Friday, March 12, 2010
my mother's wedding dress
I wrote about my parents relaxed and delightful wedding here. My mom's dress was non traditional...she picked it out of a catalog. I think it's funny because I picked mine out of an online catalog....totally not the way 99% of brides pick out their dresses.
I wanted to use this dress in some way during our wedding festivities. I thought about wearing it as my wedding dress - altering it a little bit to make it more my style (but the cost of that is insane...and my little sisters would probably murder me if I altered my mom's dress.) And I thought about wearing it for my rehearsal dinner...but no way Jose, not at a BBQ joint. I thought about taking all of the pearl buttons to making a charm bracelet. I just REALLY wanted to do something cool with it.
So - I had the ever talented, Megan Hamilton, sketch it. I'm a huge fan of Megan's and have admired her work from afar for soo long. When I got it in the mail it turned out even more lovely than I imagined. This is a real piece of art...and when I showed my mom, it brought tears to her eyes. I knew that would happen, we are sentimental fools, my mother and me....what can I say.
I just love how it turned out! I'm such a genius for thinking to do this with her dress...I really am...and yes I'm totally patting myself on the back for it.
I sent Megan a few snap shots of me wearing my mom's dress. And her rad skills did the rest.
I've decided to wear it to my bridal shower (uummmm....with shoes...obvs...and a thick brown belt...and some sort of boob minimizer??). I bet my mom will get a kick out of seeing me wear it. It's actually a really rad silk dress - I just wish I was a seamstress to make it knee length and I'd be able to wear it all the time!!