Seems odd, but there it is … with Elaine and Bryan’s wedding months away in October, Elaine wedding dress is finished ! .. ready to wear … ready for her BIG DAY !! As it is months away, she will have an ‘absolute’ final fitting about two weeks before THE big day for tweaking and adjusting if need be
We … Elaine, Robyn (yay .. she’s back from overseas just in time to be at the final fitting and delivery), and Jeanette (to take the official photographs of the ‘journey’) and me … Mom 🙂 .. went for, as I’ve mentioned, to the final fitting and delivery of THE dress. No photos and no hints … it’s stunning .. it’s beautiful … it had me in tears.
Why do Mom’s cry on their daughter’s wedding day, the dress designer asked .. is it because a daughter is leaving the nest – starting out a whole new life with someone else .. knowing she will have challenges and hurdles, huge or small .. years of nurturing, protecting and watching her grow into the beautiful woman she is. Time for letting go. It’s all those things .. and more. In my case, she left the ‘nest’ two years ago .. I will still cry at her wedding. Jeanette left the ‘nest’ a year before she married .. I cried at her wedding. It’s just the way it is .. Mom’s cry at their daughter’s wedding
We all love dress fitting day and spending an hour or so in this other world …’of bits of lace, ribbon, threads in a bowl, a large ruler like my teachers had at school, bowls of bits and bobs, strings of pearls under a glass dome etc .. and a tray of dainty cups and scented tea’ .. and the warm friendliness of the dress designer. She handles the delicate fabrics with care as she showed us details on beautifully sewn gowns, including Elaine’s. She loves what she does and it shows.
The dress is done. It’s ready for THE BIG DAY. No-one will see it … it’s covered completely .. and I mean completely !!! It’s sewn closed !!
I love her attention to detail .. even the cover gets a bow !!!