As one of the designers of bridal label Daughters of Simone, there was no doubt that Brit Castanos would dream up her own wedding gown when it was her time to walk down the aisle. The only question was how she would be able to incorporate all of her ideas into the perfect design.
"Embarrassingly enough, I’ve kept a folder on my desktop titled 'Top Secret' for the past couple of years," Castanos admits. "Don’t judge me though, I’m not a crazy bride lady! You just never know and I wanted to keep all my ideas together."
After getting engaged to Jeff Osborne, Castanos finally began combing through her ideas and putting her ideas to paper. The wedding, a weekend-long event held in a meadow near Yosemite National Park, was designed with a theme of music festivals, camping, and charming nature-inspired details, which complemented Castanos' bohemian, vintage aesthetic. Thanks to "a bottle of wine and a very large eraser," Castanos designed not only her own gown, but unique dresses for each of her six bridesmaids. She shares with Inside Weddings how these beautiful designs came together.
THE BRIDAL GOWN
THE BRIDESMAID DRESSES