January 14, 2015

Wedding Pictures: The Dress

When The Pilot proposed, the first person we called was my mom. Instead of shouting into the phone, "We're engaged!" as soon as she answered, I said, "Hey Mom, you know how we've always talked about how you would make my wedding dress one day? Well, it's time to get started!"

On the day of the wedding, when it finally came time for me to get dressed, my bridesmaids were already on their way to the church, leaving just my mom to get me ready. e It was perfect and I wouldn't have done it any other way. Having my mom, who made my dress, get me into my dress on my wedding day was perfect. 

I said last week that her and my grandmother covered each of those buttons individually by hand, but they were just for show. I didn't want to spend 20 minutes being buttoned up that day!

My dress was a ball gown. My mom designed it and made it with no pattern, nothing but a sewing form to go off of. It wasn't an easy process...at all, but I'm so unbelievably grateful and I don't think it's possible to have loved my dress more. 

This was the base of the dress. Once I was in it, it was time to put on my favorite part of the dress...the gorgeous overlay my mom made.

It was removable, in case I got hot, or wanted a different look for the night. I actually forgot about that later, but even if I had remembered, I don't think I would have taken it off. It's what made my dress so unique!

It hooked onto the side, and then wrapped all the way around and hooked back on to the same side it started. 

Once I was dressed, my dad came in to see me. 

Then it was time to put on my veil and jewelry, and snap a few formal shots. 

Then, it was time to go get married!

So, there you has have it. My dress! Come back next week for pictures from the ceremony!


  1. I absolutely LOVE that your mom made your dress!! It makes everything just that much more special!
    Your pictures are stunning, as usual, and I love the one of you hiding behind the bouquet! So cute and fun :)

  2. how amazing that your mom made your dress...that is so special and it looks fabulous. You are model gorgeous, lady!

  3. Girl you look amazing! Your mom is so talented!!!!!

  4. Bah, lost my comment! Your dress looked amazing, and I can't believe your mom made your dress. Not going to lie, I got a little emotional looking at these photos! Such a sap, haha.

  5. Gorgeous pictures and I just loved your dress!! So much love!

  6. Oh wow, I didn't realize there was an overlay to it!!! Your mom seriously did a fantastic job with your dress and I loved it--everyone did :) You were beautiful!!


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