1. Storybook wedding: I have been obsessed with the idea of a storybook dress ever since I saw this promo pic with Ryan Gosling and co-star Faith Wladyka. A few days ago, Sara Lawson posted an adult version, which I think would be perfect for my fun and funky friend's wedding (pictured here in a band with Mr. Made). Alternately, I've been shopping around for some sort of fun graphic print. Keep your eye out!
2. Alaska romance: I love florals on a dark background, and what better to wear to a wedding in Alaska than this moody, floral inspiration! I think I can feel both dressed up and at one with nature in dress like this.
3. Fun and playful: After Jessica and Robert's wedding in Alaska, Robert's twin brother Jeffrey will be getting married in Tahoe. The bride, my friend Jen, has a style that is funky and punk and romantic all at the same time, giving me the perfect opportunity to sew up this playful dress. I have been wanting to make it for a while, and have already purchased the fabric and dye.
4. Vegas wedding: Finally, in September my cousin will be getting married in Las Vegas. She has asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding so I may not get to choose my dress, but maybe she will be one of those brides who sends you off with a color swatch and let's you choose your own. If that's the case, I'm definitely going to try my hand at making a bustier dress with my TNT bra pattern, inspired by Mahaila.
A note about colors: I'm sure the astute among you have already noticed that two of these dresses prominently feature the color white. I understand that this is can be a big no-no at a wedding, so I'm already brainstorming ways to make these my own. I am planning on dying the third dress a light yellow with a darker yellow accent, similar to this inspiration pic. For the storybook dress, the colors may be fine as-is because it is more of a print, but perhaps I could stain the background with tea to be a bit more off white. At least they don't feature lace! Any thoughts out there from brides or brides-to-be on the subject of wearing white at a wedding?
A note about shape: I really love fit and flare dresses for these types of events - easy to wear, flattering, and very romantic. I could also see having a number of these dresses in my closet for later events; they're dressy, but also fun and casual enough for a dinner out or an artsy party. I have one princess seamed bodice pattern that may or may not fit, but are there any other fit and flare patterns that you are loving?