I’m Married!!

That’s right, dear readers…I am now Mrs. Photographer!  Not legally, but even for those of you who don’t know me, please understand, names are a big to-do with us.  Mr. and Mrs. Photographer may just be in contention.


Anyway, good news:  I’m married!


Bad news:  BBQ dress = fail.  The long maxi skirt is beautiful.  Unfortunately, the top is made to fit someone a little  smaller than me.  Perhaps I can get it together this summer.


Good news:  Who cares!  We still had some special little touches I made.

1)  A belt for my dress.  Purchased rhinestone trim attached to looooooong bridal satin tails.  Tied in a bow in the back with the tails hanging down to the floor.  (Yes, they’re filthy!)


2)  A guest book.  I channeled my inner child – when I used to make covered photo albums – and just inserted blank pages instead of photo pages.


3)  A birdcage veil.  It was a little out-of-control because I didn’t trim it down enough, but was lovely and fun to wear!


4)  A pillow for our ringbearer.  Thank you Martha Stewart!


It was a beautiful weekend!  And now onto our regularly scheduled lives.




The big day approaching!

Long time, no blog!  I hope you haven’t been sitting at your computer, anxiously awaiting my return.  It would be flattering, but I would be very, VERY concerned!.

Those of you who know my real-life alter ego know I have a big day approaching!  While I initially intended to do tons of sewing for my big wedding weekend, I finally compromised with one dress and a few accessories.  Wedding day attire is still a secret, but the welcome BBQ dress isn’t!

This one is inspired by one of my favs – Betsey Johnson.  I wanted to splurge and just pick up this number (which I tried on in the store and loved!), but as we got closer, I just couldn’t justify the price tag.


So I set out to make my own maxi dress with a big, bold pattern.

First, I scoured websites to find a pattern in the same style.  Nothing was quite right, until found Burda 7257.  Betsey’s dress has an elastic back, but mine will be fitted (and hopefully will fit!  It’s a little close.)  And I’m going to up the strap count to two on each side, like Betsey’s.

Mood Fabrics hooked me up with this new arrival in the silk section.  Feels great and looks great!


I promptly lost the second page of instructions amid the wedding mess, but I think I can figure it out.  And that’s where we stand now.  Un-strapped, un-faced and un-hemmed…but very close to done!


P.S.  Finished purse!