Every girl envisions her wedding day sometime before she dresses in white.
I can remember keeping a little folder of magazine cutouts of what I wanted my wedding to be like – I wish I could find that now! It was hard for me to picture a dress. I always thought I wanted and empire waist, made of a simple satin flowing floor length fabric …. but I’m so glad I didn’t! How many times in your life do you get to put on a huge gown and feel like a princess? Not enough I’ve decided.
As I’m winding down with my own wedding details (all thats left is the honeymoon next week) I wanted to take a post to focus on one of my favorite details, and maybe one of the most sentimental.
My mom got married in May 1989.
She was 26.
In all my debates over a dress I’d think back to this picture and I’d fall in love with the big skirt and flowing train that my empire waist was never going to have…..
on August 6, 2011 I got married.
I am 20.
My mom was wonderful enough to share her dress with me and now I’d like to think its our wedding dress (I hope thats okay mom 🙂 I felt almost royal as I climbed into the hoop underskirt and was helped into the elaborate dress. My favorite part? The back. My mom had a layer of lace added back in 1989 when she wore it and I love the little buttons and lace intricacies. The bodice features lace and embroidery accented with cut pearls with the same floral theme continuing into the skirt. The flowers on the skirt matched the veil (also worn by my mother).
I’ve said this in wedding posts before – but my mother was everything behind this wedding. She was supportive through the whole relationship and share din my excitement in the earliest stages of planning. It was here great ideas and impeccable organization and orchestration that created such a beautiful wedding weekend. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful mother (who also happened to have great taste in wedding dresses).
I love you, Mom.
Here are a few other bridal details:
photo credit: Michele Doying and Bedford Photography
|the back of the dress|
|The morning of my mom took me aside and gave me my own set of wedding pearls (earrings and a bracelet – I had been planning to wear hers).|
What are your favorite wedding details? Would you ever consider wearing your mother’s dress?