I loved the fall weather so much I planned my wedding for October. Picking the day was tricky because my childhood home had a maple tree that had the best colors on the street for a few weeks each fall. My goal was to pick a day that showed the tree at its peak of color. We picked the third weekend, I decided on Friday so my wedding didn't land on Sweetest Day a ~ Hallmark Holiday.
I knew I wanted to make my wedding gown and what I wanted it to look like, keep in mind this was the 70's and this style was very popular. I also made my little sisters gown and several items for that special day. I loved sewing and made the time to create exactly what I wanted even then.
All of the fabric for the girls dresses are exactly the same, the color change was possible by changing the dress lining color, kinda fun huh. I searched all over for fabric finding it in Buffalo at a little in home shop.
|My niece Lisa and I|
|Patty Sue, Pam, Kathy, Me, Linda, Aileen & Lisa|
I still have my veil, gown and the bouquet. I don't expect my daughter to wear it, to begin with she is 2-3 sizes smaller than this dress and the fabric was satin and chiffon. When Miss V was born I used the extra fabric from my dress for her christening gown, this fulfilled my wish for her to wear my wedding dress and I loved making it. I spent a week before this posting to try and find pictures of her christening dress, it seems I need to check with my sisters as I have no pictures from that day.
The weekend before my wedding the tree was just starting to turn, still mostly green. The weekend after all the leaves had fallen after a strong night of windy weather. I think we picked the perfect weekend, what do you think?