Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…

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The wonderful world of Wai-Ching's edgy, organic, and fiercely colorful wedding dresses

Hailing from Seattle (via Chicago, Hong Kong, and France) Chrissy specializes in making custom silk wedding dresses that not only astonish, but somehow project the celebratory nature of your wedding itself. Using hand-dyed silks, each dress is custom made to meet your tastes and curves, ensuring that your wedding dress is truly one of a kind. How does she accomplish such a thing for people all over the globe? We're not exactly sure. (Magic maybe?) But these brides might offer some insight…

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This BBQ wedding featured a "first rib"

These two totally embraced some awesome faves from Offbeat Bride: muglies, one of our favorite dress designers, Converse, hand-knitted shawls, and handmade handfasting cords. They took some advice to take a breather during the ceremony and totally rocked the venue selection (hello, gorgeous!).

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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…