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Preserve Your Wedding Dress – in Miniature!

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It’s 2015! A lot of brides are eagerly anticipating their wedding this year, but what if you were a 2014 bride? I got married in 2014, and I admit I find myself twiddling my thumbs a bit, trying to figure out ways to preserve the memory of our perfect day. I’m not missing the stress (that’s for sure!) but I do miss how beautiful I felt that day. Luckily, I have a sweetheart of a husband who constantly tells me that I’m gorgeous. I think he may need his eyes checked – he’s told me that when I wake up in the morning with my curly hair all sticking out and drool dripping down my chin! Still, I find myself looking at pictures of our wedding everyday, and I particularly keep staring at my gorgeous dress.

The real dress ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress
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The real dress ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress
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The real dress ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress
ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress
ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The real dress
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So, when it came time to figure out what to do with my dress, I knew there was really only one option for me: preserving it. Don’t get me wrong, I love those underwater shots and the trash-the-dress photoshoots, but I just cringed at the thought of doing that to my perfect gown. Well, one of my many hobbies is crafting miniatures, so the solution was simple: I’d create the dress in miniature!!

I luckily had some of the fabric from my actual dress. I had asked the alterations store to keep any they had cut off while hemming the dress. There wasn’t much though, so I just used it for the triangular piece on the bust, and the waistband. Still, I loved the idea that this miniaturized version included part of my actual dress. I love sewing and designing, so I was able to figure out the pattern relatively easy once I finally hunted down the proper fabric.

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

The beading was quite a time-consuming task, but it was really fun to do. Those tiny details are what I always loved most about my miniature work! The pearls and clear crystals were sewn on, and the Swarovski crystals were glued on one at a time – all 152 of them!

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Mini Wedding Dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Scale A miniature wedding dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography  ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

Scale
A miniature wedding dress from ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography ShootAnyAngle.com/weddings/

My little dress sits on my bedside table so I can see it everyday while the real thing stays clean and preserved. It’s the best of both worlds!

Photos by ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography.

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