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Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Wed Oct 10, 2012 02:22 PM
Moved to Contests by oz_helen (35388) on 2012-10-12 20:34:09 Competitions go on the contests board!

Wedding Dress Design Competition!!

For all those with a creative side - design me a wedding dress. I have spent hours looking for one and still not found what I want. So here is your chance to impress with me designing skills.

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes get a trophy cookies and karma. Everyone else gets karma for each design submitted.

To start everyone off I have included a few dress design templates, but feel free to use your own.

Some ideas of my likes and dislikes:

Likes:
Bling
Lace
Embroidery
Elegance
Vintage feel (think Mr Darcy era or 20s/30s)
Colour
Unique elements

Dislikes:
Huge gowns
Loads and loads of ruffles
Feathers
Huge bows
Anything huge and standoutish
Pink
Black dresses
Red dresses

Our wedding theme is autumn and our invitations are cream with maroon ribbon, a flower in middle which are in variety of greens, golds, browns, oranges and reds and a blingy stone in the middle in various colours to compliment. None of the invitations are exactly like the other.

We are going for quite a vinatge/rustic feel to the day.

Some photos of ideas are attached from my little scrapbook of ideas.

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1........

GO....

(Note this competition is just for fun, no real trophies/cookies will be sent out. I may ask permission to use ideas)

24 Replies to Wedding Dress Design Competition

re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:24 PM
Dress templates
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 08:45 PM
Can it be a picture of a wedding dress that is real? Sometmes I watch those wedding shows on TV so I have a good idea, but I'm not very artistic. :(
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:44 PM
Anything goes around here ;)
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:14 PM
ok I need to find a picture of it or something similar!
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 1)
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:31 PM



Hope you like it! If you want more veiws of the dress I can get them. Oh, and I hope coral isn't too close to pink!
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 1)
By Sumayah Comments: 6945, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:50 PM
You caught me in a drawing mood. Here's my (badly) rendered gown. I swear my pencils were deep red and orange, but in putting it on the computer they went all pink. :/ But you get the idea.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:31 PM
Is more then 1 entry allowed?
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 1)
By Sumayah Comments: 6945, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Mon Oct 15, 2012 04:43 AM
I'm entering more than once. This is fun. :D Okay, this time I stole the embroidery elements from your ID dress.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Mon Oct 15, 2012 01:11 PM
Aww awesome. Keep them coming more karma to give ladies and gents xx
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 2)
By Sumayah Comments: 6945, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Tue Oct 16, 2012 04:36 AM
Last one, I think my ideas are run dry. So, theme and variation. Bodice idea from gown 1, bigger skirt, Celtic embroidery (in white or whatever the dress color is) with clear stones for a little sparkle, veil and shoes to match accent ribbon.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Tue Oct 16, 2012 01:02 PM
Thanks :)
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:49 PM
When are you announcing the winner?
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By ShadowLunaCatPremium member Comments: 8822, member since Sun Sep 12, 2004
On Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:58 AM
Hmmm... you seem pretty specific, and well, I wish I had Sumayah's creativity. but I don't. so... :? :? :?


Image hotlink - 'http://www.celticpagan.com/images/clothing/IWDress.jpg'



Liked this dress because it had the embroidery you wanted, it was fall-like colors. Layering is possible.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By ShadowLunaCatPremium member Comments: 8822, member since Sun Sep 12, 2004
On Sun Oct 28, 2012 01:00 AM
Saw another dress that looked really good... website had a "nasty" embedded in it.

Also, dress shown was from the BACK, one couldn't see what the front looked like.


Liked this dress, don't know if yellow is one of your colors. Dress looked subtle, could fit in with Fall theme, very easy to move in. Possible to layer shawl, etc. over dress.


Image hotlink - 'http://cdn-s3-0.wanelo.com/product/image/226044/x200.png'
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Sun Oct 28, 2012 02:46 AM
Winners will be announced on 1st January.

I'm open to all design ideas :)
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By toroandbruinmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3627, member since Fri Oct 10, 2008
On Sat Oct 27, 2012 09:21 PM
Edited by toroandbruin (202876) on 2012-10-27 21:22:11



The second picture in your "templates" showed a princess line which is a great choice for simple but elegant.

Here's a photo for inspiration. Doing a Google search, it appears that the trend in wedding dresses these days is strapless. That's unfortunate. but at least the bolero in this photo makes it not look strapless.

The photo comes from www.weddingclan.com . . .
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By saoirse3473member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2118, member since Sun Sep 02, 2007
On Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:05 PM
Edited by saoirse3473 (184938) on 2012-10-27 22:09:41 forgot to add...
Edited by saoirse3473 (184938) on 2012-10-27 22:15:14 oops



I would check out Ian Stuart Bridal- There are lots of unique dresses that have that vintage feel- lots are rather stand-out isn (lots of ball gown styled dresses), but many are simple an elegant. The picture I posted is the dress that came to mind while reading this. Yes, there is a very large bow in the back, but perhaps, with the right altering and talented seamstress, you can have the bow removed. There isn't much color as it's a more traditional style white dress, but the dress does come in other colors (the photo is a screenshot of the website's page for that dress- Just take a peek around there.


website- www.ianstuart-bride.com

(that particular dress is in the Killer Queen collection)

Also, I would browse around theknot.com - they have lists and lists of Bridal dresses- I've been looking around on that site for weeks now and i still haven't seen all the dresses! (I too am engaged).

Hope this helped! If not, I'd be happy to design a dress for you- I'm no dressmaker, but I happen to be going to school for fashion design as of current, so, if you'd like a design still after looking through all those dresses, shoot me a PM, i'd be happy to create one for you!
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 1)
By dancer7210 Comments: 283, member since Tue Aug 28, 2012
On Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:20 PM



Heres another entry! I liked this one because it has the color you liked, with out being too standoutish.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11032, member since Sat Sep 17, 2005
On Tue Nov 20, 2012 05:51 PM



Your specifications made me think of Nataya gowns. I have a few ideas for you and will post one at a time with pictures.
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11032, member since Sat Sep 17, 2005
On Tue Nov 20, 2012 05:55 PM



Here's a stunning Sue Wong 1920's style wedding gown for sale on eBay
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition (karma: 1)
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11032, member since Sat Sep 17, 2005
On Tue Nov 20, 2012 05:57 PM



My ABSOLUTE favorite is this one! :)
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By pointshoe16 Comments: 175, member since Fri Apr 13, 2012
On Sun Dec 23, 2012 03:43 PM
Ok, so here they are sorry about the bad photos i had to use the webcam on the computer...
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By pointshoe16 Comments: 175, member since Fri Apr 13, 2012
On Thu Feb 14, 2013 02:20 PM
(This dead much?)
re: Wedding Dress Design Competition
By Tansey Comments: 2367, member since Fri Mar 27, 2009
On Thu Feb 14, 2013 03:21 PM
Did anybody win this competition?

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