The dressssss. A few people have asked for more dress detail, so here we are. It is a leeeelte bit of a thorn in my side, but I do love it.
I tried on so many dresses in shops, but I wanted long sleeves to cover my tattoos for the wedding. It seems that it’s impossible to find a long sleeve, short wedding dress. So I bought really gorgeous silk – Italian silk faille for the top, and an Italian duchesse silk satin for the skirt – so gorgeous that I was scared to cut into it.
So, about 3 weeks before the wedding, I went to start the dress – and found that my sewing machine was broken. PANIC. My mom and I finished it in a week at her house, but without a dress form, I had no way to drape the skirt properly. (You can see the muslin here, with the skirt draped closer to how I wanted.) Luckily I’d patterned the fitted top part already before my machine broke, it’s based off a 1950s dress that was unfortunately too stained to wear. The top has a Y shaped seam on the bust, and ruched elbows. So. Someday I’m going to redo the skirt.
I found that silk and crochet pocket in Paris, in an antique shop – perfect for my glasses, which I wore most of the day. There aren’t many glasses photos – I whipped them off and into my pocket!
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Photography: JEREMY HARRIS WEDDINGS (NYC)
Secondary Photography: EMILY FERRO (VT)
Dress: Silk faille & duchesse silk, antique lace and trim.
Make-up: Vivian Sarratt
Bride’s shoes: Frye
Groom’s shoes: Mezlan (thrifted but new!)
Groom’s suit & tie: vintage
Groom’s shirt & socks: J. Crew
(Hey!! Random thing – I was totally looking at a girl on Valencia St today and thinking “she has cute style” & she came up and said she was a Verhext reader! Then I got shy and forgot to ask of she has a blog or twitter – so if Shelia (I think!) is reading, comment! Thank you for reading!!)