This is going to be a Wednesday series. I'm a day off because of another ski trip, I think the last one of the season. If you're wondering about the final week of the March Style Challenge Series, look no further than the post before this one! I had that up a day early so I could start my April series the first Wednesday in April but I guess my schedule played an April Fools joke on me! Ha! Very funny, schedule!
So, here's the short but sweet back story. Since I've posted bits and pieces of it other places I'll just put it all together now. I got engaged last summer and married last fall after a 5 year long distance relationship. I had been working on my wedding dress since the beginning of summer because I sort of knew that things were about to happen. I took a lot of pictures of dress progress and I think in the craziness of everything they got deleted. However, I will definitely share them if I ever do find them. The only two pictures I know of the dress in progress are when it was just about finished.
I used Edelweiss Patterns Liesl's Party Dress, omitting the lower sleeve puffing and lengthening the skirt. I had looked online for a dress but everything was so expensive and/or so strapless. I wanted to wear a dress, not a glorified tube of toilet paper. I'm sorry, but that's often what white strapless dresses make me think of. Strapless dresses and the mason jar and burlap trend are a couple of things I knew right from the start that would not be in the wedding or reception.
Edelweiss Patterns Blog.
I consider myself a pretty good planner and organizer, also since it was a small wedding with a short amount of planning time I decided that I didn't want to go down wedding planner route. I knew I could use things I already had and there were some other things I could easily make. I posted this little series of progress pictures of the "something blue" garter and the ring bearer pillow on Instagram.
I used a simple tutorial from SomethingTurquoise.com to make the garter.
I also had some doilies and the card basket that I had made years ago on the gift table, but the only other thing I specifically made for the wedding was this Bluebird bunting. Which, I still (as mentioned on my previous blog) plan on writing up a tutorial for!
Have you ever thought about sewing or having someone sew your wedding dress?
What are your favorite/least favorite wedding trends?
Do you prefer very original weddings or the traditional old, new, borrowed, and blue weddings?