Monday, May 7, 2007

lace in your face!

Oh, Alencon, you pretty pretty thing. One great thing about planning a wedding is all the pretty things that can surround you. So many options! What I learned today? The french do it right. They can bake and sew with skills.

As of today, I have my dress! I picked it up and loved it as much as when I first tried it on. Holly said I 'glowed', and, as someone who doesn't glow everyday, I agreed and fell in love. I figured I would find at least a couple dresses w/cap sleeves in this state, but alas, it's probably just Utah who has more than enough to go around. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Everything was strapless for the most part. So to stay modest, I decided on a strapless dress, and am having a bolero (cropped) top made of alencon lace. I saw it in a few magazines, and even tried to buy one already made until they priced it at $500. holy tomatoe! I knew it could be made for MUCH cheaper. So with Holly's help, we hunted down a lady who sells bridal fabric from her house, and I went and saw her today and found the perfect lace. I can't post the dress online for obvious JAN reasons, but I can post a similar lace on a model so you can see how pretty it is (the dresses don't look at all alike, just fyi). The final product will be a great wedding suprise!

4 comments:

f*bomb. said...

Well, that dress looks a twinge like a nighty to me, but as for the little throw you're designing...
I've seen lots of those lately and they are SO CUTE! They are actually GOOD FASHION instead of appearing as an attempt at modesty.

f*bomb. said...

Here is a picture of my friend, Rachel's dress- I think you're along the same lines? See how elegant?

http://bp3.blogger.com/_Rc_o9bXc0hQ/RkCOch1fFaI/AAAAAAAAAAU/7hI3j6uRxxg/s1600-h/recep+bride+2.jpg

jan & julia said...

along those lines, yes! i have some photos that you'll see in TAHOE, i just can't post them w/jan around!

go tahoe!!

f*bomb. said...

Go, Tahoe!