Wedding Wednesday: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Our wedding was pretty far from traditional, but we managed to stick to the something old, something borrowed, something new, something blue. A lot of wedding traditions are outdated and we skipped almost all of them, but we found a modern, thrifty and uniquely “us” way to incorporate this tradition.

Grace+Michael-75.JPG

Something Old

When my grandmother passed away, we were left with a bounty of her old fabrics and sewing supplies. So much that nearly 20 years have gone by and we still have little scraps floating by. She was an avid quilter and having access to all of her goods inspired my sisters and me to be creative children and eventually for Natalie to pursue a career in apparel design, me in graphic design, and Elaina in teaching. Natalie made Michael’s tie, which is so special in itself, but she made it extra special and made the lining out of our grandmother’s fabric.

Grace+Michael-22.JPG
00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20180917092546602_COVER-01.jpeg

Something New & Borrowed

I know I’m cheating a little on using the same thing for something new and something borrowed, but my wedding dress was definitely both of those things. Last year, my identical twin sister, Elaina, got married, which meant there was a wedding dress out there that was already altered to fit me perfectly. And thankfully, my sister, Natalie, took on the project of modifying this dress to make it my own. She did such a great job that no one could tell that it was the same dress that Elaina wore a year ago, but everyone knew because I couldn’t stop talking about it. I even ended up wearing the same shoes that Elaina wore.

 My dress, altered with a mesh overlay and halter top.

My dress, altered with a mesh overlay and halter top.

 The same dress in the original form with dainty straps on the front.

The same dress in the original form with dainty straps on the front.

 My altered open back dress.

My altered open back dress.

 Elaina’s original strappy back dress.

Elaina’s original strappy back dress.

Something Blue

We had so much more than just one something blue. It ended up being our main wedding color, but my favorite blue detail (aside from Michael’s tie) was the ribbon we used on our bouquets. None of the special details of our wedding would have been possible without my sisters, because they also assembled the flowers and hand dyed the ribbons. They looked so romantic and flowy and I especially loved that they were crafted with care by my siblings.

Grace+Michael-26.JPG
Grace+Michael-41.JPG

All photos were taken by Zach Jindra. Thank you so much for being part of our special day and capturing it so beautifully!