Hello my friends, I will keep you waiting no longer. Here is the wedding dress I have been working on for 6 months on my beautiful daughter.
These 2 photographs were taken by the photographer – the very talented Lelia Marie (mouse over her name to go to her blog). Jay, my new son-in-law, is the sweetest man and we are so happy to have him in our family.
As Lelia was taking photos, I snapped a few from the side with my phone. This is one of Elizabeth and Jay with their little Bichon, Miss Lucie Manette. Lucie was the flower dog in the wedding.
This is Elizabeth and Jay with their attendants. The ladies are Jay’s attendants and the gentlemen are Elizabeth’s attendants. The first two are Jay’s long time friend, Gayle who came from Seattle, Washington and my son, Jonathan from Vienna, Virginia. Then there are Elizabeth and Jay who live in Berkeley, California. Following them are Jay’s sister, Becky who lives in Chicago, Illinois and Elizabeth’s dearest friend since they were 5 years old, Luke who lives in Gunnison, Colorado.
This photograph is Elizabeth with her brother, Jonathan! I can tell you this is the only time I lost it during the wedding. Seeing them together and smiling like this brought me overwhelming emotion.
The only detail I do not have a photo of is how the train attaches to the back with a placket of pearls. However, I am sure you get the idea. The skirt is 4 layers of silk and the bodice is 6 layers of silk. The train is of silk georgette and the only embellishment is a circle of pearls where the skirt attaches to the bodice and the pearls at the top of the train and where that attaches to the skirt.
This was a beautiful wedding and an amazing weekend. People came from all over North America to celebrate with them. My niece, Kara Malcolm made sure everything ran smoothly and she did an incredible job. We had so much fun and now Elizabeth and Jay are relaxing in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii!
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