My apologies for neglecting this blog so shamefully. I've spent the past few months in an ever-increasing frenzy about the wedding preparations, and then recovering from the whole process. I also signed up for NaNoWriMo, the national novel-writing month, and spent Novemeber banging out 50,000 words of my new book. It's been an amazing, awe-inspiring whirlwind of joy and creativity, but it knocked me right out of my blogging habit. I'm hoping to correct that come the new year - which does not mean I'm going to stop posting until January, however!
I don't want to post too much about the wedding here, but I did want to share my dress with you all. I'd posted ages ago about the Vera Wang gown which inspired me. In the end, I simply couldn't find anything else off-the-rack to compare, and so I wound up making my own gown:
The photo doesn't really do it justice. The bodice is white silk, with an overlay of ivory chantily lace and additional off-white lace appliques on top. The skirt is layers of white and ivory tulle, with pleated white organza as a base. I added lace appliques (not as many as I'd planned, due to time!) throughout the tulle, along with some pick-ups for extra pouf. The brown satin ribbon matched my shoes and purse, and my husband's suit, not to mention the bridesmaid's dresses.
There's a few things I wish I' had more time to finish, mostly the lace appliques (they took FAR more time than I'd expected) but overall, I was happy with the dress, and thrilled with how the whole day went. Everything went wonderfully, from the rain holding off until juuuuust as we were leaving the outdoor ceremony location, to so many wonderful friends and family coming in from around the continent, and of course the whole madly-in-love part :)
Anyway, there's a set of wedding photos online for anyone who wants to see more detail of the dress and the day, and I will get back to my regular blogging topics of fashion and foolishness later this week!