Harmony Sage Lawrence says it took six months to create the buzzy gown, which was made from recycled fabrics. The dress will be on view in Bellingham this month.

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It took Harmony Sage Lawrence six months to create a woodland and fairytale-inspired dress for her September wedding, as well as her husband’s matching outfit. But that time paid off with not only a one-of-a-kind dress but also a lot of buzz.

The seamstress and costume designer, who currently lives in Portland but hails from Seattle, posted pictures of the dress — which she says was made for less than $300 from used and recycled fabrics — on Imgur and Reddit, where the photos and story went viral and prompted ABC News and “Good Morning America” to do their own stories on Lawrence’s labor of love.

“It was pretty neat that that many people got to see it,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday. “That was pretty cool.”

The wedding outfits feature elaborate shaping, more than 2,000 hand-sewn beads and 15 yards of lace and other fabrics, according to Lawrence. The gown will be on display starting Friday at Bellingham’s 20th annual Pacific Arts Market, which is held for three consecutive weekends at Sunset Square as part of an annual crafts-fair cooperative organized by local artisans.

Lawrence, who sells some of her creations at her Etsy Shop, Temperate Sage Fashion, and her husband, Sean Parker, have worked together on creating fantasy-themed photography for more than eight years.

Harmony Sage Lawrence’s wedding dress took six months, but less than $300, to create. The one-of-a-kind piece will be shown over the next three weekends at the Pacific Arts Market in Bellingham. (Courtesy of Harmony Sage Lawrence)
Harmony Sage Lawrence’s wedding dress took six months, but less than $300, to create. The one-of-a-kind piece will be shown over the next three weekends at the Pacific Arts Market in Bellingham. (Courtesy of Harmony Sage Lawrence)