The wedding dress that may change your life

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 | Photography by Alison Bank

I must share this photo of the wedding dress, which was designed and constructed by Jessica Hinel, a costume designer and seamstress based in the Bay Area:


If you want to know more about the dress and see the amazing Wai-Ching-inspired split train, go read the designer's blog post about her design and construction process.

Alison giving Mary a hand

See the full wedding here.

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Comments on The wedding dress that may change your life

  1. oh my gosh!
    thats the dress thats been in my head and unable to get out when i try and describe it!
    she is stunning!

  2. Me too! I want a dip dyed glorious halter dress thingie and so far hadn’t seen anything remotely like it – I saw this and swooned. Fabulous, you think she takes commissions? 🙂

  3. hi ladies,
    this is jessica, mary’s dress designer. thanks so much for your lovely comments. i’ve only recently moved from theater costumes towards custom evening wear design, but i welcome commissions. i’ve updated my contact page to reflect that. looking forward to hopefully collaborating with some of you.

    • I am getting married Feb 14th 2012 I have wanted to dip dye my gown forever. Please if you have the time can you please contact me via e-mail thank you and hope to hear from you soon

    • Hi could you help me im looking for a purple / ivory or purple / lilac dip died full skirt bridesmaid full length for my daughters gala in June x she’s a skinny 11 year old

  4. That dress looks a little like the one from Easter Parade that I love so much.

  5. That dress is like Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress!! I wanted a replica of her dress since like forever! Will totally be book marking Jessica’s page!

  6. Very cool! I had an idea of doing a TTD session and pouring red paint on it, much like this one! I was inspired by “The Fall”, the scene of the towering white cloth drenched with red paint at the bottom and bleeding up towards the top… great stuff

  7. Ooh, gorgeous! Reminds me of Gwen, too. I always thought that splash of color was awesome. ;D

  8. This is exactly what I was hoping to have done to my wedding gown! Who do I contact????

  9. This is the dress that I've been searching for – the dress that will make jaws drop. I *love* it – how can I commission this?

  10. Hee-hee! Never expected to find my old elementary school friend on Offbeat Bride! Way to go, Jessica!

  11. Gorgeous! I have wanted a dip dyed gown ever since Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale!

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