It has been a big week for me on the wedding front. Firstly, I have received the gifts I planned for my wedding party. Then there was the first of the dress fittings. I have a mere 33 days to go!
For my ladies in my wedding party, I decided to do something a little different for their gifts. I know that tradition dictates jewelry to wear for the wedding, at least that’s what I have always received. But I’m a little more practical than that… I had small custom totes made!! Or reuseable lunch bags… for my girls to use as they see fit!
I got these from the amazing Besu, from Etsy who I originally met on Twitter in the Blythe group. She was more than amazing about working with me to make these exactly as I wanted. I had found the fabric outside of Philadelphia, Ladybutton Fabrics, and then sent it to her. I thought that this would be a great gift as it is environmentally friendly, as well as much cooler than those on the market and matches the theme for our wedding.
Also this week was my first wedding dress fitting. I have always loved the fashion period called the New Look which was from 1947 – 1953 and inspired by Christian Dior. So of course this is the look that I have chosen for my wedding dress. Here is the dress that started it all for me… I loved this dress but knew I couldn’t quite pull it off as it looks here.
So I had my dear friend and co-worker Bobby Fabulous, design a dress for me that would be similar yet fitting for me. Bobby Fab is a costume designer by day and night and also an amazing guy. He understands women and how we come in all shapes and sizes with different styles. I love him dearly for working so hard on my dress and the wedding! I wanted it to be a little smaller of a skirt and strapless since the whole shindig will be outside. But felt that I should have my shoulders covered for during the ceremony. I would hate for my new family to think me a hussy! So this is what Bobby came up with for me…
The dress has a champagne satin base with an ivory lace overlay detachable sash/belt and lace shrug. Please excuse the photos as they were taken outside of my workplace and obviously makeup and hair were not done for this, and it was very sunny, hence the squinting. And so that I can have just one more element of the day of the dead theme, I had Besu make a little something for me and here it is…
The brooch is detachable with a zipper closure and the lining matches the sash/belt on my dress. If you are looking for an absolute wonderful clutch, bag or little wallet; I highly recommend checking out Besu on Etsy. She really is the best.