So….I’m gettin’ married.
I’ve been a bit buried in all things wedding, with an additional layer of all things shoes on top, and I realize I totally haven’t posted about this! Eek!
So here’s my wedding gown inspiration:
|Via Costumer’s Guide|
My most favorite gown from “Marie Antoinette” is this pale sage green redingote that appears in the “Petit Trainon” part of the film. I love everything about it, and it’s been reserved for this special occasion since I saw the movie so many years ago.
I found the perfect pale green silk taffeta from Puresilks.us for the redingote:
I already have the ivory silk taff from Fabric Mart, nabbed on sale for $10/yard (couldn’t believe it!)
So I guess I’d better get to work. I have a petticoat and new stays to make out of the ivory first, then a full toile for the gown, before slicing into the final fabric. October will be here before I know it!
UnknownApril 27, 2013 at 2:38 AM
SQUEEEE!!! congratulations!!! I am so excited for the gown, i know it will be exquisite… but even more importantly, so excited for you two.
Living VintageApril 27, 2013 at 2:48 AM
Congratulation how exciting. I can't wait to see the finished dress.
EdithApril 27, 2013 at 3:01 AM
Congratulations! I cannot WAIT to see the final result! Are you making special weddings stays and whatnot as well?!
Lauren StowellApril 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Thanks, Edith! Yes, some special 1780s wedding stays out of ivory taffeta. It's a must! 🙂
LaurieApril 27, 2013 at 3:05 AM
Congratulations!! Can't wait to se it finished!
Lady MonroeApril 27, 2013 at 3:22 AM
Congratz, Soon-to-be-Mrs.-Mr.-C! Can't wait to see how awesome this dress is gonna be!
MerlinaApril 27, 2013 at 3:53 AM
Congrats! The gown's gonna look awesome!
GwenyverApril 27, 2013 at 4:22 AM
Congratulations! Now get going, you have a lot of work and you don't want to be hemming on the morning of your wedding. 😉
Ashley FlinnApril 27, 2013 at 4:30 AM
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AnonymousApril 27, 2013 at 4:42 AM
Congrats! Are you doing anything else historical for the wedding? Invitations? Food? I can't wait to see the updates on this; that silk is amazing!
Lauren StowellApril 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Thanks Aeflinn! The wedding isn't intended to be historical, just the two gowns, but there is a sortof shabby chic/vintage/French country feel for decor, and the location is a mildly historic site, though not 18th century. 🙂
Sarah WApril 27, 2013 at 5:30 AM
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Looking forward to see the dress 🙂
AnonymousApril 27, 2013 at 5:42 AM
Congratulations! I can't wait to see the dress!
Iron Chef Kosher!April 27, 2013 at 5:59 AM
MAZEL TOV! that's such wonderful news! & thank you so much for sharing! I'm so excited for you – this is going to be such a wonderful time in your life!
AnonymousApril 27, 2013 at 6:39 AM
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with us on the blogosphere & gosh what a gorgeous gown.
GabrielaApril 27, 2013 at 7:13 AM
Congratulation, Lauren! I think that your wedding gown will be wonderful! 🙂
Kleidung um 1800April 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Congratulations! Such exciting news – hope you'll have lots of fun building up your wedding wardrobe 🙂
Sandra BrakeApril 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Congrats hon. I figured a wedding must be in the works after your post the other day! And yes I loved that dress and the material and colour are just gorgeous! Have fun!
LauraApril 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Congratulations!! And I think your gown choice is beautiful.
JenniApril 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM
Congratulations! That dress will look gorgeous on you. 🙂
Del rioApril 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM
¡Enhorabuena! Os deseo toda la suerte y felicidad del mundo para vuestra vida en común. Tu vestido va a ser fabuloso. Magnífica elección.
Lauren StowellApril 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM
A Country VictorianApril 27, 2013 at 5:14 PM
Congratulations! I'm sure your dress will be lovely! 🙂
Lauren StowellApril 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Thank you everyone!!
ZipZipApril 28, 2013 at 2:04 AM
Warm congratulations! This is exciting and happy news. Happy planning, and your curious readers want to know what Shoes shall grace your feet on the big day?
Jennifer BristowApril 28, 2013 at 2:42 AM
Stephanie AnnApril 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Congratulations! I'm sure you will be stunning in your dress.
Die WerkelwütigeApril 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Congrats! I'm very excited to see this dress.
vintagevisions27April 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Congratulations!! Can't wait to see it finished!
MartiApril 29, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Mazel Tov! Will you let Mr.C pose for a wedding photo with you so we can finally see what he looks like?
UnknownApril 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Hello,First of all never be afraid to dye! You wouldn't believe what I throw into the dye pot at SNL. The last thing was a $2,000.00 designer dress. secondly,I have only used petite paniers for a gown like your sacque-ma. I think your grand panier is way to short. What if you drop the widest part almost to the floor and the overskirt will flair out at the hem. I love your site!