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Kelly Gallery Show- Our Real Brides Walk the Runway!

The Kelly Gallery open house was host to the Janay A Handmade 2013 season preview of Eco Wedding Dresses.  Like we do for every show, we feature a few “real brides” who come back after their weddings for a fun twirl down the runway.   Robin and Leddy, below, wear their actual wedding dresses. Robin’s dress features tea-dyed silk hemp, with ombre dyed blue and green chiffon and tulle overlay.  We also braided in a bit of the color over the…

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Amber + Matt

Every once in awhile an opportunity to make a truly different wedding gown comes along.  Amber presented that opportunity.  Her wedding dress vision was a mix between Gothic (she won’t mind being called so) and Eco, which came together in a lovely dress trimmed with black lace detailing and created in Eco Silk Hemp. Warm wishes to the couple! The photos, taken by Stephen Melvin Photography, turned out so beautiful!

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Faux Fleurs

I are seeing more and more brides carry faux flowers down the aisle.  As I think about my own wedding, I wonder if I’d be willing to replace the magic, fragrance and texture of of fresh flowers with a more creative, eco friendly bouquet? Why would brides and bridesmaids carry fake flowers in the first place? Quality fresh flowers can be fickle, pricey, and have a big environmental cost. If you are getting married outdoors, especially in hot seasons or…

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Tiffany + Jess- DIY Purposeful Wedding (with 4 Rules!)

Tiffany and Jess are a very special couple.  Rarely do I get to actually meet with the fellas, but since Tiffany broke her ankle and had to be transported to all of her fitting by Jess, we all were able to spend some time together and I now feel like they are old friends.  Tiffany has shared a bit of their story and key details that they incorporated to create a homey atmosphere at their wedding. The “rules” (below) that…

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Boho Style

Bohemian styled photoshoot with lots of color featuring Kansas City wedding vendors

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