Warning: Picture heavy post!
Hello everyone!!! I hope that this post finds you all more than well!!
Oh my goodness! I can't believe that it has been over 2 months since I have written a blog post! EEEEEK!!! So much has happened in these past two months, so I think I'll forgive myself this sore neglect of blog posting...
I'll write more on that maybe in the future, but for now, I'd like to share with you the "Dressing The Historical Bride" program that We Wear History and The House of Whyte put on two Saturdays ago! We Wear History and Something Special Antique Store in Meridian, Idaho, do a High Tea/Fashion Show yearly in September and this year's theme was Dressing the Historical Bride. Not only was it an underwear education program, but also a fun historical walk through bridal wear from 5 fashion eras. Those eras that were showcased were the 1830s, the 1850s, the 1890s, 1914 and the 1920s! I had such a fun time researching all the dresses, veils and accessories for this program, but need to schedule my sewing time a lot more carefully! There were days that I was sewing more that 12 hours a day. Lately my creative mind has been writing checks that my body and the whole space time continuum thing simply cannot cash! So, there will be lots of work going on in that arena in the future!
We had so much fun this year as the ladies are so delightful, elegant, fun, funny and just a true blessing to work with! We added two new ladies to our "family" this year, Michaela Coy from My Soul is Fed With Needle and Thread and Connie Smith all the way from Texas!!! (Connie is my bestie from Texas, Josie Smith of Josephine Gypsy)
Photos were taken by the talented Colton White (my boy!) and the floral arrangements from 1850s, 1914 and 1920s, were made by my sweet Mama who couldn't be there as she had scheduled knee replacement surgery two days before...(due to some horrid unforseen events, she doesn't have a new knee but does have in and on her tibia 2 plates, 19 screws, 4 wires and 148 staples...yaaaaaaa...more on that later!)
Sooooooo...without further ado, here are the historical brides in their finery!
Miss Molly Palm
Miss Brianna Walker
Miss Mikayla Walker
Miss Aubrielle Holly
Miss Adalea Sparks
My Lovely Brides and Their Dressers!
What is an underwear/bridal fashion show without those lovely ladies who dress the brides? Here are the fabulous dressers with the brides they were tasked with making ready for the walk down the aisle!
Miss Molly Palm and her real life Mama Mrs. Laura Palm!
Miss Brianna Walker with Mrs. Sarah Mace (who is also Miss Molly's real life aunt and Laura's sister!)
Miss Mikayla Walker (who is Miss Brianna's identical twin sister!) and Mrs. Connie Smith!
Miss Aubrielle Holly with her real life Mama, Mrs. Marilyn Holly!
Miss Adalea Sparks with Miss Michaela Coy!
I may be a bit partial and prejudiced, but I think that these lovely ladies were just stunning! (They are stunning out of costume as well!) It was such a thrill seeing them all dressed up!!!
Every Bride needs an escort to walk them down the aisle!
I have the most fabulous men in my life! My husband, Greg and my sons, Cody and Colton were so accommodating and agreed to act as tea pot fillers and escorts for the brides during the show! I was so proud of them! They also helped to deliver ALL the everything to the venue and take everything home. I am so blessed!!
(these next 5 pictures were taken by my long time bestie Kay Dyer!)
Miss Molly with Mr. Greg White
Miss Brianna with Mr. Colton White
Miss Mikayla with Mr. Dakota White
Miss Aubrielle with Mr. Greg White
Miss Adalea with Mr. Colton White
To end with, here are some behind the scenes images of the day.
I hope that you have enjoyed these photos as much as I do! They make me so happy!!! I'll be writing three posts on the newest bridal dresses I made along with posts on the underwear that was made for them in the future...hopefully NOT two months not away! hahahahah!!!
Be blessed my friends!