"Official" photos of my handwoven wedding dress

Hi all,

We did the final photo shoot for the wedding-dress on Saturday, and came up with some lovely photos.  I've posted them here (click to see the full size version), but you can also see them on my blog at http://www.tienchiu.com/2010/02/proud-to-present/ .

For those who just tuned in, the wedding dress fabrics are all handwoven (search Weavolution for "wedding dress" and you'll find the drafts and the individual projects posted on Weavolution).

I'm EXHAUSTED!  I've been working on this project for nearly a year now, and I've been working 40+ hours/week on it for the last month or so (on top of my full time job!), trying to get it ready in time for the Convergence Fashion Show.  We still need to put on some finishing details, but we're basically done now.

Photo credit goes to Joe Decker of Rockslide Photography.


Posted on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 16:22

Tien, your time and effort was been well worth it. You wedding ensemble is lovely, enchanting and captivating. This maybe the Chinese year of the "tiger" but the only "Tigerrrrrr" at your wedding is going to be YOU!

Again Happy Chinese New Year, life long, prosper and be very very happy.


Posted on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 17:17

Tien It looks fantastic your dedication and hard work have paid off


Heres wishing you a very happy wedding day and a long and prosperus life for you and your parner




Posted on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 17:51

Oh, Tien, it is the most fantastic, wonderful, fabulous... wedding outfit I have EVER seen!! You ought to be on the cover of every fashion and houte couture magazine in the world.

I wish you a wedding day and a marriage to match this!

Posted on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 19:30

your dress and coat are fabulous;you are going to be a radiant bride ;

I wish you and your futur husband all the best of luck and may you live happely  forever

Posted on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 20:17

 It takes my breath away!  You are such an amazing woman -- an inspiration to us all!  You set out an amazing challenge for yourself and created the most gorgeous wedding outfit imaginable!  Some people would have been satisfied with weaving their gown... but the coat, too!  INCREDIBLE!  There should be a museum somewhere worthy of this when you have enjoyed wearing it on your special day!

Posted on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 01:01


It's glorious! Absolutely beautiful!

Following your journey of making this dress has been very inspiring. May you and your partner have a long joyful life together.


Posted on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 12:30

How beautiful ... and you look fantastic in it.  It's weavers like you who give beginning weavers - like me! - inspiration.  I've been sharing your weaving story with folks here in my little town and they simply can't believe it.  Someone actually weaving their wedding ensemble!  What a challenge you took on ... and how amazingly beautiful your challenge turned out.

May your special day be blessed and your future life be full of memories. 



Posted on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 21:41

WOW, how amazing and gorgeous! That this is all handwoven makes it so very special. Best wishes for your wedding!

Posted on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 00:42

 If you count all the "double-happiness-es" in your beautiful dress - they should add up to a pretty happy marriage and future.  It is also clear that you don't fear a challenge - another key ingredient to a happy marriage.  Congratulations and spectacular work.



Posted on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 15:06

And, Tien, remember that your dress is a good lesson in making your marriage:  hard work, thought, commitment to being the best you both can be, patience, determination, and working out the kinks with love and vision.

God bless and keep you both!

Nancy C.

Posted on Fri, 02/19/2010 - 17:12

Tien, I know I've said it before elsewhere but I hope you don't mind if I say it again: your dress is breathtaking, your workmanship is impeccable and you were able to carry out such a big project to a magnificent end.  Congratulations!

Wishing you a beautiful life and joy and happiness,

Eva :)

Posted on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:22

Hi Tien,

It is absolutely beautiful!  Thank you for sharing with us.

As Eva, I also wishing you a beautiful life and joy and happiness!