When you create your custom wedding dress with Anomalie, not only do you get a gorgeous gown, but you also get welcomed into a very special community. Over the months and months of design work, we get to know you and you get to know us, so it’s pretty special for everyone involved when we get to the see you say your “I do’s” and dance around in that special dress. We love when you share your story with us and we are honored to share it with our readers!
Our bride here, Heidi, knew she wanted to combine her “hippie heart” with her future husband’s classic style when designing her dream dress and Anomalie was more than happy to oblige.
Read on for all the delightful details about her dress and Heidi’s wonderful wedding day!
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Posted by Anomalie on Monday, June 11, 2018
How did you first learn about Anomalie?
I first learned about Anomalie from my mom! She heard about it from one of her friends. I looked Anomalie up and the company had just launched a couple months before! So I followed Anomalie for the rest of the year until I needed a dress of my own. Plus, I was living in San Francisco at the time and I always have a soft spot in my heart for SF startups.
Why did you decide to go the custom wedding dress route?
I decided right from the start that I wanted a custom dress. I hadn’t even gone dress shopping! I just knew my taste well enough to know that I wouldn’t find the dress with all the elements that I wanted (in a shop). I wanted it to be simple with some flare. My husband has classic, simple taste, and I have the flare. Eventually, I did go wedding dress shopping and all my thoughts were confirmed – I couldn’t find a dress that fit both styles. I was also in love with the top of this Rue de Seine dress, but not the bottom. It had been a dress I’ve loved for years, so I figured I would just have to re-create it in the style that I wanted!
What did you have in mind when starting the process of designing your dress?
The one thing I wanted to make sure was that both my style and my husband’s style was incorporated. I wanted the dress to be a fitted silhouette, but I wanted the neckline and the top of it to incorporate my hippie heart. I knew this had to be some sort of lace, beading or flutter sleeve. I wanted to essentially take the top of the Rue de Seine dress that I loved and pair it with the bottom of a Sarah Seven dress that I had found. I also knew I wanted a veil, but wasn’t sure the length or style!
What inspired your dress dreams? Specifically what inspired that fabulous neckline?
The Rue de Seine dress that I mention is what inspired it! I wanted a variation of that dress. Something that wasn’t as heavily beaded, but had movement and flow. Wasn’t too flashy or shiny, but had the flare that I needed to feel at home in my dress.
How did you enjoy the whole Anomalie process? What was your favorite part?
I loved the insight into the progress of the dress; I thought that was so cool. The dashboard updates were my favorite days! Getting to see it come together and help tweak little things along the way was really fun.
I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t be able to communicate exactly what I wanted, but with the help of Rebecca and the photos I was using for inspiration, it was easy to pull it together. I also loved seeing the custom beading design come together! That was exciting when the final pattern came through and it matched what I wanted!
What is your favorite part of your dress?
I have to say the beading! It had the movement and hippie feel that I was going for. I was also surprised at how much I loved wearing a veil! I almost didn’t order one at the beginning – but I’m so glad I ended up doing it.
Tell us a bit about your wedding day – inspiration, location, style, fun details, etc!
It was a dream! We wanted the day to feel authentic to us, and not do things simply because they were “traditional” to a wedding. We chose the location because we loved that it was outdoors. We wanted it to feel relaxing and have that Southern rustic charm.
Some additional meaningful details include:
The song I walked down the aisle to was written by Coy’s brother and my brother; they are both composers. I was having trouble picking the perfect song to walk down the aisle to so they wrote something better than any song we could dream up!
We had wooden signs decorating the venue that were created by Coy’s mother and sister. They are both incredible artists and calligraphers. One of the signs surprised me on the wedding day. It read “I love you. I’m grateful for you.” It was created by Coy’s sister the morning of our wedding. The night before our rehearsal dinner I cried through my speech about how Coy and I consistently expressed our gratitude for one another. From day one, we’ve always said “I love you. I’m grateful for you.” His sister was impressed by this and created the sign the next morning! It was so special. His mom and sister also did some of the artwork for our invitations.
Last year, Coy painted a jean jacket for me with a landscape inspired by a trip we took to Joshua Tree. I love it and wear it all the time. I wanted something similar for our wedding. He surprised me at the rehearsal dinner with a light tan leather jacket that was painted for our wedding day. It had Texas bluebonnets and my new last name. One of my favorite details of the day!
What was the reaction to your dress from your friends and family?
They loved it! I had asked almost all my best friends for their opinions and help when designing it. I talked to my mom every week during the process about the dress. It was fun to have them all see it in person!
Favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite part of the day was taking pictures with Coy after the ceremony. We escaped with just us and the photographers and got to be alone. It was so fun to just sit in the moment and enjoy what had just happened. Plus I loved the dancing. I was the first one on and the last one off the dance floor!
Stylist Pro Tip: Heidi have you all eager to begin the Anomalie journey? Schedule a call with one of our Stylists to be begin the process today!
- Photography – Two Pair Photography
- Videography – Take Heart Films
- Flowers – Hart Floristry
- Catering – Word of Moth Catering
- Wedding venue – The Winfield Inn
- DJ – Texas Pro DJ
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