We went to the wedding, and it was a blast. Paula was a beautiful bride and would have been so, even if she were wearing a sack. It is such a blessing and a joy to attend a wedding where you feel like you are taking part of something very special, and that the couple really wanted to share it with you. The whole day had a handmade touch and you could feel it in the air. I’ll have to share more pictures of the reception and decor later.

But any who, here’s the dress!

Paula and Jason had their ceremony on Paula’s grandparents’ farm, so she wanted a casual and comfortable feel. But of course she wanted to feel pretty, too. Her dress is an all over lace, with a cotton lining. It has a draw string waist band, tightened with a grosgrain ribbon. The simple a-line silhouette was lovely on her, and really suited the atmosphere.

The neckline and cap sleeves were really important in Paula’s vision of the dress. I really love the way they turned out. I had to trim along the lace in order to get the detail on the v-neck. It was worth all the time with my scissors. So delicate!

And here’s a shot of the back. She wanted a scoop back neckline with the lace overlay. It’s just a hint of detail. I think it gives just a bit of daintiness to the overall look, definitely making it more than just a tunic.

I’ve got to say, I love this project. I loved the shared creative process, and being allowed to help bring her vision to light. I really hope she enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks, Paula and Jason, for letting me be a part of your BIG DAY! It was a real pleasure!