Wedding: Dresses

Wedding: Dresses

Per request from Lena in Norway, here are a few more photos of my dresses in action.

The first and best dress was my great grandmothers. It’s made of three pieces of handmade Point d’Alencon lace from France. Can you believe that the whole skirt with train is one seamless piece?!

I think you can see the overall detail best in that shot of my sister buttoning it up (here’s a close up). I had the linen lace cleaned and had a new silk slip made for it, but otherwise it was untouched from last being worn in 1944 by my great aunt.

My second dress, seen below, was purchased for $60 from eBay a few weeks before the wedding. It’s the J.Crew Sophia Dress. Not too thrilling, but comfortable and well made in a nice fabric and trim.

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  1. Jenna at 9:55 pm

    What a priceless thing, to be able to wear your great grandmothers gown. It’s beautiful.

  2. erica at 1:29 am

    i am such a fan of antique lace, i wish i lived nearby so i could sit and stare at the amazing craftsmanship. you’re so lucky to not only have something like this in your family but to also be able to fit into it so perfectly!

    i think the sophia dress worked out really well, plus, you can’t beat that price.

  3. Lorrie at 1:40 pm

    You look gorgeous in both dresses! I can’t believe the wedding gown is from 1944!

  4. mrsem Author at 3:41 pm

    The antique gown is actually from around 1912…it was just last worn in 1944.