Sunday, July 8, 2012

What's Up?

What are you up to these days, faithful reader? We are in the throes of wedding central here.

There has been quite a bit of this going on. It is amazing to me the different choices between the three brides in almost every way, right down to the invitations.

Spent some time strolling down memory lane. Do you know how long it takes to gather pictures when you have to look, sigh, and remember with each box or photo album you open? Also how difficult it is to find pictures of the youngest child by themselves? The bride is very nervous about photos chosen and for what purpose. All I can say is she better be nice to me.

Phone calls to readdress the flowers. The bride thought she was set on what she wanted. She wasn't. 

Chatting with a friend for her plans to host a bridal shower. Great friends are a such a blessing.

Picking up dresses from here. I can only give you a peek. Can't spill all of the beans you know.

I can't praise Town and Country Bridal enough. They have been wonderful both this time and with her older sister in their previous location. It is remarkable when you enter a shop five years later, in a new location and they remember your name and the names of the brides. They were a delight to work with. And such a pretty shop. Always quiet even when they are busy, busy. Trust me this is not always the case. There are some well known bridal salons here in our area that when you enter, it feels like a free for all! Loud, crowded and messy. And we are not talking cheap salons either.

In the midst of all this, there are some sewing plans happening as well. I ordered fabric to match the bride's gown for the flower girl and ring bearer. a.k.a. the Prince and Princess. Some of the most beautiful silk dupioni. Traditionally dupioni has slubs throughout the fabric. It is part of the nature of the fabric. This is the most clear dupioni I have ever seen. In a beautiful soft champagne color. Need to get cracking here! Eleven weeks and counting: deep breath!

I hope you are enjoying some fun where ever you are.


  1. Wow! Sounds like you will be one busy woman, Martha! I can't wait to see what you will do for the little Royals. I know it will be very special.

  2. Hi Martha, Missed you!! It looks like everything is exciting in your area of life right now. Excitement = energy, nervous or otherwise. I know the goal is a happy bride who will have cherished memories. I can feel the wonder of it in your post!

  3. How exciting... can't wait to see pics, especially of the silk dupioni done up!

  4. I'm dying to see what you'll do with the Princess dress. Where did you order the silk dupioni from? My niece is getting married next June and my little Princess will be in the wedding, of course.

    1. Cynthia, I ordered the silk from the wedding dress designer. It came from the same bolt as the bride's gown. A little pricier to do it that way but I am assured that it matches.

  5. What a great idea! My sister, who makes wedding dresses for a living, will be making our niece's dress, so I'll have her order extra silk for my Princess. I never even thought of that, duh!


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