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! ♥
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