Transcend decades and off-the-rack dresses with Mischelle Jillene's custom gowns

Guess who I met at Lovesick in Los Angeles — Miss Mischelle of Mischelle Jillene Custom Gowns. I'm a born-and-raised Los Angeleno, so I'm always happy to gush over local sponsors! Especially when they are super-talented dress designers, and dress re-designers.

Yes, I said "re-designer" — you're gonna love that. But first, let's talk about the ways Mischelle Jillene can assist you in all your dress needs…


Real brides give us the low-down on getting their dream Wai-Ching wedding dress

Wai-Ching dresses are so dreamy that I sometimes forget they're FOR REAL, so I was all a-flutter when I saw them in real life, all lined up, in the prettiest raw silk rainbow I've ever seen. These dresses may look like fantasies, but I assure you they're real, they're just as gorgeous in real life, and you can totally hook yourself up with one for your wedding. Let's get a Wai-Ching reality check with real brides, real experiences, and really awesome dresses…


This bride got married in the shirt she wore on her first date with her husband

I just really, really wanted you guys to see this outfit. When Jenny married Jake in Georgia last April, she paired a simple button-down shirt with a voluminous, white, ballgown skirt. And doesn't she look incredible? But, but, BUT — *dances with glee* — this is the shirt Jenny wore on her first date with Jake! IIIIIIIIIII KNOW. She topped it all off with a pearl necklace, a large bracelet, and some cute ankle boots. Well done, Jenny. Judging by the last couple photos here, you know you rocked this look.


Just letting the world see this awesome green tea-length wedding dress

What is it about red hair and green dresses that is just so delicious? When I saw Clare's emerald-green, tea-length wedding dress, I wanted to know aaaalll the details. She and Ian got married in Tunbridge Wells last February, and Clare rocked an ensemble custom made by Chrissie Nicholson-Wild from Curve Couture. She topped off the look with some family heirloom jewelry, a bolero from a Facebook group, and custom-made, sparkly high heels.

Where are my British brides at? Y'all might want to take a close look.


Bow at the throne of a rainbow-colored masquerade wedding

Photographer Liz Lui said that Cameron and Keith's Chicago wedding was inspired by novels such as The Once and Future King and Jim Henson's film Labyrinth. Combine those mystical items with the old-world glamour of Chicago's Alhambra Palace, and you can almost see the magic in the air. Cameron added to the theatrical flair with an incredible gown custom-designed by Branimira Ivanova, the costume designer of renowned Hubbard Street Dance. The lace, the collar, the skirt, the veil — there isn't an element of the dress that isn't mind-blowing.

I've saved my favorite details for last. Cameron's purple updo is everything I want in life, absolutely, BUT. How many grooms have YOU seen lately with a hot pink crew cut? And wearing a unicorn mask? You go, Keith. You go.