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Our Wedding: The DIY, ultra-versatile bridesmaids dresses!

Before Geoff and I got engaged I found (and shortly became obsessed with) this amazing convertible dress, aka infinity dress, aka easy-peasy wonder dress! I found the tutorial to make it from Rostitchery. It’s basically a skirt with two long wide straps that you can wrap around you and wear in dozens of ways. I made myself a couple and loved them!

So when I started to think of potential bridesmaids dresses, these instantly came to mind. Cute, casual, COMFORTABLE, and very versatile. All my girls get to wear the dresses whatever way they like best. So I took on the task of making them for my 4 bridesmaids. They took about 1-2 hours each and were pretty inexpensive too. (Costing under $60 each!). Here they are hanging up.

There are designers that make a similar dress, like Butter by Nadia and Two Birds Bridesmaids. My version sported a few tweaks like built-in tube top and one was even a maternity version for my MOH. I wrapped them all up and packaged them with a note filled with websites that feature the dress with pics and videos about how to tie them.

I gave them beaded necklaces to wear on the big day. (Oh, how I adore chunky beaded necklaces!)

I gave them to the girls on Friday and we had a “Wrap Party”. We played with the dresses and all the different ways to wear them. It was a bunch of fun and I think all the girls liked the dresses. I had a great time making them for all my favorite girls! I can’t wait to show off what they all looked like in them! Just over a month until the BIG DAY!

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Cale and Lana’s whirlwind SF engagement session

I am so excited about Cale and Lana getting engaged! You may recognize them from the couple session Geoff and I did of them in December. They are the cutest couple ever! We decided to have their engagement session in the wonderful city of San Francisco, where they spent one of their first weekends together as a couple. This was one awesome session! It was a beautiful day so we chased all over looking for interesting spots. We started off in Golden Gate Park for a mix of cool architecture and natural surroundings.

Lana had one request for the photos and that was for some graffiti, and boy did we deliver! We found this AMAZING alley in the Mission that was pretty breathtaking.

No SF photo shoot would be complete without the Golden Gate Bridge so we drove up the hill for seriously the awesomest jumping photos EVER.

To wrap up the evening we headed to the beach for some sunset photos. It was such a beautiful night, we weren’t the only ones who had the great idea to take photos there — there had to have been at least 6 other photographers chasing around the beach with couples, brides, fashion models, you name it! Good thing we all know how to share. 🙂

Cale did a fantastic job designing Lana’s ring. Isn’t it purdy?

Dramatic dip sunset photo, ready…GO!

CONGRATULATIONS Cale and Lana! Geoff and I are SUPER DUPER excited about your wedding in October! We hope you love your engagement photos as much as we loved taking them. (Which is a lot!)

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