When Abbey Ramirez-Bodley started planning her wedding, she knew the dress was going to be a big part of her day.
But after going shopping, she was shocked (as many of us are) at how expensive dresses were and couldn't justify the cost.
Then she had a brainwave - she was going to make her own outfit using crochet.
The 22-year-old, from Oklahoma told ABC News: "“I came across a girl that had kind of done the same thing and also had crocheted doilies, but I think it was short and didn’t have sleeves.
"I showed the picture to my aunt and asked her if it was possible to do something like that. She taught me to crochet when I was four or five."
As Ramirez-Bodley and her aunt, Jennifer Wollard didn't have a pattern, there was a lot of guesswork, but it finally paid off when they sewed the pieces together.
Here is the final result:
They spent eight months working on the gown - the sleeves took nine hours alone, and used fabric to make the sleeves and waist sturdier.
Ramirez-Bodley was also savvy about how much she spent on materials. Using a combination of vouchers and cash, she spent $80 (£46).
"(We used) two miles and 1,400 yards of yarn,” she said. “The rolls we buy have how many yards it is, and I took how many yards we used and charted it into miles."
Her husband, Jake Bodley, was said to be amazed by the result.
Julie Graham shot the photographs of the day.