seashell wedding dress

Sanibel and Captiva fashion divas strutted the runway yesterday in gorgeous gowns, dazzling dresses, stunning scarfs and sassy shoes all embellished with our favorite accent…. SEASHELLS!

sea shell wedding dress

It took two months for Melinda Graham of home decor boutique Surroundings to make this wedding dress adorned with JINGLES, BUTTON SHELLS and white land shells. I would have loved to have gotten married in this dress (especially if I could have ever fit into the tiny size)! It is so incredibly lovely. She even designed flower girl dresses…

brides maid dress with seashell

She embellished the flower girls’ flip flops as well!

brides maid flip flops

And the flower girl head pieces are laced with shells!

sea shell head piece flower girl

Melinda won first place for this seashell couture gown as you can imagine. Look one more time at the details…

seashell embellish on satin

Second place winner went to Marianne Kanzius in a dress she made from complete scratch then added seaglass beads and shells…

2nd place shellabration sea shell dress

 Look at these delicate details. So sweet…

seashells and sea glass embellish dress

There were more than a dozen other dresses adorned with our beloved seashells to Shellabrate the 75th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show this week. Susan Berg opened the show with a shellacious start…

seashell fashion show

Long time shell enthusiast Ethel Sinow wore a vintage Lily Pulitzer dress and jacket accented with a seashell handbag…

Ethel Sinow lily pulitzer

lily pulitzer seashell top

The Shell Island Garden Club made this beautiful shell scarf to match the rest of Edie’s shell lined dress…

seashell scarf shellabration

dress adorned with seashells

Check out all of the other shelltastic stunners…

seashell dog collar with matching dress

shellabration fashion show

Seashell design dress Sanibel

Mary Buck seashell cloak

jingle shell hoodie

shellabration seashell cover up

seashell embellished dress

seashell fashion show models

sea shell fashion show shellabration sanibel

Oh! I almost forgot to mention that my dear friend Jane donated one of her fabulous shell mirrors to start the show with an auction item. She too is amazing, isn’t she?

janes live auction mirror

Thank you to the models/designers Susen Berg, Ethel Sinow, Karen Tempority, Mary Buck, Harriet Witt, Barb Kapinus, Mary Bates, Canstance Mara, Kerry Trapp, Marianne Kanzius, Floral Artistry, Shell Island Garder Club, Ding Darling and Melinda Graham for sharing your love of shells. Peace, love and seashells!

fun bride with shell wedding dress Sanibel