I am having a hard time with my show and tell today. :( I wanted to show you the cakes that I decorated. However, we switched computers and I think that many of our old pictures are still on the old hard drive and I don't know how to get to them.
So, change of Plans. Today I will be showing my wedding dress. :)
My anniversary is in 3 months. Hopefully, I will have actual wedding pictures scanned in. We don't have a scanner, so I can't show them yet. Daddy has a scanner at work, that we can use, but we need to find a slot of time when he isn't working to go and do that. Which isn't the most exciting and fun thing to do. ;-)
Well, my wedding dress is very special to me. I am sure most brides think their wedding dress is special. :)
I had *very* specific things I wanted in my wedding dress. I wanted a tulle poufy skirt, I wanted it to be simple, yet elegant. I wanted the back to be high, and the neck line to be modest.
Very hard to find a dress with all of the specifications. I found one on the Internet that I loved, but my mom didn't trust ordering things over the Internet at that time.
My husband's good friend had gotten married the previous summer. His bride's wedding dress was very beautiful, and modest. She had told me that she found a bridal salon that had altered her dress to be modest. She said that it was a dipping sweetheart neckline, and they were able to take it up to her collar bone.
My mom and I then went to look at this bridal salon two hours away. We had little success in our town's bridal salon. In fact, my mom and I visited it one time. When I asked the owner if she had more modest gowns, she sort snorted, and laughed saying I wouldn't find one. That the style was strapless, and gaping necklines. She was no help at all, and very rude to say the least.
We walked into this other bridal salon, and the owner was *so* nice and helpful! You could tell she loved to dress brides, and made us feel so comfortable and at ease.
I will start showing pictures now. My Sister-in-law is modeling the dress. There is a reason as to why, which I will share in a moment. :)
But for now here are pictures.
I am not sure if my sister in law would like to be on the world wide web, so I blocked out her face. I can assure you she is very pretty. :)
But as you can see this dress had everything I wanted. A big poufy tulle skirt, simple, yet elegant, and a nice high neckline. Thing was, this dress had a terrible plunging neckline to begin with. I mean horrible! I think it went down to the middle of my stomach!
But I *loved* the skirt, and I couldn't find another one like it. So the sweet lady of the bridal salon said she had the best ever seamstress working for her doing alterations.
She brought out the seamstress to see what she could do with the gown. She was German, or Swiss or somewhere from that part of Europe. She told me she could remake the entire boddest for me. She also said, with my body shape, and face, a square neck line would be the most flattering. So this is the work of the seamstress.
The gown also did not come with a train. I wanted at least a *little* one. No problem, the seamstress could help with that too! She would design the train with elements in the gown. She took her inspiration from the gowns hem...
And this is what she came up with this... The seamstress also told me if I added a cathedral length veil on top of the train, it would give more dimension and depth. As you can see, I took her advice. I found the *most* beautiful veil there at the salon too. It went *perfectly* with the dress.
Now my sister in law is modeling it because, she was trying it on to see if it fit her for her own wedding. She was looking and looking and trying to find a gown within her budget. If she did find one, she still would have to pay to have it altered.
I then got the idea to let her use my wedding gown. I didn't know if she would like that idea, because many brides want their *own* gown. But she seemed liked she wanted to use it. She looked *beautiful* in it too. In fact, it seemed that it was an entirely different dress on *her* wedding day. She wore her hair differently. She had a different tiara, and I honestly forgot she was wearing my dress. It was her dress that day. :)
Plus I was tickled that it got more use out of it than just one time. :)
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