For those uninterested in princess wedding dresses, prepare to have your head explode from the innovative gorgeousness that is indie-designer Chrissy Wai-Ching Leung's dress line. Hailing from Seattle via Chicago, Hong Kong, and Nice, France, Chrissy specializes in making custom silk wedding dresses that fly (or in some cases float) in the face of over-brocaded poofy white wedding wear. Using hand-dyed silks, each dress is custom made to meet the needs of the bride's tastes and curves, ensuring that your wedding dress is truly one of a kind.
Chrissy caters to brides all over the nation via her website, but if you happen to be looking for a Seattle wedding dress, you owe it to yourself to visit her cozy Pioneer Square loft studio where, if you're like me, you'll want to fondle the samples and pet the silk-ribboned pillows for a couple hours. Forget the “white blindness” so common at bridal boutiques — at Wai-Ching you bathe in rich blues and reds and greens.