Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Purple Wedding Dress - The Wedding Day!

The dress is done, the wedding past, and what a whirlwind day it was! The bride looked absolutely stunning.

I missed my last couple days of posting because I was so busy finishing up the dress, but here were a few of the last details I finished up.

First I finished attaching the lace and sewing on all the beading. I was pretty pleased with the seam on the lace, I think I managed to hide it pretty well! Can you see it?

Next I gathered lots of tulle and netting for the petticoat!

Then I added lingerie straps...

And of course, a waist stay!

And finally, I made a little flower for her hair!

And that was it, everything was done! Here's my revised sketch (after nixing the capelet) and the final product.

It all looked so much better on the glowing bride!! I wish I had some better pictures, but it was a big rush to get dressed, get married, and have a reception all within the couple hours allotted at the lovely outdoor venue. Throw in some missing shoes, and a thunderstorm starting just as the bride was about to walk to the outdoor chapel, all at dusk, lol, and it meant I didn't get a chance to get a great picture. But she looked beautiful! Here are a few of the fuzzy phone pics I managed to snap. :-)

A flash, of course, picks up all the purple sheen!

Here's a short little video which I thought captured the movement of the dress well. :-)

A video posted by Stephanie Lochet (@slochet) on

I'm so pleased to have been able to play a small part in my friend's wedding, and I wish the couple a lifetime of happiness!


Angela said...

Stephanie, you did such a beautiful job on that dress, and she was a gorgeous, glowing bride. :)

I was just thinking about how I remember when most of the things you sewed were aprons, and how much fun it's been watching you expand your talents to making so many of your own dresses, Easter outfits for kids, wedding dresses, and I don't even know what else. You are so talented! And you even sew from patterns now. ;)

rosaalba said...

I was just saying on NFP you and Ramona and Mrs D once she is removed to her new house, should make commissioned Confirmation and other suitably long frocks.