Saturday, February 20, 2010
The bride's mother saved her own wedding dress, in hopes that one day her daughter would wear it at her own wedding. What a joy it must have been when her daughter said she wanted to wear it. The only thing that would be different would be that she wanted her dress to be restyled to a more modern look.
Those of us who got married in the last 70's through early 80's remember the high collars and puffy sleeves, and other Gunne sax style dresses. The dress that was to be restyled had the high collar that zipped up in the back, which the bride decided needed a little updating. The bride provided a picture from a bridal magazine, sharing what she wanted her dress to look like. To provide this look, I removed the collar and netting that was on the neck, shorten the zipper creating a "V" shape in the back, and reapply the original lace that was on the original dress. Both the bride and myself were excited to see that would could use all that was on the original dress without having to use anything new.
There is nothing more satisfying than a job well done, where the client leaves with a huge smile of delight.