Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Wedding!

My little sister got married yesterday. It was a fantastic wedding, filled with love and laughter, family and friends and all those things that make a wedding a really special day. My sister looked absolutely amazingly beautiful, and I am so proud of her and her new husband. The location was stunning, and despite loads of rain the day before, the sun managed to appear just in time for the outdoor ceremony. It was kind of perfect.



We spent the morning at my parent's house having hair and makeup done, a very weird experience for someone like me who literally never wears makeup or does more than a simple ponytail. It was actually quite fun, but my 3 year old daughter didn't recognise me at first when we arrived at the ceremony, which freaked me out completely. She kept walking past and looking at me like I was a stranger, not an experience I'm eager to repeat. The photo above was after she had decided I was actually her mum :o)

Both the bridesmaid's dresses were handmade using this beautiful Art Gallery Fabric Floressence print - I made mine and my sister made the other bridesmaid her dress. Mine is the Crepe dress by Colette patterns. You might remember I made a test version last year - I made a size smaller for this one and it is a much better fit (the test version was quite baggy in the bodice, mostly because I am very narrow across my back I think). I really need to pull my finger out and try an FBA for the next dress I make - but because this one is a wrap dress, the bodice fits reasonably well without fiddling around with adjusting the pattern. Best of all, it is the kind of dress I'll actually wear again :o)


We actually have two more family weddings in the next month (my brother's and my cousin's), which is going to be heaps of fun. It also means I have a couple of quilts I'd like to design and make within the next three weeks (feel free to wish me luck with that!!)

xx Jess

27 comments:

A Quilter's Mission said...

Wow, you did look beautiful! What a fun dress, and those shoes!

Kelli said...

Good luck on those quilts (you'd better get a move on! lol), you did a great job with the dress! :)

Catherine Pritchard said...

Congratulations to your sister and her new husband. You all look terrific and I'm glad the sun came out.

DeborahGun said...

you look beautiful Jess :-) I have been waiting to see your dress, and it is just perfect :-)

Charlotte said...

you look lovely!!!! I love the flowers as well - such a fun idea :-D

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

You look beautiful Jess! The dress is lovely! Good luck with the quilts :)

Sarah @ sarahquilts.com said...

Lovely dress on a lovely lady! ;) I can't believe your child didn't recognize you! That would be disconcerting.

Katy Cameron said...

You look fab, and love the bouquet! Yeah, I'm wishing you luck while I try not to giggle on the quilt front :oD

Flying Blind... said...

Congratulations to your sister, and fabulous dresses both. Love those 'flowers'!

Yup, good luck with that then xxx

Jessica said...

You look gorgeous, dear!! Love those flowers, too! :) Congrats on a great garment finish.

Jessica said...

Oh and of course congrats to your sister and her new husband!

Chez Roo said...

You and your sister both look great, and your dress is gorgeous!

Heather D. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Sisters are the best!!

Catherine said...

What a fabulous dress and you look amazing

Ella said...

So glad the weather stayed lovely! You look fabulous, as does your sister. Congrats to her and her new husband!

sherry said...

glad the weather turned to sun...your dress is lovely and your sister is breathtaking

Caroline Heinrichs said...

You clean up real perty gal, your dress is gorgeous, congrats on two more wedding.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Just gorgeous!! And looks like glorious weather too!

Oops-Lah said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. Love your dress and you look happy and beautiful. Have fun with those quilts (I guess you are not planning to finish them this month?).

Leanne said...

Your dress turned out wonderfully. Congratulations to your sister, it looks like a beautiful day for the wedding too.

nicole said...

Your dress turned out beautifully! And you better get a move on it with those quilts!!

Renee said...

The dress turned out great! It looks lovely on you. Looks like a very nice wedding location. Best of luck with your quilt making! You are so fast and productive, I have faith in you :-)

Nat at Made in Home said...

You look fab in your dress!

Sandra W said...

What is FBA

moira said...

beautiful beautiful. You scrub up nice huh? *runs off to dig out crepe pattern*

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

You look fab! Wow what a busy time for weddings! Hope the next ones have such lovely days !

Sarah said...

You look beautiful! Great dress, and yes it probably is a bridesmaids dress that you will wear again. But, we all said that... Hehehe.