Layne Dann

Real Bride: Amanda Kathryn! #arentwecute #mrscute!

Layne Dann
Real Bride: Amanda Kathryn! #arentwecute #mrscute!
 This picture of Real Bride Amanda was posted onto Instagram during her wedding! The straps on her dress were made to be detachable and her head piece was a textured, blush rose with hand sewn pearls and antique lace appliques on it's petals.

This picture of Real Bride Amanda was posted onto Instagram during her wedding! The straps on her dress were made to be detachable and her head piece was a textured, blush rose with hand sewn pearls and antique lace appliques on it's petals.

Real Bride Amanda Kathryn came to us a few months ago.  Amanda is an edgy bohemian fashionista and her fiancé turned hubby is a carpenter with a penchant for hunting!  Amanda's wedding themes were 'Doe and Buck' and 'Jack and Jill:' A little bit country and a little bit elegant.

 Photo Credit: Jess Burhans of Burhans Photos.  In this picture we see Amanda's custom Gee June head piece and veil!

Photo Credit: Jess Burhans of Burhans Photos.  In this picture we see Amanda's custom Gee June head piece and veil!

For Amanda we rebuilt a wedding dress and added design details to a second wedding dress from Jim Hjlm (pictured above) to personalize her custom fit designer gown.  Origami fabric folds were formed to create her gown's bustle.  We customized her veil with 3-D floating flowers, made from organza and silk, in natural tones with pearls and metallic embroidery. Then we accessorized! 

 Photography Credit: Burhans Photos, Photographer: Jess Burhans.

Photography Credit: Burhans Photos, Photographer: Jess Burhans.

Wooden roses, dried leaves, tea and coffee stained flower petals, blush and cream pearls, antique lace, metallic thread, scraps from her first dress and crinkled tulle were the bulk of materials needed for The Amanda Collection.

The Amanda Collection ended up being a customized veil, a custom bride's head piece, a clutch, a bridal belt and five Bridesmaid head piece's!  The below are highlighted piece's from The Amanda Collection.   

 Amanda's Bridal Belt's motif was made from a dehydrated leaf that was hand sewn to antique lace and then sewn onto a bed of pearls.  The two lady bugs are handmade Hungarian cloisonné beads  who are 'feeding' off of a 'something blue' pearl!  The belt was made from lace, hand sewn onto cream ribbon and attached to crinkled tulle at the side seams to tie into an elegant and rustic tie at her dress back.  The effect was country and dramatic!

Amanda's Bridal Belt's motif was made from a dehydrated leaf that was hand sewn to antique lace and then sewn onto a bed of pearls.  The two lady bugs are handmade Hungarian cloisonné beads  who are 'feeding' off of a 'something blue' pearl!  The belt was made from lace, hand sewn onto cream ribbon and attached to crinkled tulle at the side seams to tie into an elegant and rustic tie at her dress back.  The effect was country and dramatic!

 Amanda's Wedding Clutch was made from metallic burlap, vintage lace, blush pearls, strips of fabric from her first wedding dress, a wooden rose at the button and resin deer antler's as a handle!

Amanda's Wedding Clutch was made from metallic burlap, vintage lace, blush pearls, strips of fabric from her first wedding dress, a wooden rose at the button and resin deer antler's as a handle!

 Amanda's Bridesmaids wore head piece's made from carved wood petals, charred edges, tea stained petal fillers and had her and her fiancé's initials on them!

Amanda's Bridesmaids wore head piece's made from carved wood petals, charred edges, tea stained petal fillers and had her and her fiancé's initials on them!