Monday, April 11, 2011

Putting my look together: Dress Progress

For the most part, Sunday dinners are spent at my Mr's parents. This Sunday's dinner was also a dress fitting. Now that my FMIL has received some guidance on how to raise my hem with out cutting the dress, she has started with the alteration. There were a small cluster of clear beads on the right hip, as well as a few strings of beads hanging from the cluster (although after the dry cleaners there was only one string left), so she extended the cluster across the seam from right to left, and added 3 more strings of beads. She then tacked the hem up and used matching bead clusters around the skirt to cover the tacking. This picture doesn't show the beads that well but it gives you an idea of how it will look... Additionally, she started on my crinolines. I went to Walmart and picked up a $12 white slip and she is sewing the layers onto it, rather then making a skirt from scratch. Why re-invent the wheel, right!? Currently she has one layer done...

Lastly, one of the ways I plan to make the dress unique for me is adding a belro. She matched the material to the dress before she bought it. I asked for a ruffled collar and cuffs on the sleeves. This is what she has done so far...

When she made it she had me try in on with my tank top on but now putting it on with the corseted wedding dress it hangs a little loose so she is make a few adjustments and tightening it.

What do you think?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Outfitting the Mother of the Bride

Before we went to NYC for our girls trip, my mother, sister and their friends spent a few days in Ottawa, ON (must be nice getting entire week off in the Spring...perhaps I should change professions a become a teacher like them...). While they were there they spent quite a lot of time shopping but the FIRST boutique my mother stepped into, looking for her MOB dress she found her perfect dress. Not only was it the first store, it was the first dress! They decided to wait and look around but nothing seemed to work as well as this one, so they went back at the end of the day and picked it up. Here is my mother modelling her silver dress, via my sister's black berry camera, for me since I wasn't there to see it.
She is planning on wearing coral accessories with the dress, to which I've teased her saying that she is trying to work her way into the bridal party as they will be in grey dresses.
I think she will look gorgeous. Now we just need to see what my FMIL will pick. Were you with your mother when she picked her outfit?

Friday, April 8, 2011

New York, New York - A recap of our itinerary

I'm back from a little hiatus. I should have prepared some posts before I left but I thought I would have time, perhaps this is a lesson for the wedding...pre-write blogs as I won't have time!! So where was I? Well I was on a girls trip/bachelorette trip to NYC with my best friend/MOH K, my sister/MOH M, my mother and a few other women. And now I'm going to tell you all of the places we went! MOH K is has an amazing talent of creating detailed itineraries so this recap is partly thanks to her. Thursday, March 31st, 2011 4:00p – 5:00p Check in at hotel – Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers 6:00p – 7:30p Marseille for dinner 8:00p – 10:30p Lion King at The Minskoff Theatre (2 hour, 30 minute run time)


10:30p – 11:30p Dessert at Carmine’s 11:30p – 12:30p Walk through Times Square and back to the Hotel
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Friday, April 1st, 2011

9:15a – 9:30a Walk from Hotel to Norma’s

9:30a – 10:00a Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien

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10:00a – 10:30a Walk from Le Parker Meridien to MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

12:00p - 1:00p Shop at Century 21

1:00p – 1:30p Walk from Century 21 to China Town

1:30p – 2:00p Walk to Soho

3:30p – 6:30p Shopping in Soho

7:00p – 8:30p Dinner - Lombardi’s Pizza

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8:30p – 9:30p Cab to Hotel – Drop bags and refresh

10:30p – Jimmie's and other places

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

8:45a – 9:00a Walk from Hotel to The Plaza

9:00a – 10:30a Palm Court at The Plaza for Breakfast

10:30a – 12:30p Enjoy a walk through Central Park

12:30p – 12:45p Cab Ride to Union Square

12:45p – 1:30p Walk around Union Square and shop

1:30p – 4:00p Shop in Chelsea

4:00p – 5:30p Back to Hotel to Nap and Refresh!

5:45p – 7:45p Walk around Time Square

7:45p – 9:15p Dinner at 5 Napkin Burger

9:15p – 10:00p Shop in Time Square

10:00p – 12:00a Le Scandal Cabaret

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

8:40a – 9:00a Cab to Union Square

9:00a – 10:30a Max Brenner for Breakfast 10:30a -12:00p Shop in Chelsea

12:00p - 3:00p Lunch from Chop't and a nap at the hotel

3:00p - 7:00p Shopping on 6th Ave and more walking!

7:00p - 9:00p Boat Tour of NYC 9:00p - 10:30p Dinner at Cafeteria in Chelsea 10:30p Back to the Hotel to pack and sleep!