Monday, September 13, 2010

Mrs..... if you please!


photo by John Taylor
thats right folks! it's official! this gal is a MRS!!! and a week into marriage and I am still loving it/him, more than ever! I can't describe how fun and great the wedding was, but it was really magical. We were surrounded by family and friends all weekend, in a beautiful country setting, celebrating ...US (me and Ryan, that is) what could be better?!

so, now that it is all over and I've had some time to recover (honestly I just slept and slept when we got home) I am excited to share all of the hard work/ craftiness that went into the entire wedding extravaganza! ( I feel like I have all this free time now that I am not constantly stressing about wedding planning!)
photo by John Taylor
So, the thing that I am most excited to share with ya'll? why my wedding dress of course!

As I am a professional seamstress I was fairly adamant about not spending ridiculous amounts of $ (those things are like THOUSANDS of dollars) on labor that I could easily do myself. So, I knew that I wanted to make my own dress.... I lucked out when I found a vintage 1940's wedding dress at a local boutique that fit me perfectly....
the original dress! long/rotten lace sleeves and all!
but alas there were some problems with the old dress. First off the lace overlay was rotten, so I took it off!
stage 2
and I changed the hem length ( I added about a foot...yup, Im that tall!) and ....added a new lace overlay, which I patterned and sewed.
I bought 5 yards of this gorgeous lace!
WHEW! I, (of course) finished only the week before the big day... but I was very pleased with the result! I felt retro, and elegant and like the best version of me ever! it was a great dress and a great day!
the final result! photo by John Taylor

5 comments:

Carole Buschmann said...

So beautiful and you moved so comfortably in the dress. It did not overwhelm you ( the dress).

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh, congrats! You look absolutely amazing in the dress!

idée_géniale said...

What a gorgeous dress! Congrats, you look stunning.

Benny and Martha said...

joey, your dress is amazing! i saw it and immediately wondered if you had made it. gorgeous!! congrats again to you both!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I don't know how I missed all of these posts - but you were one stunning bride! Congratulations!!!