When bride-to-be, Shayna, wrote to us about her hunt for the perfect custom wedding dress, we immediately through to Martin McCrea’s collection, since each gown is completely made by hand. No two dresses are the same, and for a discerning bride who wants exceptional quality, this is where to get custom made wedding dresses for your big day.
“Hi Emmaline Bride, I’ve been to bridal shops but I’m having trouble finding a wedding dress. I want to buy custom made dresses, but I’m not sure how to go about buying handmade wedding gowns online. Do you have any tips or places to look? My wedding is slightly vintage styled (Art Deco) and I think I want a vintage-inspired dress, but new. I still need ideas on what kind of dress I want but I want it long-length. Thank you.”
Hi Shayna! Thanks for writing! Great question — and if I were in your position, back when I planned my wedding, I would have probably wondered the same thing. Bridal gown shopping can be a tough experience especially when you have something in mind, but don’t want to necessarily buy anything you find off the rack. But where do you buy custom made wedding dresses, especially online, since you’ve never done it before? I understand.
When we received your email, it was easy for us to think of Martin McCrea Bridal Couture immediately. Marty’s collection of custom wedding dresses are completely handmade and available in a variety of styles (including vintage AND modern, yay!)
To inspire you + help you find your dream wedding dress, we’re sharing five of our favorites today. From Victorian-inspired Steampunk gowns to casual backyard dresses, you’ll quickly find there’s a little something here for everyone. To top it off, Marty is awesome to work with (he’s a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride) and his glowing reviews speak for themselves.
Now, let’s find you that dress!
Custom Wedding Dress
1. Empire waist wedding dress
I love this dress. My favorite details are the sleeves and the elegant high lace neckline.
2. Short sleeve custom made wedding dresses
I love how this style flares out! It’s a gorgeous dress.
3. Victorian Steampunk wedding dress
The cut-out style and high neckline make this dress one-of-a-kind. I love the skirt, and check out the back!
4. Casual wedding dress
This dress is fancy enough for the bride, yet cool and comfortable for a beautiful backyard or beach wedding.
5. Vintage wedding gown
This vintage lace wedding dress is one of my favorites. It reminds me of an Art Deco inspired wedding.
Where to Buy Custom Made Wedding Dresses
Ready to shop? You can visit the website at MartinMcCrea.com or the Etsy shop here.
Happy dress-shopping! I hope it helps + thanks for emailing us!