Dress You Up In My Love: Sash, Part II

After lots of back and forth emails and phone calls with Amanda of Twice Blushed, my dress sash is FINALLY COMPLETE!!

Here’s what Grandma R.’s dress looked like before:

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Personal Photo

 Amanda took the lace from the neckline, waistline and sides; cleaned and restored it—aaaaaaaanddddddd made me this!!!!

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Personal Photo

The lace is nearly identical to that of my dress and looks even better than I EVER could have imagined. It’s an amazing, modern and stylish belt that carries with it a deeply personal history. It’s everything I wanted and more. I am so grateful to Amanda and MOH J for giving me the opportunity to carry a piece of my wonderful grandmother with me on our wedding day. I just know Grandma R. would say, “My Ali Cat, you look beautiful. You’re Grandma’s favorite…don’t tell your cousins I said that.”

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Grandma R. / Personal Photo

The sash is currently living with my dress at the bridal salon where I’ve instructed the seamstress to hand-tack the sash (for removal, should I decide to sell my dress down the road) to the dress in time for my final fitting in three (!!!) weeks!

Did you have an accessory that meant a lot to you?

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Mrs. Jet Setter

Location:
New Bedford
Wedding Date:
October 2013
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    babycakes24 606 posts, Busy bee @ 6:58 am

    I’ve never seen this done before…Love it!

  2. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:19 am

    That is so sweet! I actually teared up reading this because I was so close with my own grandma and would have loved to incorporate her dress, though I have her engagement ring so I was able to incorporate her that way.
    What a truly special heirloom :)
    Ps: I cracked up at MOH j’s comment 😉

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