I was first inspired by love. We knew we wanted to get married as soon as possible and couldn’t wait till 2019, so we planned for November 2. With a fall wedding planned, and love as the inspiration, I quickly thought of a fairytale in the woods.
We both wanted to personalize our wedding as much as possible. I love hidden details, and thought of lots of fun ways to customize my gown. I machine embroidered a silver cat and hand sewed it on my skirt of my dress. My veil has two hummingbirds, the iconic fairytale phrase “and they lived happily ever after”, and matching lace appliques.
I found the most gorgeous lace I have ever seen, and showed my mom and fiancé. I also let Eric know right away, along with all of our rings, he was responsible for my fairytale tiara. He gladly accepted the new project. Complete with flowers and a bumblebee.
Being a designer, I wanted to incorporate a lot of details into my dress with it looking “extra” but not “too much” I’m loving the illusion necklines with lace designs that is uniquely its own. I also love bridal separates and surprises, so having removable pieces was always a given.
I cut out lace pieces from the beautiful lace and pinned them on my tulle top. They are all sewn down with invisible thread and the lace is symmetrical.
After completing my dress, removable tulle bell sleeves, and veil above, and removable ivory duchess silk skirt (not pictured) I wanted to make my flower girl a matching dress. See the process below starting with the lining. I used flat seams to make it more comfortable for a toddler.
My cousin’s daughter, Abby, loves cats just as much as I do, and she’s only 2! So I had to incorporate cats into her dress as well! I have been holding onto these special buttons for like 7 years and found the perfect use for them on my wedding day.
I also love my embroidery machine, and saw a similar scalloped handkerchief on Pinterest, and thought, I can do that! So I got to work, creating over 10 personalized wedding themed handkerchiefs for some of my close family and friends.