Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something Old, Something New…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something Old, Something New…

by Kathryn


WHO: Kathryn and Jamie

WHAT: A September wedding

WHERE: Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX

WHEN: Sept. 19, 2015




Kathryn’s perfect dress!

(by) WHO:

Monique Lhuillier wedding gown

(from) WHERE:

Casa de Novia in Houston (http://www.casadenoviabridal.com)


Strapless, low back, fit and flare



Ivory with tea-stained color underlay


Lace (bodice front and back and then down the side) and tulle (ruched across the middle then lots of layers/fuller at the bottom)dress8 dress9


“We added buttons and made an over bustle.”


SOMETHING OLD: “My mom handmade my garter for me using old pieces of my dad’s mother’s wedding dress and a gold cross with a little diamond in it from a necklace that my mom’s mom gave me when I was a little girl.”
SOMETHING NEW: “My veil – it was long, simple tulle – and mom also handmade it for me.”
SOMETHING BORROWED: Two vintage diamond bracelets.
SOMETHING BLUE: “We had the wedding date monogrammed into the underneath lining of the dress and I also carried a vintage handkerchief that we had my initials monogramed in blue – both the same color as my bridesmaid dresses (which were by Jenny Yoo in Mayan Blue – kind of a steely-grayish blue).”

SHOES: “I started in Jimmy Choos, then switched to cowboy boots about halfway through the reception.”

EARRINGS: Purchased at Bhldn, vintage-style crystal chandeliers with single pearl at the bottom.

“For the reception I took off my veil and added a champagne-colored Monique Lhuillier sash. it was simple and had a more matte than shiny finish. It complimented the dress’ slightly darker underlay perfectly!”


Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Kathryn!

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