Our professional wedding photos came in last week, which means I get to start recapping our wedding! It’ll take some time to get my thoughts together, so hang tight! For the next few days I’ll be posting some things I’ve wanted to share with you, but wanted pictures to help me share their story. You’ll probably see the photos again in my recaps, but just pretend it’s the first time you’re seeing them!
The “somethings” I carried with me on my wedding day were priceless pieces of my past that I was honored to have part of my wedding, and I’m so excited to share them with you.
My mom and dad got married on June 20, 1980, and my mom wore a beautiful late 70s wedding gown. It had all the characteristics of a retro dress: a high scoop neckline, poofy long sleeves, and a slim-fitting bodice. It was also a size 10 and there was no feasible way I would be able to zip it up on my body. (Although I did try it on for fun!)
With the option of wearing my mom’s gown out of the picture, I started thinking of other ways to incorporate it. That’s when we came up with the idea of taking the overlaying material and turn it into a veil! Luckily, my sister-in-law’s grandmother is an excellent seamstress and used her crafty skills to create a masterpiece:
I loved incorporating her gown in my wedding!
Up next: Something New…
what a wonderful idea!
and it turned out so pretty!
What a beautiful veil!! My garter was made out of my grandmother's wedding dress 🙂
Aw, that's great that you were able to use it in such a special way!
I love that idea because honestly, most girls nowadays aren't going to wear mom's gown and it's such a great way to incorporate it…so pretty!