Brett and I weren’t blogging as consistently when this website was our wedding website. We mainly used it as a platform to communicate valuable information about our big day 🙂 Well the time has come to slowly fill all who are interested in on some of the behind the scenes facts about our big day 🙂 Did you know, for instance, that my wedding dress was actually my mom’s? 🙂
When Mom wore it…
and when I wore it…
In between I spent a lot of time with my friend Cathy Moe and a wonderful seamstress/dressmaker extraordinaire, Tina. She helped to transform and modernize my mom’s dress so that it was perfect for my occasion too. My mom was really excited that I was going to wear her dress and said that I could restyle it however I wanted 🙂
The original dress was long sleeved (with belled out areas near the wrists) and zipped all the way up the back to the base of the neck. It was decorated with lace and was a beautiful white color. Time turned that beautiful white into a gorgeous ivory. The only thing that I couldn’t wear from my mom’s big day was her veil…which for some reason didn’t change color at all 🙂 Tina removed those long, belled sleeves of the dress first, which really transformed the look. We opened up the back and used the lace from the sleeves to decorate the new neckline of the dress.
The dress was bustled at the same place it always had been though the mechanisms involved were new.
My mom’s rings were also featured in my wedding bouquet. 🙂
To see more pictures from our ceremony, click here! Did you consider wearing your mother’s dress for your wedding? (Or your grandmother’s for that matter?) 🙂