October 29, 2011 - Comments Off on Molly – Reclaimed Wedding Dress

Molly – Reclaimed Wedding Dress

Molly brought me her mom’s wedding dress from the 1970s, a cotton kaftan, to integrate into her own dress. We were able to use materials from her mom's dress and incorporate them into a fresh silhouette worthy of Molly’s adorable style.

We decided on a fun tea-length design with a fitted bodice, low back, and a full circle skirt. In looking for a more formal and structured exterior fabric than the muslin from her mom’s dress, we layered silk gazar over silk taffeta. I was able to use the cotton muslin from her mom's dress as inner layers of the bodice, and turned the crochet hem trim into straps. For a final subtle decorative element Molly selected her favorite embroidery pattern from her mom’s dress, which we appliquéd at the back bodice.

Here is Molly's mother, linking the two dresses together on the day of Molly's wedding.

In lieu of the traditional walk down the aisle, Molly’s dad opted for taking the bride on a tandem bike ride, a favorite pastime from her childhood.

Molly & Brian were married in Molly's hometown of Boulder, CO. The gorgeous photographs of their wedding are by Erin Cox of ELC.


Published by: Nicole Lenzen in Case Studies, Real Weddings, Sustainability, Vintage

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