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« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2007 10:50:31 PM »

oh my gosh.  That is so beautiful.  I'm totally jealous.  My mom got married in '82 and her dress...reflects that.
« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2007 04:40:07 PM »

Freshly married. Whew!

Our wedding was covered by the Sun Times in Chicago today. We are featured on page 2 of their print ad, and on line at:

It is rather amazing to me, that our little wedding, with our ride up the Chicago River in canoes, getting married along the bank of the river, our little DIY decorated gallery reception, was actually covered by the newspaper. See what you can do with only a few thousand dollars and a CRAPload of elbow grease? I still can't believe it.

Still can't believe I'm married either.

You ladies can see the Sun Times link right now, for shots of my beautiful dress in action. More to come later!

my grandma had a friend who got married on 7-7-07 for good luck.
btw, beautiful, beautiful dress. my mother didn't save her dress, and my aunt's didn't fit me after I turned 11. (plus my grandma got rid of it- one of my other grandmas...)
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« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2007 10:16:52 AM »

This dress is beautiful! My favorite color of green, too.  Excellent job and special that it was your Mom's  Smiley
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« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2007 10:17:48 AM »

(totally excited someone posted on this thread again... *giggle fit*)

When life gives you lemons, make cocktails! Grin
« Reply #94 on: October 18, 2007 03:43:01 AM »

Wow, so pretty!

And I love the photo from 1962, I have almost the same glasses as the bridesmaid (?) standing beside your mum!
« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2007 01:46:19 PM »

Thank you everybody! My Mom did such a wonderful job on that dress (both times). Especially, since my rib cage was such a different size from hers. The way she managed to restyle it, you wouldn't have guessed the original issues I had with the dress.

The dress has just come home from the cleaner. It has been preserved. I can't imagine who else will wear it, or that it will survive through another wedding! But, at least it is preserved for posterity!
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« Reply #96 on: October 31, 2007 10:19:25 PM »

So amazing!  I'm in awe.  Hurrah for talented (and gorgeous) moms!
« Reply #97 on: January 05, 2008 07:50:35 PM »

That is gorgeous! I love the corset action, it looks fantastic.

« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2008 12:20:18 PM »

Thank you Red Paint, can you believe how talented my Mom is?! She, not only, made the wedding dress, but also one of my MOH's dress. She's a talent and half!

And CassetteTape, that was it for me! Corset action! I loved having my Mom's dress, and to add to it the aspect of the "designer" dress I wanted, it really couldn't have made me happier.
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