I decided to have the ceremony and reception at my grandparents' garden and house. They pretty much raised me and I love them more than anything, so this was the perfect place, where I felt completely at home. Here they are — they've been married for 60 years!
About my DIY rainbow wedding dress
My rainbow wedding dress was DIY: I bought a cheap Mori Lee dress & a strip of rainbow organza off the internet, then I cut bits I didn't like off — and sewed then the rainbow under the lace.
The dress was Mori Lee style “1964” to be exact. When I first bought it I loved the style and shape but I just needed a little more colour! I considered dying it so checked for labels to find out what exact material every layer of the dress was made from and whilst doing so noticed that the top lace layer of the dress was only sewn on at the side seams of the dress. This made me realise that I could simply slide another layer of coloured fabric underneath the lace to add some colour while still keeping the lace white!
I searched for a while online and finally found my perfect fabric, it was rainbow ombre organza, I believe this is the exact link i purchased it from. My original plan was to sew it underneath, but you know how wedding plans go, there just never seems to be enough time haha! So in the end, since I was only going to be wearing the dress for one day, I actually just used fabric glue!
I laid the rainbow organza over the dress flat on the floor and cut out the shape I needed, then did the same for the back of the dress. Then I just applied glue along the side seams and at the top of the bodice under the lace layer, and finally slid my organza pieces in place. 🙂
About my woodland rainbow wedding
We wrote our own wedding vows, but due to social anxiety we decided to do them in a different way. Instead of reading them during the ceremony in front of everybody, we recorded our own voice-over track, and then a week before the wedding, our photographers took us out to record an extra video. They then made it into our very own personalized “wedding vows” video that we could share with guests.
The day was beautiful!
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