Hey gorgeous Real Weddings brides! Do you ever get tired of seeing the same ‘ole party dresses at the mall? Do you ever find yourself looking for something more unique and original?
We recently stumbled upon Kimberly Adams, a designer and photographer who has a knack for reinventing old wedding dresses into new, exciting, beautiful works of art.
Ok, so we’re not suggesting that you grab the scissors and destroy your cherished wedding dress or your vintage family heirloom. But, we do love the idea of finding a thrifted wedding dress, with good bones, and turning it into a one of a kind masterpiece.
You don’t have to be a skilled seamstress to pull off an incredible transformation. You’ll be amazed at what scissors, sewing tape and (dare we suggest) fabric glue can do! All you need is a little imagination.
We think pairing this idea with the growing trend of styled engagement photo shoots is a match made in Heaven! (Speaking of “Styled Engagement Photo Shoots” check back soon for a new blog post on a recent styled engagement photo shoot that we’re totally smitten over.)
We asked Kimberly to send us some tips for you, our dear brides and she said, “The biggest piece of advice is to think outside your comfort zone.”
She also suggests, “Don’t think too hard about the design, just go for it! When I think about it too much, I get scared to try it. Just start cutting and sewing. I always start with a recycled dress and go from there. This was an old wedding dress and I just went for it. I use fabrics from thrift stores and I’m always on the search for anything I can use to reinvent, like curtains or an old silk gown. Look for anything that can add depth and texture.”
Can’t find a thrifted wedding dress? You can reinvent anything! Check out what Kimberly made with an old slip and curtain pieces…
Have fun with your creation and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. If you always keep your eye out for inspiration, you’re bound to come up with your own custom, wearable piece of art.
Are you in love with Kimberly’s peacock dress? You’re in luck, it’s for sale! If you’re interested in purchasing the peacock dress, please contact Kimberly at Kim@kaelitephotography.com.
Blog post by Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of Kimberly Adams. Model Alyssa Underwood.
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