Wedding post #3- The family.


I don’t think I would have made my wedding happen without these two strong and independent women in my life. Even though we snap at each other and don’t always agree on everything, we always stick up for one another. I can always count on them to be there for me whenever I need it. So of course I made them something to wear on my wedding day! Don’t they look stunning?

First, I made my mothers dress out of the floral microfibre fabric and it fit her perfectly, but the design was a bit too hip for her. Her birthday was coming up before my wedding so I made her another one with some modifications as a gift. I added length to the sleeves and skirt and sewed it more loosely so it wasn’t hugging her too much. She loved it and she looks so lovely with pearls and red lipstick! As you might know, I sewed matching bow ties and pocket squares for the guys – so my father was no exception.

Second, my sister wanted the Centauree dress with the high-low skirt, and I know why – she went all day around and it looked like she had a cap on, fun! I was originally going to make it with dragonfly cotton poplin. As I cut the fabric out the and sewed up the bow tie and pocket square for my brother-in-law I noticed that the fabric wasn’t going to be any softer as I used it, which was my general experience with poplin). So I asked her to look for a fabric that was light and drapey because I didn’t have the time to look for a new one. She did and came up with a bunch of alternatives and we agreed on this pink (which is her colour) floral satin.

She is seriously stunning, and my BIL looks like a badass!

 

Here you can see the four of them together on my wedding day. I love them all so much, and I really hope they like the dresses and will wear it on later occasions as well. My sister wore the dress on her 30th birthday in Gdansk, and the same dinner, my mother wore the first dress I made her that she hadn’t used yet.

I also have to include a picture of us three in our national costume. I’m wearing my mothers’ wedding dress that she wore 25 years ago, my sister wore the same costume she wore 15 years ago, and my mothers dress is the newest one at only 8-10 years old.

We also got to take a selfie between the two wedding ceremonies before I changed into my dress. I liked it so much that I had to include it. These two women, there is no word for how much I love them.

Sophie Bach


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