Every bride wants something special for her wedding day, that’s pretty much a given. But when you’re an artist like print maker HesterCox, you know that sometimes, a regular white gown simply won’t do, especially when your love is in design.
That’s why when Cox saw the work of fellow artist Sara Jane Murray at a craft fair, she knew that it was exactly what she needed for her special day.
Murray runs a studio called Home Front Vintage, which specializes in repurposing World War II-era silk maps into wearable, and beautiful, clothing and accessories.
She immediately requested a dress.
At first, Murray didn’t realize that Cox was the bride. “How lovely,” she wrote in a blog post, “wearing a map dress for someone’s summer wedding let’s hope she doesn’t upstage the bride!”
One-of-a-kind wedding dresses are nothing new, and they’re always remarkable. With some skill and creativity, we’ve even seen regular toilet paper turn into truly stunning, and actually wearable, wedding gowns.
Check out Cox’s beautiful, unexpected gown below, as well as some of the other beautiful creations Murray has made using these gorgeous maps!
[H/T: My Modern Met]