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!


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