DIY No-Sew Doily Wedding Dress

No-Sew Doily Wedding Dress

Well, hello again!

The last time I wrote a blog post was in December 2013. We are still living in Nashville, where I’m in my last year of Ophthalmology residency. Major life events since that last post include: raising a mini goldendoodle puppy who is now 2 years old, deciding to pursue further specialized training in Oculoplastic surgery, and learning that we’re expecting a baby girl in May 2016.

There were so many unique, handmade projects involved in our 2012 Mammoth Lakes wedding, and I had always meant to write about them… but here we are four wedding seasons later. For now I’ll write about my wedding gown, which I dreamed up around this time of year in 2012.

doily wedding dress front

via joielala | Taryn Kent & Shelby Clark

So if you’re searching for a wedding dress this year, here’s a unique idea: take a plain bridesmaid dress and glue a bunch of doilies to it. My dress turned out exactly how I’d envisioned it to be, and as a bonus it was super budget-friendly.

doily wedding dress back

via joielala | Taryn Kent & Shelby Clark

Read on for details on how I created this dress.

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A New Thumbprint

a new thumbprint: my blogger to wordpress story

apricot thumbprint cookie (marché, east nashville)

New Beginnings. July 2013 marked a few key events. First, my blog had recently and unassumingly passed it’s third birthday. Second, I moved to Nashville to start a new job. Third, I realized something unexpected had happened under my nose: my blog’s original domain ( was purchased by a domain investor in Thailand.

The third realization led me to read more about the possibility of transitioning from Google-owned Blogger to WordPress. Eventually I sought professional help and made the leap. So here I am at WordPress, making a new blogging thumbprint.

Thank you both to Andrea Whitmer at Nuts & Bolts Media and Jesse Michelsen at Splyced Hosting for seamlessly performing the migration.

Read on for the detailed story.

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