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…

Got an idea for a custom wedding dress? Northwic will turn your dreams into wedding dress bliss

When I think about superb dress craftsmanship with serious offbeat chops, I ALWAYS think about our longtime custom dress partners, Northwic. I am constantly amazed whenever we get a new batch of photos showing their colorful, intricate, and gorgeously corseted gowns. Y'all know that online custom wedding dresses are totally the wave of the future, so getting in with a super reliable company is ideal. Let's see what these masters of craft can do for you…

Dark Garden Corsetry: not all dark, and not just corsets!

Despite their name, San Francisco's legendary Dark Garden Corsetry isn't dark at all — it's a gorgeous light-filled space — and it's NOT just about corsets. They've got bras and dresses and accessories and and and SO MUCH EYE CANDY.

Since I already have a Dark Garden corset, on my most recent visit I decided to poke into their NON-corsetry products, and dear lawd…