Friday, September 23, 2011

Wedding Detail Series: Bridal Attire

So I can only consider this post partially DIY as I did not do the alterations myself....

I went to several bridal boutiques without luck of finding the gown I was looking for.  Then I finally came across a dress that could be altered into what I was looking for!  I found the below dress at Circle Park Bridal in Addison, TX.  I then took the dress and my ideas to my alterations lady and viola!

The front was darted into a sweetheart neckline, the back was modified to come down into a "v", the belt was covered in a sheer brown to work with the bridesmaids dresses and a large lace applique was applied to the train.

I paired it all with a veil made from my mother-in-law's veil edged in my husband's grandmother's handmade lace (something old), beautiful lace shoes by Martinez Valero that I found online (something new), my mom's pearl jewelry (something borrowed) and this garter (something blue).  My husband is Swedish American so I found Swedish flag ribbon and had my alterations lady sew it on to the garter.  Then I attached this Swedish and American flag pin I found.

I absolutely loved how everything went together.  The dress fit our venues and theme so well.  Couldn't have been happier :)

More to come in a few days!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wedding Details: DIY Series

As my one year anniversary (October 9) approaches I thought I would detail some of the things my husband and I did to make our wedding 'ours'.  We did a lot of things DIY and were humbled by how many compliments we received afterwards.  I scoured through magazines, websites, blogs and anything I could find wedding related for ideas and then we put on our spin on the ideas we found.  Today I will show some of the pictures from our wedding and then each week I will break down some of the DIY projects.  I hope you enjoy looking through this series as much as we enjoyed planning and implementing our wedding day!

Ceremony location: Chestnut Square Chapel, Mckinney, TX
Reception location: Mckinney Cotton Mill, Mckinney, TX

Other details will be noted in future posts!
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