This section of Kittenhood is dedicated to handmade wedding dresses. For many of us, it’s the one dress we have made to our exact measurements and our exact taste during a lifetime. And it’s supposed to last a lifetime – at least in our memory. So we got in touch with creative women who wore beautiful handmade dresses on their wedding day – a detail that’s virtually impossible to go unnoticed.
If your wedding dress was handmade, we’d love to share it here! Check our submissions page to find out more.
Kittenhood: Did you always know what kind of wedding dress you wanted?
Andreea: I think every girl imagined what the perfect dress would look like at some point! I grew up doing the same, only in time, the dream Rapunzel dress turned into something more subtle.
K: How did you come up with the design for your dress? What inspired you?
A: Simplicity. That’s what I wanted and that’s exactly what the dress expressed, while at the same time keeping an elegant note.
K: Who made the dress?
A: I drew the initial sketch of the dress, then my mom made my dream come true. My best friend and I helped with the details, and the sash was created by Lorelei.
K: Does the dress define your personal style or did you get out of your comfort zone for the occasion?
A: I never liked standing out because of the way I dress. For my wedding day, I wanted to feel like myself buta also very comfortable, since it was such an emotional day.
K: What was the one thing you loved most about the dress?
A: I loved everything about the dress! It has great emotional value because it was made by the people dearest to me.
K: Was it a surprise for your husband? If so, what was his reaction?
A: My husband is a videographer, so he’s seen many wedding dresses in his time. That’s why I wanted my dress to be special for him, too, and it was!
K: Were there any other handmade details in your wedding?
A: Yes! My husband and I made the invitations. All the details of the reception were handled by our closest friends and family. The cake and sweets were made by my mother in law. I have to say I felt blessed to have my friends and family so close and so involved in making my wedding day perfect!