Explaining about the big hole in my blog that was the month of December.
It's true I stepped off the blog planet for a while but I wasn't headed to Christmas town. Nope, for a brief time we entered the wintery, white and wonderful world of weddings!
Ya see, during the holidays while everyone was out making merry,
and Ho, Ho, Ho-ing....
I was busy making marry,
and sew, sew, sewing.
I first introduced you to this adorable engaged couple back in October, and shared the bridal shower with you here. It's hard to believe that December has come and gone and now I'm referring to my daughter as my Mrs. Baby Girl.
But I've got to take you back to the very beginning and share the fun of picking out the perfect dress.
Oh, and I didn't mean to imply that I sewed the wedding dress.
(After all this is a real life true things only blog)
I just whipped up a couple of the bridesmaid dresses and a table runner, more on that later.
"Something vintage, classic, with a little bit of sparkle and not strapless", said the bride.
Finding "The Dress" proved a little more difficult, especially the not strapless part.
I suppose you've got to kiss a few frogs before you find your perfect prince of a dress, right?
Actually a really pretty crinkle fabric dress that would look great with loose tousled hair.
Not too vintage,
not too classic
and strapless (how would you add sleeves to that?)
By my count that's three strikes.
THE TRAIN RIDE
Wow, that is a big, sturdy train.
Too bad this one didn't work out.
I know a few toddlers who would have loved to be dragged around the dance floor on the back of that thing.
I can almost hear them giggling now.
THE WONDER WOMAN
THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD
Nice dress if you are Angelia Jolie headed to a swanky.......something.
....and there's that strapless problem again.
THE GETTING CLOSER DRESS
Not bad, she needed something with just a bit more sass.
It was so fun to watch the bride's best friend during this process.
Her face was just like a bridal dress barometer,
and you didn't need to be a weatherman to read the highs and lows.
|"Ummm, as your best friend in the world, there is something I need to tell you"|
|"Well, that one is .... interesting"|
|"That's it....totally and completely."|
|This could be the one...|
.....just one more look at the back....
"This is the one mom...I am finally done with kissing frogs......forever"
She did make a few changes to the final dress, can you spot them?
With the addition of a simple veil and a touch of jewelry, she was ready for the big day.
After the dress was decided on the rest of the planning seemed easy.
So if you love weddings, stick around.
There is more to share on the chapel decorations,
the flowers and
the wedding brunch.
PS: It' nice to be back on Planet Blog, I've missed you all!