Friday, July 24, 2009

A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes. 
Vera Wang
This week I'm participating in Kelly's Korner "Show Us Your Life" post. The theme today is your wedding dress.

I was recently married in November 2008. The original plan was to wear my grandmother's wedding dress circa 1934. It is gorgeous, classic and stunning. It was not only worn by my grandmother but also my aunt in the 1960s. 

With our seamstress, my grandmother's dress and an original photo from when by aunt wore it. We put in our best efforts to make it work!

But as the alterations progress, it was looking less and less likely that it was going to work. The lace was literally ripping with each touch. 

So after a minor panic attack that I now had no dress (less than 2 months before the wedding!) my mother and I headed for David's Bridal which worked out beautifully! I was able to find a wonderful dress that was just what I was looking for and in my budget. I walked out with the dress that day.

My veil was handmade by my mother.



20 comments:

Dreams2009 said...

Gorgeous dress! You look so pretty... And your mom made the veil, WOW! I love the detail.

Bethany and 3sonsplus1 crew said...

Beautiful!! And your mother did a great job with your veil, too!!

Allison said...

what a gorgeous dress! and the veil is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE it!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

The back of your dress is lovely. It has been fun to see everyone's dresses. I am glad Kelly did this.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Gorgeous! I think your dress definately fits your personality.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your dress is amazing and you were an incredibly beautiful bride!!

Rachel H. said...

Love your dress! It was gorgeous!!

Whitney said...

It's beautiful! Your mom is amazing - this veil is gorgeous!

Angie said...

Your dress was absolutely gorgeous, and so was your veil. You were a lovely bride! We got lucky with David's!

Happy Dash said...

Sad about your grandmother's dress, but what an effort. The final dress is beautiful and what an amazing job your mom did on the veil! Did you preserve the veil to use as a future heirloom? That was the only thing I had preserved, as I wore my mom's!

Kristen said...

So pretty - I would've never guessed your dress was from David's - it looks vintage! The veil is amazing too!

Jesse said...

I love the lace on your dress...so pretty!

Kristen at http://dankrisolsen.blogspot.com/ told me you've recently moved to St. Louis, and that's where I just moved too!

How are you liking it so far??

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful dress.....What a great job....i enjoyed your blog...Stop by and visit me when you have some time.

Princess Freckles said...

I know I've told you this before, but that veil (especially with your stunning lace gown) is hands down one of my favorites! You looked so beautiful! Seeing those photos makes me get goosebumps and feel so excited for my wedding day! Which is 3 months away!

Jillian, Inc said...

How very pretty! And I love that you had some as special as your veil handmade by your mother. You were a beautiful bride!

Cheryl said...

I love the dress. WOW, your mom did an amazing job on the veil.

Cheryl

sarah m said...

WOW, what a gorgeous dress!! It is so elegant...love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Trisha said...

Great story! :)

I have always wondered what your wedding dress looked like. Now I know, and it is GORGEOUS! :)

 
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