Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Woah, This is Really Happening

I apologize to my 3 readers.. it's been FOREVER since I last blogged. We're finally in the 6 month stretch before the big wedding day! It's almost hard to believe. Some days I want it to hurry up and get here, other days I just want to sit and savor this time in my and H's relationship.

Since my last post, I had my second dress meeting with the fabulous "Kayne Gillaspie." He and I decided on the type of lace and the underlay for the dress. We also looked at my mom's train. It has a few age spots on it that will need to be replaced :(. I was really sad when I saw the brown spots..but no fear, Kayne assures me that I won't be able to tell a difference.

Here's the fabric swatch.

We tried to find a type of lace that comes close to matching my mom's dress. So we went with Alcenon.  It matches the lace on my mom's train perfectly! The fabric underneath will be silk-like.. in it's sheen but it's more heavy-duty to support the lace and beading on top. Keep in mind this lace is really white. The final dress will be dyed to be more of a champagne color.. to match my vintage train.

We're also going to  give it some "bling"  by adding Swarovski crystals. If it's up to me you'll be able to see the rhinestones in space, lol. I think that's why Kayne and I get along so well.. we both love rhinestones.

Here's a look at the detail. Kayne is also making my veil out of some of the leftover lace.

Here's the fashion genius at work. The measurement part literally had me sweating bullets. Keep in mind Kayne deals with Miss America -- ALL THE TIME.

Let's me honest, this clumsy Oklahoma girl is no where near beauty queen.. I'm more like Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality :).

Either way he seems to "humor" me. Since my dress is a corset it's hopefully going to suck in all that around the middle!
I go back for my "first fitting" sometime in February.Where I will get to see my dress for the first time!


  1. That's a great idea to use matierals from your mom's dress!

  2. Oh wow! I'd love to see a pic of your dress! Don't be intimidated!!