I was overwhelmed by the amazing response to my “Calling All Short Dress Brides” post. Thank you so much for sharing your images and stories. I’m honored that I inspired so many of you, or gave you that little push or added bit of courage to step outside the box and wear a short dress on your wedding day. There is so much talent and creativity in all the submissions I got.
Weddingbee reader Emma (from Dublin) had her dress made by Sarah Foy in Dublin, Ireland. Inspired largely by my dress (this is why I LOVE Weddingbee), Emma had a top, skirt, petticoat and reversible bolero made. To go out after the reception she had a black pencil skirt (not pictured), kept the top and turned the jacket inside out so the peacock colored side was out. She’s worn the top and petticoat again already and hopes to wear all the separate pieces often (a girl after my own heart)! Photos are by Therese Aherne
Weddingbee reader MrsPeas shares photos of her Josephine dress by Stephanie James. Photos by Sara Remington of Anna Kuperberg photography
Amanda got her J.Crew Goddess dress (short) on sale for “next to nothing”! Photos by Brandi Thompson
Weddingbee reader betting_im_not bought her Galina dress from David’s Bridal. It was originally strapless, but she bought another damaged dress and used the fabric to make the cap sleeves. This style has been discontinued.
Weddingbee reader EmilyinParis shared photos of her beautiful Ramona Keveza short dress from her wedding in Paris. How chic! She bought her dress at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta, Georgia. When she started planning, she Googled “short dress brides” and found my post, and hence, Weddingbee!
Weddingbee reader Sarah shares photos of her dress. Photos by Bellissima Photographic Artistry.
Weddingbee reader CattyS had her dress made by Liza Rietz from Portland, OR. She hasn’t tried it on yet, but can’t wait!
Weddingbee reader Joanne is a UK based bride getting married in July and is “a massive Weddingbee fan”! Her dress is from Candy Anthony in the UK. She makes ’50s and ’60s inspired wedding dresses.
Weddingbee reader pdxkate is getting married in May and found this vintage dress on eBay “pretty much for a song”!
Weddingbee reader Erinp123 bought her After Six style #6507 (actually a bridesmaids dress) at Melissa Ashley Brides in downtown Westerly, RI. It has ivory lace with champagne satin underneath and was a little over $200. She writes, “The minute I tried on a short dress, I knew it was right because I felt like myself.” I love that! This is so important — to feel like a beautiful version of yourself on your wedding day.
Weddingbee reader hickchick bought a Sweetheart Gowns #2630 (seen above long) and had it altered to fit her style. She later found a dress at a consignment shop, and if I understand correctly, her seamstress combined both dresses to create the perfect dress for her!
Weddingbee Reader Msk8teohh9 custom designed her dress (impressive, right?!) and outsourced the making of it to a company in China called Milly Bridal. She is getting married in July!
Weddingbee reader Alisa doesn’t have a photo yet, but wanted to share how excited she is to have her dress custom made by Kimera Design on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. She was also inspired to hire Wes Jones as her videographer because of my posts.