I chose to wear my mom’s wedding dress which has only been worn by one other person besides my mom (which is more wear than most wedding dresses get).
What makes this chapter of the wedding dress different is that I am getting it drastically altered. My main desire to alter the dress comes simply from the change and evolution of fashion.
My second-cousin Karen -- who wore the dress shortly after my mom’s wedding -- chose not to alter the high turtle neck and puffy chiffon sleeves. And at the time, this style was very much in fashion. Today it is not.
When I first brought the dress to Ginger Root Design, the co-owners and designers/tailors, planned out a scoop neck, and a low back.
Here is the original dress before getting it altered. I was so proud and content to be wearing my mom’s dress that day.
Scoop neck instead of high turtle neck; puffy chiffon sleeves removed.
With my Nyka, Anne Marie and my mom!
The low back view. A lot of the material will be pulled in. I kinda wish I had an original picture of the back, but imagine a high turtle neck.
Side-view with Erin, the fabulous designer!
I still have one or two more fittings to go. Along with my mom, my friends Nyka and Anne Marie came for the second fitting. A huge thank you to them for being amazing friends!
Stay tuned for the next fitting!