This Bride Designed Her Wedding Dress From Scratch and the Result Is Breathtaking
DO try this at home, ladies!
Saying yes to the perfect wedding dress is tough enough, but just imagine designing the gown for your big day on your own, from start to finish. Well, that's exactly what Dana Wolley did.
Wolley is a fashion influencer in the Middle East who tied the knot to Samer Zayat this summer—July 29, to be exact—and used her Instagram account to document the step-by-step process of working with Esposa to create her one-of-a-kind dress from scratch.
Speaking to Savoir Flair a few months back, Wolley revealed that the theme for her wedding was "modern Victorian" and that she chose a lesser-known designer because it was "very important" that she have creative reign over the vision, execution, and result.
Check out the highlights from this bride's creativity at work:
🔙 to the making-off @doooonie 's incredible dress! Each stone was beaded by hand one by one! Only the beading took 2 months of working days and nights! ✨💛#EsposaTailorMade #atelieresposa #YouDreamOfItWeSewIt #dooniexesposa من مراحل صنع فستان زفاف @doooonie ! مرحلة خياطة الأحجار الكريمة تطلبت وحدها حوالي شهرين من العمل الدؤوب ✨
A photo posted by Esposa (@esposagroup) on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:00am PDT
30 Days to go for the big reveal! Our little hands in the atelier are almost done and we can't wait to show you this masterpiece! #DooniexEsposa #YouDreamOfItWeSewit #EsposaCouture @doooonie ٣٠ يوم للحدث المهم! الخياطة في مشغلنا في أواخرها ! انتظروا النتيجة! 😍
A video posted by Esposa (@esposagroup) on Jul 1, 2016 at 2:49am PDT
Yes , It's Finally Happening Today #DoonieAndSamer! 💍💍 @doooonie customized an @esposagroup #BridalGown designed by her! Can't wait for the Reveal tonight! #dooniexesposa Video by @patricksawaya #LebaneseWeddings @lebaneseweddings #Doonie #Elegant #Classy #Bride #WeddingSeason #Patricksawaya
A video posted by MAG LEBANON 🇱🇧 #MAGLEB (@maglebanon) on Jul 29, 2016 at 1:46am PDT
While we appreciate all the hard work, we are even more impressed by the finished product:
A photo posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:20pm PDT
A photo posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT
A video posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Jul 30, 2016 at 11:48am PDT
A video posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT
A photo posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:42am PDT
A photo posted by Dana Wolley Zayat (@doooonie) on Aug 3, 2016 at 7:50am PDT
What we see before us is a champagne-colored dress that is gorgeously beaded to the nth degree. The look is topped off with an exclusive pair of Nicholas Kirkwood platform heels—"the most comfortable bridal shoe," she claims—and featured hand-picked pearls.
This is a truly unique look for a very fashionable and tasteful bride.