When it comes to planning a wedding, the fun really is in the details — and the more unexpected and unique they are, the better! From adorbs geometric invites to tiny DIY favors your guests will absolutely looove (and never part with!), it’s all about infusing your personality into every. single. element.
One bride in particular NAILED it on her big day, taking notes from non-traditional colorful dresses to create an airbrushed number that was so uniquely her. Artist Taylor Ann first drew attention to her gown when she posted a breathtaking pic of her DIY dream to Reddit, sparking an entire thread.
Documenting the creative process behind the finished product on her blog, Taylor revealed how she arrived at the ombre frock of her dreams and, as it turns out, it took quite some time. Picking up a secondhand dress, she first had it altered down four (FOUR!) sizes before starting on her artistic journey.
“For months I had been cutting out and coloring pieces of lace I planed on stitching to the dress,” she wrote. “As I laid it on the dress though it just did not look how I wanted… so I just took my airbrush I had been using to get nice fades of color on the flowers and just sprayed it and kept spraying it more and more. All in all, it was about three layers of paint on each layer of fabric and even on the inside of the lace edge,” she concluded.
You can see exactly what she means in the detail shots above, which were shared by her talented wedding photog, James Tang, on Instagram. Perfection!
The end result is so pretty, in fact, that some have been questioning its authenticity. So much so that Taylor shared a collage on Instagram with the hashtags #yesitsreal #nofilter. “Some people think my dress was Photoshopped to look good,” she captioned the snap. “These pictures were taken off cellphones by some of my wedding guests. No filter or edit here!”
Similar creations are now popping up across Instagram with the hashtag #dipdyeweddingdress. Showing off a wide range of hues and different levels of color, they’re all quite something, but it is worth noting what Taylor’s photog James pointed out so adamantly in his original Insta caption: Taylor’s dress was “airbrushed, not dip dyed.”
Whatever the method that was used, Taylor’s one-of-a-kind dress is DEFINITELY our newest bridal obsession.
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