Is it called rutching? I love it, nthing more pictures. More pictures! Thanks for posting these few, but now we need more. Give the metachat gang and inch and they will take a goddamn mile. More pictures!
That's all I got right now - I have to get my married butt to work. I got SO many compliments on the dress and I wish I had another excuse to wear it. We'll just renew our vows every six months in the backyard or something.
Actually, the term I was thinking of was pickups, which I think is the specific term for that effect in skirts. I think rutching (ruching?) refers to something that's more integral to the architecture of a piece as opposed to an ornamentation, but I could be wrong.
I had an idea for throwing a "Wedding Gown Ball" wherein all the attendees would wear their wedding gowns and dance to 80's music. :D I could just imagine a bunch of brides in their wedding gowns, and a bunch of guys in Goodwill gowns taking over the streets of Portland. lol
You look quite gorgeous. The bead work is incredible.
I love the dress. Actually, I LOVE the dress! And the bouquet! You and your husband make such a sweet couple. Maybe you could wear the dress on each anniversary? Great pictures, too, by the way. I hope you post more of them.
Great pictures!! You can practically feel how happy you are through the monitor!
I've read that, in the past, brides would dismantle their wedding dresses to make the christening gown for their first child. I think the urge not to let it sit in a box forever is universal. Someone should come up with a way to use them again, since for most people it's the most formal gown they'll ever own.