July 12th, 2012 by Olive Bud
I can’t believe that Olive Dude and my wedding day was almost a month ago. As I’m sure most people who are married can attest to, it was by far the quickest night of my entire life. I would give anything to be able to relive every moment of the entire weekend!
When we first got back from our honeymoon, I was drained. I didn’t want to clean up our house, start the thank-you cards, or do any of the things you’re “supposed” to do right after a wedding. The one thing that I did have to do (for stain removal purposes) was take my dress back to the tailor and have it cleaned and preserved.
When I handed my dress over to the tailor, she told me that in four weeks I could come back to get it and it would be preserved in what looked to me like a rather large shoebox. I don’t know why, but this sounded so unbelievably depressing to me. I loved my dress. I knew the whole day it was a one-time-wear, and to savor every moment in it. But the thought of it being banished into a box to never be seen again until (maybe) I have a daughter and beg her to wear it just made me really sad.
I started looking for ways to honor my dress and of course turned to Etsy. I was amazed to find that there are tons of extremely talented artists who will sketch your dress into a fashion sketch from your wedding pictures.
Sketch by Dreamlines on Etsy
Sketch by Dress Sketch on Etsy
I absolutely love this idea and can’t wait to get one for myself. I am going to frame it and hang it in my closet to honor my amazing wedding dress that will be in an oversized shoebox, somewhere on the ground.
How did you preserve your favorite parts of your wedding?