Ultimate Refashion: The Big Reveal!

Hello my friends! It is finally time for the wedding dress refashion post! I just realized my last post (that wasn't a {this moment} post) was Charly's Easter dress. Something about the combination of a half marathon, making a wedding dress,  a trip to Utah, and helping my family pull off said wedding, has made for sparse post-age around here. I even forgot to do Charly's 16 month update- and now she's a week away from being 17 months! I've got some catching up to do on all fronts, but I just can't wait to get this post rolling! I had a partially written dress update post written a few weeks before the wedding that I never finished, so I'll be sharing some of that later.

When the big day came I failed to get even one picture of my darling sister in the dress I had made, so all of these pictures come from the fabulous photographer Bryce Olsen. Bryce was kind enough to send me some photos to share with all of you. Thanks Bryce! Check out his site and his blog for more amazing images. He was fabulous to work with- big group shots were effortless and quick, and he was everywhere he needed to be without being in the way. He captured Chelsie and Tyler's special day perfectly, and we couldn't be happier with the pictures we've seen so far!

Anyway, since you all have probably skipped my blathering on to see the before and after pictures, here they are!

To refresh your memories, here are a few pictures of the front of the dress before:

And here is the front of the dress (and the lovely bride!) after:

Here is a before picture of the back of the dress:

And some after pictures:

If you remember, the train was pretty looooooooonnnnnnng:

Chelsie opted for something much shorter, and I love the silhouette:

Have you ever seen a more beautiful bride? Chelsie was absolutely radiant! She and Tyler make an adorable and endearing couple, and I couldn't be happier for them! Thank you Chelsie and Tyler for letting me be part of your special day!

As for the process, I shared this post about deconstructing and making a muslin of the bodice, and this post about sizing down the skirt. I'll be back with more pictures and commentary on how this all went down when I get my bearings and get my house back in order!

Thanks for reading!