Prom dresses make daring wedding gowns #Stuff we love#california#colorful#fantasy wedding#los angeles#multi-colored dress#non-diamond ring#peacock feathers#prom dress#purple dress Updated Oct 25 2016 (Posted Oct 8 2008) Ariel arielmstallings I'm all for white dresses, red dresses, blue dresses, purple dresses, but ZOMG I actually gasped out loud when I saw this picture of Kelly Devoto's fantastical colorful peacock-y wedding dress — which it turns out was actually designed to be a prom dress. Seriously, it's like a My Little Pony and Tinkerbell totally got it on nasty-style in a magical rhinestone shop and this dress was their sparkling bastard love child. And I mean that in the very best possible way! I'm totally in love. I've got a detail shot of the bodice and bouquet below, along with the bride's story of where she got the dress. Kelly says: I got my dress in downtown Los Angeles at this huge dress shop called "Trendy Too" (lol). They sell dresses primarily for quinceaneras and proms.The brand is Mori Lee, and my dress was part of the 2007 prom collection. They only had one of that particular dress at good old Trendy Too, it was way too big for me — but luckily my grandma is an amazing seamstress and worked her magic on it. This was the first and only dress I tried on. I just knew it was THE ONE!! The dress was the first thing I got for my wedding (besides the groom, of course) so once I had that, I picked out all the decorations to match the 3 colors of the dress: bright purple, electric blue, and honeydew melon green. [related-post]So, the secret to a colorful, fanciful, totally over-the-top wedding gown? PROM DRESSES! Folks who've read my book know that I'm biased toward prom dresses: the bright green skirt overlay from my wedding dress was made from an old prom dress I bought on eBay. Here are a couple more shots of Kelly in her dress: Related Post Is this bridal enough?: The great WHITE lie I am feeling the pressure to "give in" to a gown in the white family, like ivory or eggshell. Few people are immediately dismissive of a non-white dress, but over… Read More GOOD NEWS Mori Lee released a similarly-styled gown, available HERE! Or click this picture: Related Post Forget prom dresses — Quinceañera dresses are the ultimate wedding dress If you're thinking of a sleek modern gown or something eco-friendly and simple, Quinceañera dresses are your worst nightmare. But if you love colorful froof? ZOMG. Get ready... Read More 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 Short ruffly wedding dresses NEXT Offbeat Bride & diversity Show/Hide comments [ 60 ] That dress is amazing! Reply I have seen this wedding pic for YEARS and never knew the source! SO LISA FRANK PRETTY! Reply A few of the dresses I'm considering have definitely come from prom sites… I'm not ashamed! I gasped upon seeing this picture as well. Stunning. Reply I got my 2 wedding dresses, and both of them were prom/pageant gowns. I got 2 dresses for under $1,000. The price point is unbelievable! And plus you can find a dress more reflective of your style. A number of these dresses also come in white, creams–more traditional "wedding" colors! Reply I'm in love! That dress is fantastically amazing! Reply i loooove this dress, but more than anything i love what you wrote about it: "Seriously, itâ€™s like a My Little Pony and Tinkerbell totally got it on nasty-style in a magical rhinestone shop…" hahahahaha you rock just as much as that dress does Reply I don't know why, but I friggin' LOVE THIS DRESS. Totally not my style, but at first glace I was all ZOMG, just like Ariel. I wish I were this brave! 🙂 Beautiful, beautiful gown! Reply Oh my goodness! I love it…I am so jealous! I wish I was that daring but I'm too chicken to try something like that…but it's amazing! Reply All the dresses are perfect, and Alexis you are not too chicken for this we have dresses for your size too check out from flares bridal and formal Reply That dress is made of so much awesome and win. Reply HOT DAMN! That dress is gasp worthy! I freaking LOVE it! Reply The colors are incredible! I love it! Reply One of my Barbie dolls has a dress like that. I am all kinds of jealous. I also gasped when I saw this pic! Stunning, gorgeous, wow! Reply this is a celebration all wrapped up in one dress! Faerie queens would love it. congratulations Kelly – on finding your perfect dress, having your day your own perfect way, and on your, hopefully long and wonderful, marriage ! Reply thats