Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wedding Wrap Up

Here's a photo of the cake during daylight hours.
One more cute photo from the Engagement Shoot.





I thought it would be fun to throw this photo of my dad in here. This isn't the car in the photos above, but I got a kick out of how similar they were.

The thing Sara loved most about this vintage dress was the wonderful sweetheart neckline.
Because it came with this little bolero jacket, I was able to make the bodice the way Sara wanted it in the end.


A new skirt was made, as well.
The end result, below.

What a sweetheart you are, William. This is something Sara's Grandpa would have done for her Grandmother. I'd say this marriage is off to a good start. : )

Thank you for following Sara's and my fun adventure in planning this wedding. I can't get over how supportive everyone was. I'm grateful for all the cheerleaders (and help) we had along the way. : )
*This wraps up the Wedding Posts. If you're planning a wedding and want to see all of our plans from start to finish, just go over to the right side-bar under 'Labels', click on 'Wedding Plans' and it will show every single Post starting with this one and going back to the very first one. Good luck if you're just now starting your journey. We sure loved every minute of it!

21 comments:

Sara Shoemaker said...

Man I love seeing how far that dress had come!! You really did work miracles with my dress Mom-I really couldn't be happier with the end result! It's my dream dress I've always imagined :) And my dream wedding, too. I love you so much Mom-thank you for all the months of work you put into my wedding :)It turned out better than I could have ever imagined.

ABamaMom said...

I've loved watching this come together. It was really a dream wedding! Thanks for letting us behind the scenes!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh My...pass the kleenex...I've just read Sara's comment!! I have to admit to feeling part of the whole thing...by proxy!! Thank you so much for sharing! A young girl at work has just started to plan her wedding & I've given her a link to check out everything here...so much more inspiration that any bridal magazine!!! Some more amazing photo's...I love the foot massage one especially! Still sighing!! ♥

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just lovely! Beautiful bride, gorgeous dress, and wonderful photos. I enjoyed watching it all. Congratulations and Best Wishes for everyone!!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I have loved seeing these gorgeous wedding shots, Mary Lou, and I'm kinda' sad that this is the "wrap up" post. I always enjoy your blog posts and am looking forward to seeing that you come up with next. :o) xo

Deb said...

I've so enjoyed all the pics you've shared with us!!! Love the dress...but I adore the love shown in this family!!! God is good!!! :)

mimi said...

OH my goodness Mary Lou I haven't visited your blog in a little bit and I see I have missed soooo much. I must say that I got lost in the magic of Sara's wedding as I read this morning. The photos are just amazing. The happy couple looks so in love that it almost brought tears to my eyes. Sara looked absolutly beautiful--like a princess and you looked amazing as well. I loved everything about her wedding from the candy bar to the romantic lighting. I wish them so much happiness in their life together. It was fun to be captured for a bit by their dreamy day.
xoxox
Mimi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Said it before and will say it again. Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. Everything was just beautiful and you ladies are very talented.
Have a great week.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

Sandy said...

This was so fun!!!! I really enjoyed it! The photos are just wonderful....young love and marriage is there anything better???? Thank you for sharing this with all of us! Love, Sandy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow, it is truly amazing what you did in the changes to that dress!
I loved everything about this wedding!

Have a wonderful week,
Love,
Me

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I just LOVE that you were able to help make her dress. That makes it so fun & special! And her wedding was beautiful! I hope they are enjoying their happily ever after!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am shocked and astounded at how beautiful that dress came out....you are wonderful with a needle and thread!
I mean, it started out pretty....and you just put it over the top.
Love all those photos. So glad you shared with us.
Best of luck to the newlyweds!

Cindy said...

What a sweet comment from Sara about everything. It was all very amazing. Thank you for sharing everything. You are an amazing seamstress and person and especially, Mom. I'm so happy I can associate with you.

GrandmaBev said...

Loved seeing all the changes to the dress. You did a beautiful job. The wedding was lovely.

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It was all so whimsical and beautiful and romantic, ML! I think you could have the decor ideas and wedding photos published in a magazine. That's how perfect it all is!!!!

And you are talented beyond words...that you created such a gorgeous dress by recycling parts of an old one and marrying them with new fabric!

Jacqueline said...

I just loved following the wedding. It was just pure love around every corner and so unique. I like the fact you made so much of it. Her dress turned out just stunning!

Well, I'm right smack in the middle of getting my new store open. I'm just amazed at what God has done. The beautiful thing is that so many bloggers are supporting the business and sending their items out. I gave bloggers a really good commission rate because of shipping and the response has been wonderful.
It's all about cute, it's all about love and it's all about fun. I figure, with those three goals, I should have the cutest shop in the Pacific Northwest!
Thinking of you tonight with dearest affection. Night night,
Jacqueline

Mimi Sue said...

Everything was so beautiful! Especially the bride and her mother! So fun and such great memories to boot! You guys did great! Mimi

Brenda said...

Pass me a kleenex also! How sweet!
I love the dress, the car, the hairstyle! It's all beautiful!
You did great! I love the vintage style! Your daughter is adorable. The wedding dress is amazing! Congratulations to you all!
Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

Oh my. What a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple. Love, love your daughter's style. It's all so gorgeous!

amy said...

What a sweet couple! Love all the photos.
The dress is amazing! You did an awesome job!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I think it is amazing the dress re-do you did!!NO ONE would have ever known it did not come that way, no mis matches at all, perfect from head to toe!!It was so lovely and So vintage yet so modern!!
Love the pic of your dad in that car!!!HOW Awesome the closeness!!!!
Hugs 2 U sweetie,
jamie
and what a dear sweetheart she is --your Sara, look at her comment there!!!SO lovely!!