FOR some women, wedding dress shopping can be a bit of a yarn.
And in their quest for perfection, many brides-to-be opt to design their own.
But one Huddersfield woman went one stage further and spent four months hand-knitting her unique, woollen dress.
Lydia Tayler has always been a keen knitter, having picked up her first needles at just six years old.
And after she opened her new shop Spun in the Byram Arcade, the 26-year-old decided she wanted to take on an unusual project.
She said: Knitting is a huge part of my life and I always knew I would want it to form some part of our wedding.
Since the age of 16, I have been knitting all sorts including scarves and jumpers.
I used lace-weight Merino Wool, so that it was delicate and light.
I had only told a few people about my plans to knit my own dress.
And I think lots of them had images of me wearing a thick jumper-like dress.
Most of the guests had no idea what I was wearing, and quite a few refused to believe that I had made it when they saw it.
My dad even joked in his speech that Id knitted myself a husband, although of course that isnt true.
Some days I would spend around six hours knitting the dress.
Most of the time I would do it in shop but I did take the dress home at the beginning to knit.
My husband-to-be Ashley could see me doing it, but I stopped taking it home when it got a bit bigger, so he really had no idea what it was going to look like.
The knitted dress was placed over a silk slip, and Lydia explained it wasnt itchy at all.
The Paddock woman married Ashley Pears at Huddersfield Town Hall and the pair enjoyed a reception with more than 100 friends and close-knit family at the Rugby Club in Lockwood.
She continued: It was a dream day and so nice to have worn such an individual dress.
If someone else was considering knitting their own dress, Id tell them to go for it.
Theres nothing better than walking down the aisle knowing youve got a totally unique dress on and one that youve made yourself.
Just make sure you leave plenty of time.
Lydias dress is currently on display in her shop window on the 2nd floor of the Byram Arcade.