Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Wedding Dress

Okay, you didn't really think I would put pictures up of the actual wedding dress, did you?
We have been looking for wedding dresses, and have visited several bridal shops around here, but simply could not find anything modest.  One of the shops we went to in Aiken had several hundred strapless dresses, but when we asked if they had anything modest with a high neckline and sleeves they had to go up into the attic.  They did end up finding two, but they weren't exactly what Jordan was looking for.  We were getting very discouraged.  We had no idea this would be so hard.  There had to be someplace that had modest dresses.  One of the places that we tried asked us if we were Mormon, because no one else comes in asking for modest.  Finally, we found a website that specializes in modest dresses.  They had a shop down in Lilburn, GA, The Yellow Rose.  So Friday, Dad, Mom and the three of us girls, piled up into the van and drove 2 1/2 hours down to Lilburn.  And praise the Lord, Jordan found a dress!  Sorry, but at the moment, that's all I can say about the dress!
Caleb sent Jordan flowers for their one month betrothal anniversary!


  1. Congratulations on your engagement. We have a friend in common named Carrie.
    I'm glad you found a modest wedding gown. They are very hard to find these days. We have a young lady in our area that will take wedding gowns and then remake them to be more modest. She has quite a talent and the finished gowns are quite beautiful. I'm enjoying reading your precious blog.


  2. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! I remember the excitement and anticipation of my own wedding day! :)

    We used a Vogue sewing pattern (#2240) for the bridesmaid dresses. It is a retired pattern, so you will have to look on secondary markets (eBay, etc.) for it. Try searching Google. There might be a chance you could find it for less on a pattern selling website than you could on eBay.
    You might want to line the skirt if you are doing a light color for the dresses. We ended up lining the skirts because a normal half slip wasn't doing the job. For the lining, we just used the skirt pattern, but made it slightly shorter than the actual skirt.
    ~Megan P. from A Blessed Life