Today I wanted to share with you a little fun fact about Brooks’ christening gown from his Baptism this past weekend.
It was once my mom’s wedding gown!
When I first got engaged, I tried on my mom’s wedding dress. Sadly I am about 3 inches taller than my mom, so the dress was a little short for me. Also, while she had the dress preserved after her wedding, 35+ years in a box had turned it a bit more ivory than I wanted to wear on my wedding day – but my mom & I both knew we wanted to do something special with her dress one day.
Luckily for me, this isn’t my first time making over a wedding gown into something new! I previously altered my wedding dress into a new little black dress I can wear again & again! It was fun to turn my mom’s dress from her big day into something new as well!
We did a little research and worked with the same dress designer who reworked my wedding dress to transform my mom’s wedding dress into my son’s christening gown. I’m so happy with how it turned out – it’s so nice to think about her dress from 1978 being a part of Brooks’ baptism today – almost 36 years later!
The seamstress we worked with did an amazing job. The gown turned out beautifully and she even included a matching bib & bonnet. We didn’t end up using the bonnet during the ceremony, because it was a little too girly for my taste but it’s so nice to have all three matching pieces.
I love how traditional it turned out, and obviously we gave it a little manly spin to it with the suit & baby converse underneath! Brooks seemed to enjoy it too, it was like a big tent over his body, he just kept kicking & squirming in it, I’m sure he liked how the silk felt on his body too!
We definitely plan on keeping this christening gown in the family – it’s such a beautiful piece with a great story behind it – I can’t wait to see who else gets to be baptized in it!
What’s the best thing you’ve ever seen done with a wedding dress?