just too cool! Reply WANT! That's dress is gorgeous! Reply Woooowww… this dress is fantasy incarnate. Ariel gets a rhinestone-encrusted gold star for her genealogical take on it. This is SO not my style, but at the same time, it is the kind of dress that you wanted to dress your Barbie dolls up in, just for the colourshock that would ensue. I totally second laura who said "I wish I was that brave!" Reply I heart that dress!! Reply "Seriously, itâ€™s like a My Little Pony and Tinkerbell totally got it on nasty-style in a magical rhinestone shop and this dress was their sparkling bastard love child." That's hilarious…Ariel, you are so clever…what goes in that mind of yours! I love it. Reply I totally adore that dress. And your description of it. I want it. I'd wear it every day. That skirt is complete perfection! Reply I LOVE TRENDY TOOOO! That is where I get my recital dresses! They have the biggest and best selection! Love the bouquet too! Reply I'm not a princessy kind of girl but when I saw this gown my jaw dropped, I absolutely LOVE this, it's gorgeous and so is the bride! Reply beautiful colors! the details are lovely and she totally rocked it. Reply I never get tired of seeing this dress! If I'd seen it a few months earlier, I might not have made mine! Reply sooooooo delicious. I love it. Reply Onibunny I love love love your suggestion… I have been looking for a dress like that. too bad it's out of my budget range Reply WoW-e-ZOW! Love it, wish that I were so willing to buck the trend. I love it! Reply that is a dress with color! love it. and your description had me crackin'up. Reply that dress makes me wish I could have gotten married twice! Reply I lloovee this dress, it is amazing! Reply Oh wow. That dress is exactly what I wanted!! Unfortunately Mother took over and said that grandparents would have heart attacks… dammit. But it is sooooo gorgeous!! Reply I LOVE this! It tugs at my 16-year-old inner self and screams "I AM WHAT YOU WANT"!! Of course, I already bought a damn dress, but if I hadn't? This is the road I would take. Reply i love the dress. it's the same thing i'm doing in my wedding. but mine isn't as wonderful as this dress. mine is a old red prom dress. its perfect for my december wedding. Reply WOW the colours are amazing! Reply She looks like a princess. A rockstar princess. I want to be a rockstar princess on my wedding day! Reply I simply love it.. Lets do away with the conventional and be bold and try something different ! I wish I could find more brides who thinks like this Reply I'm a straight guy and I think that dress is sweet! Reply i am in love with that dress!!!!! i really want to wear it to prom! thats what i was searching for when i found this. i'm serious where can i find this dress? Reply Right here: http://www.bestbridalprices.com/mori-lee-vizcaya-dresses-style-87096-p84016 Reply Holy crap this is amazing. You look fantastic… and I WANT THAT DRESS! Reply OMG! I am a black and grey kinda girl, but Crikey, I wanna be BURIED in that thing!! LOVE!! Reply That's an AWESOME dress! Reply Thanks for putting this up. It made me think I could pull off the colorful dress I want badly to be married in that everyone tells me not to. I probably wouldn't have if I didn't see this. (sorry if that didn't make sense) Reply so nice! so amazing… Reply i love that dress its so pretty i want it 4 my quinceanera Reply I want this dress for my wedding! NOW lol Reply I've stumbled upon this page quite a few times but I've never commented… I don't plan on getting married (ever) but if did I've rock out with my vadge out in something similar to this. Lol. Reply Stylin' dress FTW!!! Reply the dress is so cute!! My wedding dress is a prom dress too. I love it its cream ruffly beautifulness and only $125. yeah lol I look like and adorable cupcake lol Reply OMG! where can i find this dress and buy it! Im truly going 2 buy this dress! ahh! please tell me where i can get this dress! Reply Here! http://www.bestbridalprices.com/mori-lee-vizcaya-dresses-style-87096-p84016 Reply I abosultley ADORE this dress !! Oh My God i would do anything for it, unfortunatley its too BIG for my prom wich is in 4 years time and cant bloody wait !!, *huff* wish i could have this just for a day ! Reply I LOVE THAT DRESS IT REALLY NICE AND I LOVE THE FLOWERS Reply i love this dress it is so cute i want it Reply LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress!!!!!!!!!! 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