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As some of you may remember. I am having my wedding dress custom made based on a vintage 1930s gown that I own. Well I got to wear it this weekend for my Bridal portraits. (also got b-pics done...more on those later)

 

Here is a quick pic of the original Harlow gown

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Here are my pics from the photo shoot on Sunday

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This one is kinda goofy, but fun

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And last, but not least....a pic of Jen and I. She is the one who made the dress. I am sssooo lucky to have such talented friends. Jen is using the construction of this dress and it's story for her application to graduate school in London. (advanced degree in historical costuming)

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I love this dress, especially for the story that goes with it. Do you have any pictures of the detail on the front? And are those heart shaped buttons on the back straps?

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Yup, the jewelry is all mine. I made the earrings from scratch...but the dress clips on the front and back are 1920s pieces that I reapired and restored. I also made the hair flower. You can't see it well in the pics, but it also has a rhinestone center that matches. I also have a bracelet that I am not wearing in the pics that I will wear on the wedding day...it is a piece that has been passed down from FMIL's family (few generations back). She recently gave it to me. Unfortunately, I forgot it for the pics

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The jewelry on the back are dress clips. They are from a Trifari Duette set (vintage jewelry fans will know what that means). Jen sewed those on so I wouldn't loose them. I would say they are more shield shaped than heart.

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The one on the front is also a dress clip, but it is placed on using the dress clip mechanism. I love dress clips and they are one of my fav styles of vintage jewelry. No ones made them in about 50 years and I can figure out why...they are awesome pieces of jewelry.

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