Blushing bride, Carla

Blushing bride, Carla

Carla's mom, Lesley in the original

Carla's mom, Lesley in the original

Worn in 1977

Mr. & Mrs. Brumfield

Mr. & Mrs. Brumfield

Vintage fur bolero

Vintage fur bolero

Beautiful ladies

Beautiful ladies

Carla is such a fun gal. This photo gives you a glimpse of her personality. And we love the gray and yellow color scheme!

new modified V-neck

new modified V-neck

We removed the ruffle along the neckline and changed it to a modified v-neck, and hand sewed lace from the ruffle to the bodice.

Sweet love

Sweet love

We removed the pearl buttons from the original ruffle neckline and sewed them onto the dress along the zipper

Carla's mom Lesley in the original

Carla's mom Lesley in the original

All the single ladies....

All the single ladies....

Again, Carla's photographer perfectly captured her fun personality.

Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Mrs. Carla Hooks Brumfield

 

Carla's gown was made by her grandmother, Lucy in 1977, and was originally worn by her mom, Lesley.  We removed the ruffle at the neckline and changed it to a modified V-neck. We used lace from the ruffle to add to the bodice. The original pearl buttons were removed from the ruffle and sewn along the zipper in the back. We made a new satin underskirt, simply because of some stubborn stains, using the original skirt pattern . The lace applique pieces were reinforced where necessary. An "american" style bustle was added, though Carla still used the original loop around her wrist that her mom used at her reception. Carla has a full of life personality that is quite contagious, and we truly enjoyed working with her! 

 

Photos of Carla in this gallery by Laura Rockett Photography

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Denham Springs, Louisiana

70726

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