Multiple women over at Kvetch and Offbeat Bride have raved about their experiences working with San Francisco-based designer Amanda Archer. Her overall design sensibility tends towards the simple, with some bold choices in detailing. Her current line focuses on special occasion dresses and non-traditional bridal. All the brides recommending her gushed about her craftsmanship and quality. Via her esty store and blog, I've come to appreciate her range of style options from her line and completely custom designs (see some of her past brides wearing a complete mix of stunning custom dresses here under "weddings"). I also especially appreciate her incredible prices. Enjoy.
A Very Important Date dress for $425 ($650 for silk).
Her English Rose dress with this striking lace is also $425
Custom design with french lace and silk, v-neck front and back,. Finished with beaded flower appliques of pearls and swarovski crystals
Bridesmaids in her sky-blue pleated collar dress ($200 - a bit steep for 'maids, but it can also be made in white or ivory...)
This is a fancified version of the pleated collar dress... with ruffles and eyelet instead. $250.
Honestly, if I didn't have a dress already, I'd seriously consider getting the "A Very Important Date" dress. I'm loving that touch of vintage lace on the bodice and the tulle underneath. And I could rock the dress and buy an amazing pair of wear-again rockstar shoes without worrying about blowing my budget on attire.
*This is not a sponsored post. I've just spent too much time researching wedding stuff and hope that my obsessive googling can help someone else.