Friday, 4 September 2015

My Wedding Dress: The Big Reveal

Here is finally the moment you all have waited for. I'm going to share my wedding dress with you. As the pictures were taken on my actual wedding day (who would guess) it turned out I didn't have that many that really show of my dress or only show me without my blog-shy husband. So I did some cropping, but hope you will enjoy the photographs anyway.


There are no photographs without the bolero because I was wearing it the whole day. When I tried it on initially the lace felt a bit itchy and stiff but on the day I didn't feel uncomfortable in it. It also made the whole outfit look much more bridal.


My bouquet, as well as the buttonhole flowers for the men and the roses for my hair, were flown in from Germany. My mum brought them with her the day before the wedding and I think we were all a bit worried that they would get damaged or welt. The bouquet is vintage inspired and has three hydrangeas and some roses in it. The stems are wrapped in lace and bound with some ribbon.


Most photographs were taken from my right side and so it is difficult to actually see the flowers that I hand stitched to the left side. They were flowing down to the train.




My hair was braided on one side and then arranged to a curly bun. The roses were the same as in my husbands buttonhole flowers. 




Thanks again to everybody who encouraged me to keep the train. It felt amazing to have it swoosh behind me all day. I loved it so much I didn't take it up at all. The train has some grass stains on it but otherwise held up very well - no rips. I've given the dress to the dry cleaners already so fingers crossed they got the stains out.







I also made our ring cushion with the fabrics from my dress.


We had some gas filled heart shaped balloons that we released into the sky. They all carried well wishes from friends written on postcards with our address and stamps on it. If they are found, somebody might send them back to us. Lets see, so far none has arrived.


Our wedding day was an amazing day. Full of emotions, laughter and joy. It went so fast and if I wouldn't have the photos and wedding band on my finger I might doubt it actually happened. We are just back from an amazing honey moon in Corfu and live settles back into its usual routine. It means there will be time for me to sew and knit again and actually think about my autumn wardrobe. Have you started with your autumn sewing or are you still holding on to the last sunshine of summer?

32 comments:

  1. Ahhh, this is soo exciting! I have been waiting for this post, dear! You look absolutely stunning and your dress is breathtaking. It looks like it came straight out of a fairy book. Your bouquet is lovely, well done to your mum for flying it in safely :) I hope you had an amazing honey moon and can't wait to hear all about it soon ;) xx

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    1. Thank you Charlie! I felt amazing in the dress and it is was such a happy day. Thanks again for sending some motivation my way when I was stuck in the beginning! Honeymoon was super relaxing - just what we both needed :)

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  2. Oh Daniela it is all so beautiful!! The dress, you, the pictures!! You did a beautiful job and congrats on your wedding!

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    1. Thank you Kristin! Most of the photographs were taken by a professional - which I'm so glad we hired. Love the pictures.

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  3. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage! What a gorgeous bride you are. Every detail is beautiful. I've been anxious to see your dress for weeks - what a wonderful accomplishment. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Debera! I'm happy you enjoyed following along :)

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  4. Congratulations on your marriage! Your dress is just gorgeous. You look so beautiful; all the details are just right. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful day as well.

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    1. Thanks Gail. Yes the day turned out much nicer (and went so fast) then I thought with all the stress going on the days before. My hair was only finished 15 minutes before the car picked me up - so I was glad I had a dress I could easily slip into :O

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  5. Awwww, you did a fantastic job on your dress - it looks beautiful and you look so happy in it! It was definitely worth all of your hard work. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your blog-shy-husband!

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    1. Hihi, thank you Ruth! I'm so happy with my dress - fit and design. I doubt I would have found something similar on the rack :)

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  6. Congratulations. You looked beautiful and the dress was stunning x

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  7. I have loved this series of posts! Your dress is a triumph! So glad you kept the train. Huge congratulations on your marriage and on making such a gorgeous dress - I'm sure it will inspired others to.

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    1. Thanks Clarinda. I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding dress posts - I actually was amazed that I wrote so many!

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  8. You and your dress are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful marriage -- full of joy and love.

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  9. You look so beautiful. Your dress is amazing and I've enjoyed watching it progress through your blogs. Congratulations x

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    1. Thanks Carol. I had a look at my old blog posts and was actually amazed to see it developed from a muslin into a real dress.

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  10. Oh my goodness, you look absolutely gorgeous! And your dress is so beautiful! You should be so proud of making this, and I hope all of your guests were suitably impressed!! Many congratulations on your wedding, it looks like you had a lovely day, and thank you for sharing your dress with us.

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    1. Thank you Lynne, and yes I'm really proud :) A couple of years ago I wouldn't have thought that I could make my own wedding dress. Sometimes I can't believe it even now. The guests were all amazed - right so, haha.

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  11. Beautiful dress congratulations on your wedding hope it was the perfect day!

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    1. Thank you Amanda. The day couldn't have been more perfect. It turned out so much better than I hoped for. It was just a shame that it went so fast!

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  12. Congratulations - beautiful ;o)

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  13. Congratulations - and you look amazing in your stunning wedding dress.

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  14. Congratulations Daniela, wish you a happy life together!!! your wedding dress is gorgeus and looks great on you!! hope you had a great time in your honey moon!!

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  15. Congratulations! You look beautiful in your dress, I'm so impressed! You look very happy and like you had the most amazing day. Enjoy your honeymoon and married life x

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  16. Congratulations! I hope you both have a long and happy marriage. Your dress is simply wonderful, and unique and you look a perfect picture in it.

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  17. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You look just beautiful and so happy. What a wonderful job you did on your wedding dress - it is just stunning! So happy for you it came together so wonderfully and I enjoyed your posts so much. But then you are a very skilled designer. Wish you and your husband every happiness and please continue your posts - I learn so much

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  18. Oh your dress is so beautiful! I always thought that designing and making your own dress was a special touch that you could add to the occasion. I did mine and it was so unique, I think it added to how special I felt that day. Congratulations to you and your blog shy husband!

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  19. Wowee! Congratulations!! You look stunning and the whole day must have felt even more special knowing you had made your own dress. I really love your lacey bolero too. It's the perfect finishing touch.

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  20. I have no idea how I had missed seeing this until now, but you look beautiful, and your dress turned out so well. I love the gentle lavender colour with the lace jacket. How good is it to be able to make a wedding dress that is just what you want, and different from what is normally available. Big congratulations to you and your husband

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