Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Wedding!

Josh and I got married April 12th!! It was a beautiful day - unbelievably warm for the cold cold spring we had. It was crazy, the temp got around 80 degrees and then a few days later it was snowing. These pictures were taken from several cameras - so please excuse the color differences  :)

I am so happy with how my dress turned out! I started with the Colette Hawthorn pattern, and changed parts of the design to match my vision. I spent a lot of time fitting the dress, and it was totally worth it. Check out my last post on sewing the dress. I used a beautiful white lace with a scalloped edge, and lined the dress with light blue silk. I used the same silk to make silk flowers for my hair and belt. The velvet belt is an antique ribbon from the early 1900s. I will do a post soon on making the belt and veil.

Lovely Bridesmaids

Wedding cards from friends

I made a polka-dotted petticoat to puff-up my dress. The petticoat was made out of many many many yards of light blue polka-dotted crinoline. Making the petticoat was really simple, but it was also very time consuming - mostly because of the large amount of fabric and gathering involved.  It's totally worth making your own though, just so you can use the exact fabric you want and get the exact puffiness you want.


Emily and I showing off our petticoats!

Since the wedding, I moved to Virginia and started a new job. I am loving Virginia so far - it is a beautiful state. It is so nice living on the east coast and having the ability to easily get to so many cool places. I'm really excited to explore Virginia this summer  :)  Last weekend we went camping in Maryland and then went to a flea market in Harpers Ferry, WV.  I was able to find a sweet little antique sewing table there - so I will be back in action soon! I'm dreaming about a swiss dot/chambray blouse with maybe short purple sleeves. I've got the itch to start sewing again.

My Aunt and Uncle performed during our wedding.

Josh's Mom made this wreath out of our extra baby's breath!

I love grape hyacinth!

Thanks so much for taking a look at our wedding pics and checking out my dress! Now it's like you were there  :)  Stay tuned for some exploring Virginia pics and more sewing projects this summer!


  1. Incredible dress!! Congratulations!!

  2. Wow! Your dress is beautiful & you both look so happy in the photos! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! What a stunning dress, the blue silk and lace combination is lovely :)

  4. Congratulations! You look lovely! And good job with the dress, it fits you perfectly. I ended up here by a chance, I am also thinking about modifying the hawthorn top for my wedding dress :)

  5. Thanks so much guys! What a coincidence Jenny! I'd love to see photos of your dress when it's done :)

  6. BEAUTIFUL dress, such a wonderful idea to make a wedding dress out of that pattern!

  7. What a gorgeous dress! I love the vintage look. I found your blog via Flickr looking at Coletterie dresses. Beautiful sewing and beautiful wedding! Congratulations!