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« on: August 14, 2008 01:32:51 PM »

I just thought I would share some DIY wedding projects from my recent wedding. Although, let me clearly state in advance, it was not DIY, more like DIBO (Do it by others) I had lots of talented friends who help me out will all the wonderful details..

My dress was a custom made creation by a very talented dressmaker friend of mine. It consisted of alternating 6 layers of white & pink organza, topped with pink netting. The layer beneath the pink netting is a beautiful silk organza embroidered with polka dots. I couldn't find anything like what I wanted here in the US, so I had my cousin who was living in Singapore at the time commission it from a man in India. It traveled a long way to be with me.  Smiley

The wedding cake was made by the Best Mans Mother a professional cake baker. It was so yummy everyone keeps asking for her name. It was 3 tiers of lemon delight with my grandmothers own wedding cake topper from the 40s.

 The arbor we stood under was an architectural labor of love created by my father. The beautiful flower wreaths and swags were created by my dress maker.

It seems that none of our other projects seems to have been recorded on film. It included programs, favors, signs, floral centerpieces etc.

Thanks for listening.. and viewing.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 01:42:46 PM »

I love your dress, way to bust out of the box with the pink and who doesn't love pink puffy dresses.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 01:43:19 PM »

SO pretty!!!!! I adore pink.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 01:45:43 PM »

Nicely done, all of it! Even though everything was made by different people, it all goes together nicely. Good job to everyone involved!

And congrats to you as well!

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 02:30:15 PM »

Beautiful! And what a way to show you are loved! You have some special family and friends! Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008 03:39:05 PM »

i LOVE your dress!  i was wondering if you knew where to get the polka dot fabric...i have been looking FOREVER and can't find anything even close to that for my dress.  if the fabric is also from singapore, could you give me the dressmakers name?  my sister has friends in singapore that could probably get some for me Smiley  if not, thanks anyways!  your wedding looked beautiful!

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008 03:50:04 PM »

I dont know where my cousin got the fabric from. What I know is that she went to LOTS of people and all of them said they couldnt get it. Then she found Uncle Silk and he commissioned samples from several vendors in India most of them hand embroidered and then my cousin picked the sample she liked the best. He then ordered exactly what we needed and she shipped it home to me.

It was quite the process, and I selfishly admit that I was lucky not to be apart of most of it, except to send her a photo of what I wanted and to receive the package in the end.

I will tell you however, after looking for MONTHS at every option, I could not find it in the USA. I looked at current panels,  custom embroidery houses, the fabric district in San Francisco. Custom order houses, etc. If this had not worked, we were going to look into silk screening (which would work best on polyester). Because my polka dots were underneath a layer of fabric, nobody noticed how beautiful the silk embroidered organza was. It was a shame, but in the end, silk-screened would have given the same effect because of it. If I were to put it as the top layer however, I would want embroidery.

Sorry I dont have a better answer. Good Luck!

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008 04:53:51 PM »

Everything came out perfect. CONGRATULATIONS......Enjoy your newlywed status... Cheesy Cheesy
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008 06:02:43 PM »

I can't believe how beautiful you look in your wonderful dress. The cake is so well done. The arbor is wonderful. How lucky you are to have wonderful people in your life. Congratulations to you and your new man.
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008 08:53:43 PM »

!!!!! Your dress is SOOOOO fabulous! I love the pink polka dots. So fun and cheerful.

Looks like it was a lovely affair!
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