Two of my favorite clients have become 2 super sweet friends and I am so thankful for them! Natalie reffered me to Julie who is now my sewing teacher. Julie has agreed to make my wedding dress! YAY! I sketched an idea of what I want and have found a few patterns to combine to create it! On Valentines Day (my birthday) I bought the material! I was having a hard time deciding between white and ivory when Nate's Mom and I found a beautiful shade in between the two. It reminds me of pearls and the lady at Hancock Fabrics called it "Candle light." I bought Satin for the base layer and chiffon for the overlay, and embellishments. Sigh... the material is so, so beautiful... and it was on sale! I can't wait to see it finished!... The photo shows the shape I want for the bottom. The bodice will be ruched.
I found this adorable bird's nest necklace on ETSY and I just love it. The artist saves scraps of wire from failed projects and past mistakes to weave together into a nest - just the way birds do - using peices of anything they have to create a home. Inside the nest are 3 little eggs. That is so symbolic to me of our story. I will probably wear the pendant on a sheer ribbon instead of the chain.
My sister doesn't wear women's clothes so a bridesmaid dress is not an option for her. She is a casual person and I want my wedding day to be a beautiful, comfortable day for everyone... a celebration of life and love... and completely... real. So in that spirit I think my sister will wear something like this... Khaki pants, a button up shirt... maybe pink?... chocolate brown converse shoes, and a tie in keeping with my birds and branches theme. Nate will probably wear converse, khakis, and the tree tie too. I'm not sure if Nate's Dad would want to wear converse, but he'll wear khaki pants and tree tie too.