If CS Fly was there that day, his images might have looked something like this! If you’re going to have an Old West Wedding…you’ve got to have a little sepia tone in your life. 🙂
Some formal images taken in our Tombstone parlor, just before we left for the Courthouse. The bride is wearing a brocade gown in the mid 1870s style, with silk pleating and soft cotton netted ruffles with a corseted bodice in a ballgown style.
This gown has a detachable train, so she can wear it later for a Victorian Ball as a formal gown.
The bodice and skirt front had vintage lace applique and bobbinette (netted) ruffles all pinked with my antique tools and hand finished.
And the payoff… 🙂
We fell in love with Martin as well…now they’re the prettiest couple in the West. 🙂
Two things I can’t resist…froufrou and a shoe sale! My new “Tissots” combine both of those. Don’t forget to check out the American Duchess shoe sale going on this month, before they’re all gone. This model is perfect for brides, church, anything that requires a low heel…shoe bows are clip-ons, Mom! 🙂
This is a continuation of a project that I’ve been working on for myself starting back last Fall. and it’s provided inspiration to a bridal dress project I’m currently working on that will be made in ivory.
Do you ever have a “dress crush” and you have to have it at all costs? I waited for a few years until the one perfect fabric came my way, and then I pounced on it!
Pattern matching fun…can you find all the areas that I used that concept? It was fun!
To the eye, this era appears to looks “upholstered”, but it’s deceivingly lightweight when done correctly. Everything is hand tacked in place, there’s not much of a chance of this gown flowing in a breeze. 🙂 Stay tuned for more updates!