Over XXXmas I had the pleasure of trying my Momma's wedding dress on. She and my pops got married on New Year's Day, 1982, and planned it in 4 months. FOUR MONTHS. Yeah. I know. Insanity. I'll do a seperate post on that bit of craziness soon, but for now, let's get to the dress. My mom bought the dress at a local shop in Lake Bluff, IL for $400. No muss. No fuss. She just went in the bridal shop by herself, tried it on, and bought it. End of story. The crazy part is that while trying the dress on, my mom said I could do anything I wanted to it. Meaning I could wear it as is, cut it up, turn it into a different dress, or a purse, or a veil, or an ascot, or a dainty Speedo, or even a pair of Hammer pants - the sky's the limit! So OF COURSE this got me thinking. Do y'all remember when I said I'm having a second dress made for the reception? WELL, I may use the lace from this dress - because seriously - these pics don't do it justice. The lace is GORGEOUS. It's Venetian and super detailed and I would die if I could wear it in some way. I feel bad cutting this beaut up, but Momma assured me that it was more than okay. And the fact hat she had it stored in a plastic bag all balled up through the years, makes me feel a-okay with playing with it. So thank you, Mom! I hope this works out because I would be honored to wear a part of your wedding memories on my big day. It would be super-spesh! (That's "special" in Hilgers-speak).
So what do you guys think? Any suggestions on how I could use the lace in my dress? Here's an inspiration pic of what my reception dress is going to look like: