Now don't get me wrong, I love the dress I got married in, but sometimes when I see a dress like this one from our sponsor Solitary Pearl, I think hmmm… I wish I had known about this dress with that holy-crap-gorgeous back details years ago!
Solitary Pearl offers comfy and eco-friendly dress designs like my new favorite up there. Much like that dress, all these Solitary Pearl dresses are just so incredibly beautiful but still indie, and just feminine enough to please princesses and tomboys alike.
I hope you haven't found your wedding dress yet, because there are three reasons you're going to be seriously tempted by Solitary Pearl…
Solitary Pearl is all about ethically sourced and made wedding dresses
Remember when we told you about Wed Altared — the eco-friendly collective of 20+ designers and vendors? Wed Altered is organized by Christen, the designer behind Solitary Pearl! So clearly, Christen has a passion for sustainability and social justice. Whether you're purchasing a dress from their collection, or having a dress custom-made, Solitary Pearl uses all natural materials — many are Fair Trade — and dyes — any dress can be made in any color! Which means, all their dresses not only look good but feel amazing.
Solitary Pearl is offering Sew Along patterns to introduce their upcoming line of DIY wedding dress kits
Solitary Pearl is creating a line of DIY kits and Sew Alongs — putting together kits of a muslin pattern, fabric, notions, directions, and a personal Q&A sessions — so that all brides can afford eco-friendly wedding dresses, and experience slow fashion. In honor of this new business endeavor, Christen is offering a special dress pattern for free, exclusively for Offbeat Brides:
The Sew Alongs will usually cost $149. But I'm doing a pattern for Offbeat Brides free! It'll include the digital files for the pattern, a whole lot of instructions and videos, and live online Q&A with me once a week. While it won't include the fabric and materials, I'll be happy to help source fabric and everything they need for the pattern.
This pattern will be one that they can make for an everyday dress, honeymoon dress, bridesmaids, rehearsal, whatever! So even if you already have your dress you can still join us!
Head over here for more info on the Sew Along.
Solitary Pearl has limited time discounts on their Etsy site
OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: For those of you who don't have the skillz to make your own dress, Solitary Pearl is offering two discounts over on their Etsy site:
- 20% discount until July 12, 2013: Use the code Offbeat20 at checkout.
- 10% discount until September 1, 2013: Use the code Offbeat10 at checkout.
Whether an eco-friendly dress is your top priority, or a dress made by your own hands is more your style, Solitary Pearl has your back covered. (Beautifully beautifully covered in exquisite style. OMG, look at that dress up there!) Get in contact with Christen from Solitary Pearl and rock the ethically-sourced dress of your dreams.