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« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2007 06:08:42 PM »

Wow, what a gorgeous dress and wonderful transformation!   
The other priceless part is a great mother/daughter project that you got to do together and add this one to your memories!  Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and definitely post pics of the big day in your beautiful dress!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2007 06:20:55 PM »


Yeah, it was a bit unnerving putting it on the first time. My chest is definitely not in the same place hers was. Yikes. Mostly she was worried that she might not do it right, or do right by me. I think she is ace, and has done an amazing job. She will be happy that you said you think it should be corsetted in white. That is what she keeps trying to foist on me! But, here is the dress I fell in love with, and you will understand then why I wanted the green detail. Plus, I think it ties it all together.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/BrettAnderson/weddinggownbackdetail.jpg

I am hoping it won't have as many photographic issues on the wedding day. The photos we took were indoors, in the evening, and with a flash. So, fingers crossed it comes up better.

Haha ok don't tell her I said it then. Your inspiration dress is really pretty too, and your dress looks very very much like it (minus the stitching detail.) If the lacing isn't as shiny in real life, it's great, but remember, your back is what your guests will be seeing the most of at the ceremony (and probably will be taking pics.) I'd just hate for you to not even be able to tell it's corsetted in your pics
Your mom did a wonderful job
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« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2007 06:27:38 PM »

Wow! It's gorgeous! I love the original and the modifed one. Beautiful!
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« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2007 06:41:10 PM »

wow that is so gorgeous and very sweet to use your moms dress to.  7-7-07 is my cousins wedding date and her color is the same green as yours  how odd it that.  good luck!
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« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2007 07:08:20 PM »

This is so wonderful!  Cheesy

Our family has a wedding dress as well: my granny, two great-aunts, two cousins, and mother all wore it.  I tried it on and it was too small (same rib cage issue!) and I wish I'd had the inspiration you and your mother have had with this project!!!  I gave up and got a new one.  Undecided 

I'm so impressed she's doing beading as well!!  Can't wait to see the final pic.
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« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2007 07:53:24 PM »

oh wow, that looks great. i loveeee that green satin. and i looooove that it's a corset!! sooo pretty. congrats and good luck with the wedding!!
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« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2007 07:54:36 PM »

Haha ok don't tell her I said it then. Your inspiration dress is really pretty too, and your dress looks very very much like it (minus the stitching detail.) If the lacing isn't as shiny in real life, it's great, but remember, your back is what your guests will be seeing the most of at the ceremony (and probably will be taking pics.) I'd just hate for you to not even be able to tell it's corsetted in your pics
Your mom did a wonderful job

Our officiant suggested we face the attendees. So, my FI, myself, and our bridal party are going to face our guests. That way, only the officiant's back is to the guests. I think that is a great way to include people more closely in the ceremony. But, it doesn't leave a lot of time for them to gaze admiringly at my corsetting! ha ha.
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« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2007 08:01:35 PM »

Our officiant is facing our guests and we're facing each other in front of him like this (I took this picture where we're getting married, he he he):


I don't think I'd like anyone's back to the guests, but obviously it's personal preference.  Cheesy I think this is a great compromise.
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« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2007 09:29:28 PM »

It looks amazing! I hope when I get older I get to be the kind of crafty mother your mother is  Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2007 10:28:36 PM »

lovely! Your mom looked like a movie star! Cheesy She did a great job with adding in the corset, and i'm sure you'll look gorgeous when you get married!  I wish I could wear my mom's dress...but sadly, she's 5'2 and i'm 5'9!  She was also a size 6 ( Shocked ) when she got married!  I'm at least a size 14!  But I hope to incorporate part of her dress into my wedding!
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