The groom made the bride's dress #Offbeat grooms#diy wedding#rainy#seattle#short dress#umbrella#washington Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 19 2009) Ariel arielmstallings Photos by Kristina Goudey Ladies, you see that adorable short wedding dress the bride Catherine is wearing? You see that adorable groom next to her? His name is Hans and he made Catherine's dress. Seriously: he made his bride's dress! That said, I noticed this little post on the groom's blog: Number of dresses I've been asked to sew in the past 3 months by friends: 8. Number of dresses i've sewn in the past 3 months: 1. Hint: i don't want to sew you a dress. In other words, just because he made his bride's dress, doesn't mean he's making you a dress! Related Post Let's get soggy with Miranda & Joe's wonderfully woodsy, rainy wedding This is some gloomy chic, gorgeous Pacific Northwest rainy amazingness right here, folks. Moody, misty, and perfect. Let's follow this couple through their two-mile hike... Read more To get all the details about this amazing piano player and typewriter themed Seattle wedding, head on over to Ruffled. (Photos by Kristina Goudey from Goudey Photo. And thanks to Miss Jess for sending this in!) Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Sarah & Aaron's Hockey-Themed Wedding ON ICE! NEXT Lipdub wedding video Show/Hide comments [ 20 ] Unbelievable! I can't imagine that puffy bottom was easy to sew. Do I recognize this guy from Project Runway? (he seriously looks like that runner up from a few years ago, it would make sense, lol!) Reply Beautiful dress & how romantic that her husband made it for her!!!! Reply Mmm hum. My groom helped on my dress too. Reply *happy sigh* Vintage blue mason jars rock my world. Reply Love it love LOVE IT! Reply So glad this got featured! I was blown away when I came across it… Reply This is the best gift a groom can give his bride, how lovely! Reply The dress is cute, the decorations are cool, and it's romantic (and convenient!) that the bride's man made her dress for her. The only thing about this post that bothers me was the side note from the groom's blog about how he doesn't want to make anyone else a dress. It doesn't bother me that he wrote that, it's his blog, he can say what he wants. It bothered me that Ariel included it, as well as a blunt translation of the groom's blog. It just seemed unnecessary, unless she was really worried he'd be hounded with dress requests. It's not a huge deal, but it's been bugging me all day about how negative and out of place it seemed, esp. considering all the other things I've read from Ariel. It just gave me bad vibes for the first time on this site. Reply Interesting, Christa — I'm confused by your response. I thought the groom's quote was hilarious, and telling: Of course a guy who made a beautiful dress would get tons of requests from his friends to make more dresses. My comment was playing along with his quip, said with a smile and a waggling finger. I'm genuinely confused about how that somehow translates to bad vibes? Feel free to email me if you want to talk about it more. Reply WOW, this is true love. The fact that she looks spectacular in his creation makes me give him a definite thumbs up. He obviously knows her style and came up with what he wanted to see her wear that matched her body type and personality. WOOHOO! Reply Ariel, I suppose it's just sometimes hard to tell a person's tone via the internet. I just read the groom's quote differently. I read more of an annoyed, "quit bugging me, don't even ask for a dress" vibe, and I misread the tone of your comment. I believe that you had good intentions, and that's just why it threw me. Who knows…maybe I'm just feeling extra sensitive this week. I'm not ruling that out either. But, thank you for clarifying! Reply Christa, if you read through the groom's blog, you'll notice that he has a very wicked sense of humor – so I think he was just being genuinely funny about refusing dress-making requests – he was not being mean whatsoever. Hopefully this helps! Reply That you, Miss Jess. My good friend…who is also a Jess, told me today she read the post and found it to be funny as well. She said when he listed the number of dresses made and number of dress requests it reminded her of that credit card commerical…where it lists the price of things and at the end the experience is "priceless". So, that helped me to see a different side of it to. Reply I meant to write "Thank you" not "That you". =) Reply Great Job on the Very Cute Wedding gown!!!! I wish my groom would make one for me, but he doesn't sew oh well but then again if he knew, he probably would have made something that I would make me blush…. anyways Congrats to the couple!! Reply This is really quite sweet. 🙂 Though I suppose his post was just to discourage people who would be all WHERE DID SHE GET THAT DRESS I MUST HAVE IT RIGHT NAO Reply […] Give him special projects that cater to his interests Offbeat Bride has seen everything from Grooms making the wedding dress, carving the bride's wedding ring, toÂ creating his own Star Wars cufflinks. So we know that […] Reply Whether itâ€™s a modern bride or a traditional bride, a beaded veil will always complete the perfect look, giving your wedding dress a timeless look. Opt for the classic look and buy a beaded veil, fully encrusted with rhinestones, crystals and beaded motifs. Reply The dress is cute, the decorations are cool, and it's romantic (and convenient!) that the bride's man made her dress for her.it’s a modern bride or a traditional bride, a beaded veil will always complete the perfect look, giving your wedding dress a timeless look. Reply SWOON. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.