Friday, 3 March 2017

Wedding Dress Modesty Panel - fitting and wearing

Here's the last instalment in the adventures of a wedding dress modesty panel.  I'm not involved in any of this section - except that I took one of the two wedding screenshot photos.  All other photos etc in this post are from the bride's family and friends over in Ghana on the Big Day.

The bride's dad sent me this lovely shot of her getting out her dress and receiving the modesty panel ready for fitting.  It came along with a heart warming message:

"Lauren really happy with your work. Thank you soooooo much."

In the same photo batch came this one of fitting in progress.  Janet, the bride's mum, is a very accomplished seamstress who also made a Ghanaian style outfit for herself for the day. ☺

And here it is in action!  Photos etc were coming in during the ceremony to all Lauren's friends here in the UK and I was busting with flattered vanity when I saw that she had deliberately sat during the ceremony with her hair on one side so as to show off the panel - the one that was meant to be hidden!! ☺♥☺

It did get hidden during the more 'active' parts, but you can see a tiny bit of it here during the wedding vows (my screenshot photo).

"Screenshot?  How come?"  I hear you ask?  Well, as so many family members and friends weren't able to go over to Africa for the wedding, the whole ceremony was streamed live via YouTube and left on for catch up later for people who weren't able to join at the actual time (including us).

In this scene - the legal registration required by Ghana law before the religious ceremony, you can see dad in the background holding up his phone so that the bride's eldest brother, who lives in China, could 'be there' in real time.  On the other side was her 2nd brother enabling their 3rd brother (who has a tiny daughter) and maternal grandparents back home in the UK via his phone.  It was a truly intercontinental event!  Marvellous! ♥

Along with these two beautiful photographs that came from the newlyweds a few days later, I got a lovely recorded message telling me that many people had commented how nice her dress was at the back. (Vanity swells again!!)

A most successful project, I think.  The fact that people were complimenting her on the appearance of the panel means that it served its purpose well and that no-one was offended by too much skin in the wrong place.  That was the main thing.

Of course, I'm delighted with the results too. ☺  I'm wondering now if I'll ever get chance to do any more projects like this....

I'll conclude this project with this Very Lauren screenshot from the wedding talk. ☺♥☻

The card and 'regular' gift coming up next!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2017


D1-D2 said...

It looks beautiful. As if it was made like that from the beginning.

Rachel said...

It looks beautiful - a clearly it did the job required, allowing the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their day with some confidence that no-one would get upset. And clearly they did - those smiles say it all!

Seams French said...

Beautiful embroidery. You did an amazing job of matching the panel to the dress. Congrats to you as well as the happy couple.

Anonymous said...

How lovely! What an honor to be a part of creating that beautiful dress. You are truly an artist.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

It came out beautifully! What a great job.

CathieJ said...

How pretty!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful success and so lovely to be tangibly part of the special day.

Renee said...

Beautiful! You did such a lovely job. What an adorable couple! Thank you for sharing.

SuperMomNoCape said...

The panel does look like it was part of the original design of the dress. Well done!

And isn't modern technology wonderful in that it allowed so many people from around the world to feel like they were in attendance. May they have many, many happy years together.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party. Aloha hugs!

Meari said...

That panel was gorgeous! You did a great job. The bride was so beautiful.

KreinikGirl said...

Elizabeth, this is so gorgeous! What a project, what an accomplishment, what a special day. I'd love to write about your project on the Kreinik blog - email me with your thoughts. - Dena,