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Good friend (and bridesmaid), Kate Fenwick, recently shot an intimate wedding with classic details.  But it wasn’t the details that caught my eye.  It was the bride’s gown.

You see, this gown, in its simplicity, used to belong to the bride’s mother. At one point, it had sleeves and was “totally 80’s” as the bride called it.  Andrea, the bride, had the gown altered to fit her and her style, and it turned out beautifully.  This my friends is a classic case of turning something old into something new (and being eco-friendly).  The difference here? The new is so classic and timeless, you probably would be none the wiser had I not told you it was her mother’s. Le swoon 🙂

Images courtesy of Fenwick Photography


  1. kate
    7:49 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Awww, yay! So pretty!

  2. Converting old wedding dresses is one of my absolute favorite trends. The dress means so much more when it comes from family but you can still tailor it to your own style. It’s gorgeous!

  3. This is awesome, by the way.

  4. Love! I love the bubbles – so fun! {A}

  5. Sonya
    2:29 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Really cool! It would be neat to see a picture of the original next to it!

  6. Mrs T
    11:33 pm on June 3rd, 2010

    Wow it turned out beautifully. And how special that dress must be!

  7. We ordered my dress before I had the chance to look at my mom’s. It’s so 1976 it hurts, but I wish we had considered alterations for it. Other than the long sleeves (January wedding) and short train, the silohuette is great. What a great thing to share with your mom.

    But this is also why I am updating/wearing her veil. Love love love.

  8. Andrea,what a fabulous idea to wear your Mothers dress.You looked beautifull.

  9. Andrea both you and the dress were beautifull.

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