Friday, July 26, 2013

Bridesmaid Dresses: the final product


In case you're arriving at this post from a link on pinterest or elsewhere, it's part of a series in which I documented the creation of bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. In total, it was about an 18 month project (from asking the bridesmaids to getting married). To see the whole bridesmaid dress creation sequence (dress design, dress assembly, and the finishing touches/fine details), go back to the first post in this series (click here). Here is the finished product!

Our wedding was fairly traditional. We got married in a church and had the reception at a country club. The dresses were perfect for our wedding, and I just LOVED the vivid colors. They turned out really well, and they looked especially good on the dance floor for twirling with their full skirts!

I asked each girl to incorporate a silk gladiolus flower into her hair (separate post coming on these flowers). I asked them to wear their hair in an updo because 1) late June is hot!, and 2) I wanted the criss-crossed back to show. The bridesmaid flowers were white roses with gladiolus in their color incorporated for a pop of color. I asked everyone to just wear silver strappy shoes of their choice, and to be honest, I wasn't looking at anyone's shoes! I had six bridesmaids and two bridal assistants. I'll have a separate post on my bridal assistants. I asked them to wear periwinkle/indigo to go with the color scheme.

Please feel free to pin or share these pictures, but make sure our awesome photographer's name remains associated in the captions. Our photographer was excellent, and you can check out his other work here.

Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin (zoomed and cropped)
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin
Bobbins of Basil | Bridesmaid Dresses made from scratch. Visit for more photos and details. Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin #Rainbow wedding color scheme
Photo Credit: Sean Marshall Lin

7 comments :

  1. Laurin WeisenthalJuly 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Tammy! First of all, Congratulations! Second, WOW!! What you accomplished is absolutely amazing, and totally YOU!! I'm just thinking back to your room when we lived together in Cambridge, all the bright, happy colors and your stunning smile :) What a way to totally personalize your wedding! And your ladies looked absolutely lovely. Amazing, you are so totally talented. Thank you for sharing, it was really cool to see what you've been up to :)

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  2. Thank you! And I'll be sending you an email in the next few days :) Good to hear from you!

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  3. Amazing post and these bridesmaid dresses looks amazing. I will have spring themed colorful wedding at destination NYC wedding venues so I will go for colorful outfits for my bridesmaid instead of coordinated dresses. You have helped me a lot by sharing these photos.

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  6. My husband and I are renewing our wedding vows and having the wedding we never experienced the first time around. Your post is amazing and we finally agreed to the dress style and we are going with yours. I can't wait to see how everyone will look in their dresses. The guys we decided to go with black pants, white shirt, matching ties and suspenders with no jacket, except for the groom. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on your new marriage as we move on to celebrating our vow renewal in 2019 of 40 years. Best of luck to you in the future.

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