Handmade blue wedding dress #Fashion DIY#Fashion Porn#1950s#bicycle#blue dress#colored crinoline#dog#hat#retro September 15 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Thanks to offbeat reader Danielle for emailing me about these amazing photos from the schoolhouse wedding of Lulu Bliss. The bride made her 1950s-style tea-length dress by hand (she reports it took about 100 hours) and if you look carefully, you'll see red crinoline peeking out the bottom. (Colored crinoline FTW!) We all know I'm partial to wedding hats, and this whimsical one is no exception. To see more from Lulu's wedding (the happy couple on bikes! a wedding dog! walking down the aisle together!), head on over to Lulu's picture-heavy blog post. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Michelle & Jason's costume party picnic extravaganza NEXT Meet Shrie, the first ever Offbeat Intern! Toggle comments [ 13 ] OMG I love it all! That dress is too die for! The whole assemble is adorable! Such a beautiful wedding all around! 2 agree Reply Hey Lulu, massive points for the dress, double massive points for your San Jo wedding and TRIPLE massive points for having the wedding at History Park, that place rules! My fave is the candy shop. 1 agrees Reply I love the school house idea! Too Cute! 1 agrees Reply Beautiful! Perfection! 1 agrees Reply I want to do a school house wedding too but there arent any good ones around here…hmf. Reply Wow! Thanks for the compliments. I referred to Offbeat Bride so many times during our wedding planning. There are so many inspiring brides out there. We had a great wedding weekend and I have to say it was 100% what we wanted, no one telling us what to do. Thanks for all the info I got from this site and for being so supportive of brides who don't want the traditional! xo- Dolin (aka lulubliss) 1 agrees Reply As someone who was there, I can tell you it was the most beautiful wedding (and bride and groom) ever. I don't really cry at weddings, but I did at this one. It was just perfect! Reply best wedding ever. tear jerker in every way. Reply Amazing dress, I love it! Extra points for the bikes ;o) Reply She looks too cute! Love the outfit! @~>~~ Reply Oh wow! Reply Yay! MORE Colored Crinoline! And Thank You LuLu for mentioning the 100 hours it took to make your gown. Few Brides understand the Why of the pricetag. Reply […] Offbeat Bride.* Thinking about wearing a retro-chic blue wedding dress? Or maybe some fantastic non-traditional wedding photos? This is the site for you. I've got […] Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.