While many brides opt for the traditional wedding gown, Tania Jennings of England decided to take a huge leap of faith and dared to be different. This incredible 39-year-old bride and mother of two daughters spent seven months — a whopping 1,000 hours — crocheting the wedding dress of her dreams. She was still sewing the final stitches as the cab pulled up to head to the wedding, which took place in June 2015 at the historic St. Pancras Church.
After finding inspiration from a wedding dress she saw online, and her fiancé Andy’s favorite color purple, Tania threw herself into the painstaking project. For the next several months, she brought her materials with her to every single activity and function. She never stopped. She barely slept. She was completely drained. And get this — though she’d been crocheting since the age of three, Tania had never even attempted lace before.