Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Wedding Dress

Aaron and I got married on April 22nd (or maybe it was the 20th . . .I can't ever remember) in the year 1994. For the past 16 years, I have not known where to hang or how to store my wedding dress. The shoulders of the dress were so big, the dress would fall off the hanger everytime. The dress could usually be found in a crumpled heap on the floor.

I know most of you are cringing right now, and would never do such a thing, but one day while cleaning house, I decided to put the dress in my car and ship it off to Deseret Industries. I figured someone else could figure out how to store it better than I had.

When I was walking out to the car with the dress, my amazing neighbor drove by. "Where are you taking your wedding dress?" she asked.

I was embarrassed to have gotten caught in the act. "D.I.," I mumbled.

Well, as it turned out, she needed white material to make her daughter a baptism dress, I needed to get rid of my wedding dress, she is an AMAZING seamstress that can do anything with a piece of material, and I was pleased as punch that I didn't end up having to drive all the way to Provo to deliver my dress to D.I. Everyone was happy.

Before the dress was disassembled, we took some pictures of the girls in my wedding dress . . . for posterity and all. My girls didn't want the pictures taken, but I figure, some day they'll change their mind. They both vehemently proclaimed, "I will never wear your wedding dress when I get married." They obviously have no romantic notions about traditions.

Nyah in her Dear Ol' Mum's Wedding Dress

Cali hating every moment in her Dear Ol' Mum's Wedding Dress

Isabel before the transformation.

Isabel after the transformation.

16 years later. My wedding dress had a facelift. I'm going to get a facelift next!


Reuben said...

Good work. The baptism dress looks great. After my wedding, we had the dry cleaners box the dress up for us. We picked the box up at the dry cleaners and promptly stuck it in the darkest corner of the basement where it has been ever since. We never looked in the box. We assume the dress is actually in there.

Melissa said...

I love it! Such a good idea! I didn't know Michelle was making the dress & I told her I wanted to eventually make Morgan a baptism dress out of my wedding dress. Then she told me about your dress. It turned out so well!

Christine Schultz said...

That is such a fantastic idea! I know I have my wedding dress stored around here somewhere. And it's not like I even have any daughters to save it for. And frankly, if one of my sons want it........ uh, I think not!

Inspiration Station said...

Wow! That is awesome Isabel's dress is made from yours. What a great idea to get your girls to have pictures of them in it before the transformation. Michelle did a beautiful job on it!