I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Dress Envy


Is there anything sweeter than the idea of a bride’s mother making her wedding dress? My jaw dropped when I found out that that was the case for this beautiful bride! The bodice and sleeves were hand-stitched with vintage lace appliques and beads, and the skirt is tulle with a layer of the mother of the bride’s wedding dress on the bottom. I can’t imagine a more stunning, sentimental gown.

Handmade wedding gown | Ciara Richardson

I’m loving that bouquet just as much as the dress!┬áSee more from this beautiful Salt Lake City wedding, photographed by Ciara Richardson, on 100 Layer Cake.

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    wow! that is great dress!

  2. Jennifer says:

    oh my gosh, that dress is so beautiful!

  3. Lena says:

    Love this gorgeous dress! My mama, a talented designed (and dress maker), always told me she’d never make my dress because it’d be covered in teary water marks!


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