When planning her upcoming wedding, artist Taylor Ann wanted to avoid the predictable cookie-cutter wedding template or staged managed event. Instead, her big day took place in a beautiful outdoor setting where her closest friends and family gathered to see her marry the love of her life.
Since the wedding dress is easily one of the most eye-catching elements of any wedding, she knew she had to come up with more than a hint of colour for her dress. And, man, did she nail it!
“I’m a messy artist, white was banned from the closet due to the fact I would probably get paint on it. I was also banned from paint and any other form of art the week prior to the wedding, just to avoid any skin stains or mishaps,” she explains
“When I said I was going to paint my wedding dress, I was surprised no one tried to steal all my paint and hide it until after the big day. Trust me there were some really concerned people!”
“For months I had been cutting out and colouring pieces of lace I planned on stitching to the dress. As I laid it on the dress though it just did not look how I wanted, instead of a fade from one colour to the next it just looked like patchy flowers that were messy and hard to even see.”
“I scrapped that idea and started brainstorming a few others like colourful tule (too light), puffy paint (too shiny) and fabric dyes (didn’t take colour well).”
“Finally I was fed up with all these tests and fails, so I just took my airbrush I had been using to get nice fades of colour on the flowers and just sprayed it. All in all, it was about 3 layers of paint on each layer of fabric and even on the inside of the lace edge.”
The end result is truly stunning and the best part? You can totally make your own dip dye dress. There are plenty of tutorials on how to color your dress. And if that sounds too complicated, you can always order one to get dyed.