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« on: October 04, 2005 06:40:46 AM »

I got married in September.  I bought a 20's era silk gown and altered it keeping in the theme of the fashion of that time period.   

I made the veil and other decor with antique looking lace, ribbon, and silk flowers from a place in Seattle.  I can't remember the name of it, but it's on Queen Anne.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005 06:46:28 AM »

Great job!  That dress was a great find.  You look gorgeous.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2005 08:28:58 AM »

That came out fantastic!  And I love how the picture of you with your family members looks like you've done a time warp!  Completely awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2005 12:34:09 PM »

Oh wow! I love the whole look, the black and white photos, the lilies! it looks wonderful!

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2005 01:03:05 PM »

Gorgeous, romantic, & lovely.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2005 01:36:34 PM »

« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2005 08:26:17 PM »

stellar. simply. stellar.
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005 06:42:57 AM »

You look absolutely beautiful!! I love it...

I am getting married in January and though not really having a 'theme' - My dress and my hair etc will be 30's/40's inspired. I have short hair like yours and I am still trying to figure out exactly how I will have it done. I love what you did with yours. Did you just show a pic to your hairdresser?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005 05:10:50 PM »

What a lovely wedding! Your pictures make it seem like you were sent back in time to the 20's.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005 08:40:14 AM »

Thank you all so much.  I love the 20's and my wedding was a perfect way to express it.  It was also a homage (sp?) to my late grandmother. Kiss

As for my hair, I simply used a curling iron and made ringlets since my hair is short.  Then I curled my bangs to make them more old fashioned.  I wanted to do fingerwaves, but I'm in a rural area with a lot of insects and I was too hot to experiment with a bunch of product in my hair. I would have had to do it myself. Though it would have looked even more authentic for the 20's.
Honestly, I didn't seek professionals for anything in the wedding b/c I'm an extreme d.i.y. kind of person and I think everything came out perfectly.
http://www.nocturne.com/swing/hair/hair.html   This is a good site for vintage hair ideas.  Good Luck and Congratulations!

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2005 08:36:34 PM »


I can't believe you did your hair by yourself!! It looks amazing!

I am trying to do everything by myself - my mum and I are currently working on my dress and I will make invitations etc. Our wedding is only very small and untraditional. I would do my own hair but I am beyond hopeless when it comes to that stuff. It is usually very short for that very reason but I have been growing it for the wedding and it is driving me crazy! The day after I am going to have it all cut off! We are getting married in Paris (Pierre is French and I am Australian) in the Mairie in front of the Pantheon and then will have a small reception at the Luxembourg Palace before taking everyone on a grand tour of Paris in a 1940's bus! It is in January and it will be freezing....

Thanks again for your advice...
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2005 10:26:18 AM »

Your wedding is so pretty! I had planned to wear my Grandmother's wedding dress (She was married in 1924) but she didn't save it and I couldn't find a picture of it to make it in time.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2005 10:32:47 AM »

could the place have been "nancy's sewing basket?" my friend's mom owns the store (i'm from magnolia, myself, but i'm in college in southern california - i miss seattle terribly!). i love their ribbon room!

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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2006 11:06:01 AM »

your blog was really amazing, some of the pictures ahve inspired me into making some awesome things, thank you
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