In my rush on Friday I totally forgot to thank you wonderful sweetie pies for all of your sweet comments when Poppy was born. I can’t tell you just how AWESOME it is to have this giant network of incredible people supporting us. It’s humbling and amazing and the ultimate love fest. THANK YOU!
Oh and by the way, she was a total pro at the doctor, and yes, I did cry when she got her shot. But just a little. I also cried this morning when she flashed her first real intentional smile at me. My heart totally melted into a giant puddle right then and there.
Look at these awesome pictures of my sweet bride Caitlin, featured on Style Me Pretty!
Her wedding was featured back in July, but I’ve been a little behind lately, as you know. Regardless, I had to show them off again over here, because GAH! So pretty! Caitlin wore my Buddleia Veil with her BHLDN gown and she looked so absolutely beautiful. The perfect pairing, don’t you think? The whole wedding was pretty perfect, I’d say, and the images by Two Bird Studio are so lovely. You should really pop on over and drool over the entire gallery – so many great ideas. AND Caitlin is a super talented stationery designer, so you should really check out her work at Regas as well. Homework. Assigned.
[Images by Two Bird Studio]
Okay. I have all of ZERO MINUTES to write this blog post, but I miss you guys SOOO MUCH, and so I’m popping in with a completely scattered brain and burning-from-exhaustion eyeballs just to say ‘hi’.
And I also want to show you this:
It’s the dreamiest! And so is the beautiful and super sweet bride, Kelly. She’s just a tiny, wispy little thing – the kind of girl you want to pick up and twirl around – and you should see her in this dress! So feminine and lovely. She’s the cutest. And Kelly in this dress is just a burst of perfection. And wait until you see the matching veil! GAH!
I wish I could go on and on about the bride AND the dress, because I love them both so much, but I have to go cry while I watch Poppy get her 1 month baby shots.
Ohmigosh, you guys, nothing is better than THIS:
Or this or this or this or this:
My sweet little baby girl – born August 4th at 8:27am – Poppy Sarah Dumbleton. TOTAL. HEARTBREAKER.
So turns out we had to be induced eight days early, because I had preeclampsia. Wah wah. I was at the hospital for a breastfeeding class, and thought I felt a little off, so I went up to the maternity ward afterwards to get my blood pressure taken, and two hours later I was in induced labor! Seriously crazy. I mean, seriously. My epidural wore off after three hours, so I did the really terrifying stuff without pain meds, and ohmigod it was pretty terrifying. But I am an official badass now, I don’t mind saying. Anyway, then this amazing little creature was presented, and all the happiness in the world was folded up into a neat little package and put inside my pocket.
She’s the sweetest little thing I’ve ever known, and we’ll be together forever and ever.
Ohmigoodness, you guys, Saturday is my last day of work. Well, my last day spent frantically sewing from 8am to 6pm. And I am EXCIII-TEEED. I will, of course, still be working to some degree – I have a new collection to get out (!!) – but it’s mostly computer work. Work best done with my dang feet up, if you know what I mean. Can you believe I’m almost at the finish line? Dudes, I’m FULL TERM. And already two centimeters dilated. Whoa. That’s pretty heavy. And so is this baby. Weird and exciting stuff!
I’ve been wrapping up so many incredible custom orders over the last couple of weeks and I have so much to share with you. This gown, for the stunning and lovable Liz, is truly a show stopper. Her mom and I basically spent the entire final fitting losing our minds.
I mean. Right? Daaaang. Remember when we were all flipping out over the skirt? I knew it was going to be awesome, but even I was pretty blown away when she tried it on with the veil and everything. She looks like a movie star. I wish I could show you how pretty she is too, but I think it’s more fun to wait for the actual wedding pictures. *sigh* I love this dress and I love Liz and I love her mom SO MUCH – I can’t wait to see everything on the big day.
One of my super sweet brides was married over the weekend. Eeee! I can’t WAIT to hear all about it, and I’m DYING to see pictures. Like, holy smokes. Look at her gown.
It looks pretty good in pictures, but it is a straight up heart breaker on the bride. It just looks so gorgeous on her. And everything came together so perfectly. The lace, for one, is a complete knock-out – french, vintage, that incredible shade of peachy-blush – we were so lucky to find that. And I don’t mind patting myself on the back for that skirt – it drapes in the most amazing way – so happy with it. And all of the little finishing touches make the gown so special. It’s not even finished here, p.s., there are little peach buttons down the back too. So lovely. And that COLOR. !!! Taking a risk seriously paid off here – just you wait. It’s just … aaahhh! I want to marry it so bad so we can be together always.
I’m so, so happy with this dress and so, so happy for the bride and I’m going to miss her so, so much. She really is the sweetest. Rachel, I hope you have an amazing, completely fancy honeymoon and then you come back to me, ’cause I’m not finished hugging you. AND we all need to see lots and lots of pictures. xoxo