To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The "Dressing The Historical Bride Program"!!!



Warning: Picture heavy post!


Hello everyone!!!  I hope that this post finds you all more than well!!

Oh my goodness!  I can't believe that it has been over 2 months since I have written a blog post!  EEEEEK!!!  So much has happened in these past two months, so I think I'll forgive myself this sore neglect of blog posting...

I'll write more on that maybe in the future, but for now, I'd like to share with you the "Dressing The Historical Bride" program that We Wear History and The House of Whyte put on two Saturdays ago!  We Wear History and Something Special Antique Store in Meridian, Idaho, do a High Tea/Fashion Show yearly in September and this year's theme was Dressing the Historical Bride.  Not only was it an underwear education program, but also a fun historical walk through bridal wear from 5 fashion eras.  Those eras that were showcased were the 1830s, the 1850s, the 1890s, 1914 and the 1920s!  I had such a fun time researching all the dresses, veils and accessories for this program, but need to schedule my sewing time a lot more carefully!  There were days that I was sewing more that 12 hours a day.  Lately my creative mind has been writing checks that my body and the whole space time continuum thing simply cannot cash!  So, there will be lots of work going on in that arena in the future!

  We had so much fun this year as the ladies are so delightful, elegant, fun, funny and just a true blessing to work with!  We added two new ladies to our "family" this year, Michaela Coy from My Soul is Fed With Needle and Thread and Connie Smith all the way from Texas!!! (Connie is my bestie from Texas, Josie Smith of Josephine Gypsy)

Photos were taken by the talented Colton White (my boy!) and the floral arrangements from 1850s, 1914 and 1920s, were made by my sweet Mama who couldn't be there as she had scheduled knee replacement surgery two days before...(due to some horrid unforseen events, she doesn't have a new knee but does have in and on her tibia 2 plates, 19 screws, 4 wires and 148 staples...yaaaaaaa...more on that later!)

Sooooooo...without further ado, here are the historical brides in their finery!


1836

Miss Molly Palm







1856

Miss Brianna Walker







1898

Miss Mikayla Walker







1914

Miss Aubrielle Holly







1926

Miss Adalea Sparks







My Lovely Brides and Their Dressers!

What is an underwear/bridal fashion show without those lovely ladies who dress the brides?  Here are the fabulous dressers with the brides they were tasked with making ready for the walk down the aisle!






Miss Molly Palm and her real life Mama Mrs. Laura Palm!







Miss Brianna Walker with Mrs. Sarah Mace (who is also Miss Molly's real life aunt and Laura's sister!)







Miss Mikayla Walker (who is Miss Brianna's identical twin sister!) and Mrs. Connie Smith!







Miss Aubrielle Holly with her real life Mama, Mrs. Marilyn Holly!







Miss Adalea Sparks with Miss Michaela Coy!


I may be a bit partial and prejudiced, but I think that these lovely ladies were just stunning!  (They are stunning out of costume as well!)  It was such a thrill seeing them all dressed up!!!



 Every Bride needs an escort to walk them down the aisle!

I have the most fabulous men in my life!  My husband, Greg and my sons, Cody and Colton were so accommodating and agreed to act as tea pot fillers and escorts for the brides during the show!  I was so proud of them!  They also helped to deliver ALL the everything to the venue and take everything home.  I am so blessed!!

(these next 5 pictures were taken by my long time bestie Kay Dyer!)



Miss Molly with Mr. Greg White




Miss Brianna with Mr. Colton White




Miss Mikayla with Mr. Dakota White




Miss Aubrielle with Mr. Greg White




 Miss Adalea with Mr. Colton White



To end with, here are some behind the scenes images of the day.  



























I hope that you have enjoyed these photos as much as I do!  They make me so happy!!!  I'll be writing three posts on the newest bridal dresses I made along with posts on the underwear that was made for them in the future...hopefully NOT two months not away!  hahahahah!!!

Be blessed my friends!

g

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    1. Thank you so very much Kris!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  2. Each and every one of those were amazing and lovely, as were the ladies wearing them. In particular, the 1830s one where a gasp of air accompanied my OH at first sight of it. You know how I love the 30s. *wish I was working on one now*
    Your shows are an inspiration to some of mine.
    Hugs, Val

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    1. Oh Val! You always know what to say to make my heart happy! The ladies were so lovely and just took my breath away! And yes, you do love those 30s dresses!! Me too! I am so happy to hear that my shows are an inspiration to some of yours!!! Best compliment EVER!!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. Absolute perfection! What a wonderful display, I am thrilled for you.

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    1. Oh Cindy!!! Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliment!! Makes AAAAAALLLL the work that went into the dresses and displays totally worth it!
      Blessings!
      g

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  4. "my creative mind has been writing checks that my body and the whole space time continuum thing simply cannot cash!" - oh Gina, I know that feeling all too well!

    It looks like a wonderful day. The costumes are amazing - I'm looking forward to reading your posts on the new ones. And the photographs are fabulous, as always. Thank you so much for sharing.

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