The wedding dress that may change your life

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:

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Photo courtesy of San Francisco's Alison Bank of FirstComesLoveWeddings.com

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.

  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!

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  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? :)

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  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.

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    • 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

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    • 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

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

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  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!

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  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

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

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

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  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?

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  10. I live in South Africa. Who do I contact to find out more about this dress?

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

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

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