My very good friend, Annie, just got married! Jeff is an awesome guy and they are of the sweetest couples I know. Sean and I took a road trip down to Winter Park, Florida to join in the merriment and I had such a good time. Annie was such a beautiful bride! I wanted to post a few pictures from the occasion – I wish I had more pictures to share.
To start off, as a wedding gift for Annie, I made her a dress, which she wore to her rehearsal dinner.
This is made from McCall 6833. I am going to be honest…I was not a very big fan of the pattern, but the finished project turned out well and Annie liked it, which is what mattered most. I used an embroidered mesh from Gorgeous Fabrics. It is not a stretch mesh and it was overall easy to sew. I underlined the mesh with a cream crepe back satin and then fully lined the dress with cream Bemberg rayon. I really didn’t like underlining the skirt. I am accustomed to handling mesh/lace/sheers as an overlay on a skirt so that it hangs freely. Underlining did not go as smoothly and I had trouble with it the layers of fabric laying flat together. I should have hand basted the pieces together, but I took the lazy/faster route and basted by machine. The pattern calls for a built-in ruffle to function as somewhat of a petticoat. I omitted this and instead used horsehair braiding along the hem, which worked just as well to give the skirt a nice fullness.
I regretfully did not get many shots of Annie wearing her dress, but I do have at least one (with me looking not so cute). The dress was a success, but the pretty lady wearing it was the real show-stopper.
The actual wedding day was perfect! Great weather, great ceremony, great food, the cutest flower girl, vows that made me cry. 🙂
Chris and Jessica were there, which was also a big treat for me because they rule and it was great to see them!
I managed to find one (and only one) picture of Sean and I from the weekend that I liked. I wore a dress from J Crew because I did not leave myself enough time to make a special new one. Why not add another dress to my overstuffed closet, right?
Annie made the best wedding cake topper I have ever seen. Seriously guys, is this not the cutest? I have already requested that she make one for me if I ever get married.
Jeff sang a song for Annie during the reception that made me cry, I did a lot of dancing, I caught Annie’s bouquet, and eventually Sean and I made our way back to the hotel, where I promptly ate a late snack of gas station pizza. Solid.
Congratulations to a wonderful couple!!