You may remember a post from a long time ago where I showed you my trial run of the flower girl dresses for my sister in law’s wedding… well, now I’m here to show you the real deal!
We were super busy the day of the wedding, of course, so I can’t take credit for any of these photos. These are all from the wedding photographer (Worden Photography), and used with permission. 🙂
First of all, this was hands-down the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to, and yes, I’m definitely including my own in there. I mean, my wedding is definitely still my favorite, but mostly because of the result where I end up spending my life with THE best guy ever. 😉 This wedding was so beautiful that you’re required to pronounce every syllable of the word. Yup, you got it, BEA-U-TI-FUL! I am now going to spam you with a bunch of pictures to prove it to you.
See? I told you.
But, now on to the flower girl dresses! I made them basically the same way that I made the trial version, except I stepped it up a notch with some of the finishes. All of the fabric is from Joann Fabrics. I started with the Blake dress by Mingo and Grace, but modified it quite a bit. I created the sweetheart neckline on the top, used binding on the arm and neck holes, gathered and lengthened the skirt, and omitted the pockets.
I also bought enough yardage of the lace so that I could make the front and back of the skirt as one piece with no side seam, which made it so I didn’t have to match up the scalloped bottom on the sides. I did a blind hem on the faux-satin under layer and used an invisible zipper foot (game changer!) to install the zippers.
Ella and her cousin Annalise were the cutest little flower girls…
Even if Ella looked slightly terrified to be walking down the aisle!
But they made it! And settled in next to Grandma to try and sit still for the ceremony.
See how innocent she looks here? Yeah, this is just moments before she bopped her cousin on the head with her bouquet and had to be taken away…
I had planned to make Luke’s outfit too, but ran out of motivation to make a plain white shirt and gray pants that he would grow out of so quickly. Therefore, his outfit is mostly courtesy of Old Navy. The adorable bowtie and suspenders are from Bow Tie Fun on Etsy.
We had such a fabulous time, and I felt honored to have contributed a small piece to what was a pretty amazing wedding.
Thanks for reading!