Thanks to all who offered advice and support to me while I was working on my daughter’s wedding dress! The wedding was in September 2005, but I just figured out how to post photos.
The dress was made of silk charmeuse topped by two layers of silk chiffon. The top layer was embroidered with silk ribbons across the bodice and down the back alongside the zipper. There were also flowers embroidered at the points of all the godet panels on the bottom third of the dress. That was the most creative part of the dress; I had only done silk ribbon embroidery once before.
Julia found the clasps at the front of the straps on e-bay, along with her headdress and her husbands black tie and tails! They were period appropriate, which was very important to her.
The wedding was held at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The flower basket was arranged by the groom’s Aunt Peggy, who also acted as the wedding coordinator. It was a small wedding in the best possible way, everyone had a hand in making it happen.