40 yards of tulle, 40 more yards of netting, 10 yards of taffeta…for just the skirt. White Chantilly lace over cream cotton for the chemise, and white brocade lined with burgundy cotton interlined with cotton drill for the steel-boned corset. Another 5 yards for the veil. The skirt was fashioned after the “Think of Me” gown from the film, minus the starbursts and blue tails, and the top after the “Don Juan” ensemble, but in white with cream trim. The petticoat is taffeta, slightly trained, and trimmed with the same pearl-beaded lace as the bottom of the corset. I also made the veil, and the comb has the same pearl-beaded lace. I also made the bridesmaids’ gowns.
Carmen and Seth are one of my favorite bridal couples. She played a role in my wedding as the cosmetologist!
On the day of her wedding, which was at the same venue as my wedding, we found out the courthouse was closing earlier than anticipated. The wedding was in the courtyard, and suddenly we had nowhere to wait! Cue a scramble through bushes. Literally. In her gown! It was one of those snafus that was humorous even at the time. It was such a beautiful wedding.
More photos are in this Facebook album dedicated to this gown.