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some wedding dresses take 3 generations

Added Feb 12, 2013

by TheVelvetGarde

Costa Mesa, Cali...






My wedding dress….
a dream dress made reality with the help of my grandma and mom, hence the 3 generations
strapless drapey, ball gown dress fit for a flowery butterfly garden nymph.
Although my wedding dress did not take place in a garden, i certainly felt invincible in it ;>
draping along the skirts and silk flower buds created by my grandma. She also hand beaded all the lace down the bodice and also all along the train and bottom skirt.
The dress closed in the back with a zipper but little pearl buttons were sewn up the back for a button up effect
so much fun to create and imagine and drape(i did the draping, my mom did most of the sewing)
and like all procrastinators, the night before my wedding we were all hand sewing, even my dad jumped in to help…. it was a full family collaboration, and i couldn’t have been happier

Material Notes

silk, dupioni, chiffon, tulle, organza




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Chiffon, Lace/Sequins, Organza, Silk, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Feb 16, 2013, 01.14 AMby pambox

    That dress is exquisite – well done to all of you! And the colour is perfect, that soft antiquey blush is beautifully warm and suits your skin tone perfectly.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 08.32 PMby Madelyn H-L

    Just beautiful! You look stunning and radiant :)

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.57 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you so much, thats very very sweet! ;)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.11 PMby bjr99

    What a beautiful dress! YOu did a super job. Congrats on your marriage!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 07.42 PMby freakusbzzz

    Simply divine. The colour is fabulous

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    Feb 12, 2013, 07.35 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous and it must’ve been so special to wear considering it was a family affair to make. What a lovely story and you looked beautiful. Congrats xx

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.56 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you so much, yes i believe that because we put so much work and hours and love into it, when i finally slipped it on it was unreal, and even more like a dream than if i had purchased my dress

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    Feb 12, 2013, 03.39 PMby sala22

    Wow this is such an epic sewing project! It look’s stunningly gorgeous!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 12.58 PMby kisses

    A beautiful dress…love everything about it

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.01 AMby Anna E

    What a beautiful dress! It feels so special if it is a family project, it really adds something to the dress and the day. Been there, done that ;-)

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.55 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      I agree, and yet it can be a little stressful because it’s like ’sew sew sew, fit it, get it right, make it well" but it was all so worth it, and i feel that it really brought us closer together as a family

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    Feb 12, 2013, 10.40 AMby flowergirl22

    amazing, that all 3 generation have come together and took the time and occation to make your day special..

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.54 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      thank you, it was a very beautiful experience…

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    Feb 12, 2013, 07.46 AMby zetinja

    Absolutely amazing dress! Congratulations!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 06.44 AMby texkat

    As stunning and gorgeous as you on your wedding day. I hope this dress is passed down; it’s that wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us. And may all the happiness in the world be yours. Congratulations to your bridegroom.

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      Feb 13, 2013, 11.54 PMby TheVelvetGarde

      Thank you so much! Yes, i was debating doing a trash the dress, but i couldn’t bring myself yo think of it getting muddy/ruined… so alone i have left it ;>

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    Feb 12, 2013, 03.12 AMby chillwear

    Wow, simply amazing work that went into this dress. It looks beautiful on you!

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