I’m still working on photos from Jordann’s wedding a couple of weeks ago. So I thought before I show you HER wedding I’d share some photos from MINE. Here’s my vintage 80s wedding dress that I made all by myself in 1986!
My wedding dress was my favorite part of our wedding. Especially the back. I’ve always thought more emphasis should be put on the backs of wedding dresses since that’s what your guests are looking at during the ceremony. Since I designed and made my own dress I put a lot of time in the back.
We got married while we were both still in college. I was a home ec major and had the opportunity to take a design and construction class the semester before we got married. I thought that would be a great opportunity to make my dress.
FYI, I don’t recommend making your wedding dress for a class. That ended up making a stressful time even more stressful. I reworked things that I normally wouldn’t have worried about because no one could see them. But the professor, Dr. Lusk, could!
My 80s Wedding Dress
I do have some great memories of rolling out white satin down the second floor of Stribling Hall and talking with friends while I cut out my dress. Since several of my bridesmaids were in the same dorm and they were making their dresses, too, we spent a lot of late nights talking and sewing together.
Our campus was beautiful and I wanted my bridal portraits taken there by a friend. I put on my dress and Lauri and I walked around campus looking for just the right backgrounds. I’m sure we attracted a little more attention than we were expecting. It’s not every day that you see a bride walking around UMHB.
And that hat… not sure what I was thinking. Now jump over to the post where I show you Jordann’s wedding dress.
‘Til the next project,