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:


Personal Photo

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


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.”


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?


Mrs. Jet Setter

New Bedford
Wedding Date:
October 2013
Classifieds: September 25, 2013
Party Presents: Groomsmen
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  1. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:13 am

    That sash is gorgeous! Your dress will be gorgeous!

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    vorpalette 11300 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 5:48 am

    That’s gorgeous and so sweet!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 5:57 am

    Your sash matches your dress beautifully! It’s so nice you’ll be able to have a piece of your grandmother’s dress with you on your wedding day!

  4. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 7:21 am

    Wow! It looks beautiful, and what a wonderful way to incorporate your grandmother’s dress. I wrapped my bouquet in lace from my mother’s dress. When she saw it on my wedding day she teared up!

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    laurelewrigley 366 posts, Helper bee @ 7:51 am

    i would have worn that dress as is! it’s phenomenal I love to see vintage dresses in tact

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    spotted_giraffe 312 posts, Helper bee @ 8:11 am

    I love it and its so special! Your grandma sounds like a great and sassy lady! What a nice way to be able to honor her on your day

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:10 am

    That’s a beautiful way to remember your grandmother!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 10:14 am

    They did such an amazing job on the sash. It is gorgeous.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:20 am

    What a beautiful and meaningful sash!

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    MOH J, Guest @ 2:13 pm

    That dress went through soooo many restorations to bring it back to life from a crumpled up ball in a closet floor a few years ago. It is no coincidence that the lace is almost an exact match Miss J. I’m trying not to tear up, but give me a break. You KNOW Grandma R. always thought MOH J was her favorite. XOXO love you

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    babycakes24 606 posts, Busy bee @ 6:58 am

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

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    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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