pinup

    stunning, gorgeous colours

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    Sep 14, 2009, 09.31 AMby anajan

    An amazing work and such a unique wedding dress. Your friend was very lucky she had you.

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    Sep 14, 2009, 03.27 AMby marloncosta

    WOW! Just beautiful! You are a artist!!!

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    Sep 14, 2009, 03.01 AMby calicocouture

    It’s a work of art. =D I love the fabrics and textures.

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