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. 🙂
Finally, pictures of my 1883 Harper’s Bazar gown completed with train attached. Three coordinating silks, original button suite and lace. We’re currently making this style for a bride (in ivory) and adapting it for other client orders. Patterning from original pattern sheets is difficult, but it’s all a part of our evolution to achieve the perfectly authentic shape…and it allows me to “enjoy the journey” a bit more.
This year we decided to change things up for Christmas so we’re spending it in London. 🙂 Yes, you heard right, London like in London, England. 2018 has been an exceptionally busy year for us, between various projects and travelling, it’s been a crazy but fun time for us. We want to take this moment to with all our clients and followers Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas! We’ll have more soon so stay tuned. 🙂
This year it’s Christmas in London and we’re off! Everything is in order and we’re looking forward to a fun end to a very eventful and busy year. Stay tuned for more! 🙂