- 4 years ago
I was on here about a month ago regarding my tulle skirt and what I was going to wear.
My other half was away for training for 4 months so we literally got engaged (had been together 7 years) while we were apart and planned our elopement via text messages and emails, with the help of Craigslist to hire people.
I got my Photoshop clothing selections (everything had at Kohls except my shoes and skirt) down to this…
I had hired someone via CraigsList to make the skirt local since I could not make the turn around times to get one from Etsy. It kind of got hairy with the skirt maker as she ended up canceling our fitting due to her daughters birthday party (?) and I didn’t meet her to get the skirt until the day before we were driving to the airport to leave for NY, and it ended up the waist was nearly 2 inches too big and the skirt was more see through than I thought.
Well, I kind of had a ‘sheesh, can any of this go right?’ moment (esp after the S.O. and I being apart for 4 months and then him only having 2 weeks to turn around and leave for a year). I got on here to ask about the waist size on my skirt (and was given some general support that was nice/needed, some potential advice and then some not-so-realistic “oh it isn’t that hard, fix it yourself’ advice, lol) and to ask about where to find a full length slip, as none of my local department stores (JCP, Target/Walmart, etc) had them in the hosiery departments.
Anyhow… I just came back to update.
We left for the airport the night before we flew out and on our way made several stops to finish gettting last minute items. We stopped in a plaza that had a clothing store chain (name escapes me) and I was racking my brain on what to do for a slip. Someone here mentioned ordering and overnighting one to my hotel, but for a one time event it was going to cost $$$. I popped into this clothing store and on the discount rack I found this size 16 skirt that was creme color, had a lace skirt with a ‘liner’ under it. $12.00? SOLD. I bought that sucker, ripped the lace off of it at the elastic waist and cut the remains of the skirt’s polyester ‘liner’ straight down the seam in the back. My SO looked at me like I was nuts. I then wrapped it around my waist so the overlap (I’m a size 4/6) was in the back and voila! A wrap around slip/liner for under my see-through tulle skirt. Out of that idea I decided not to painc about my tulle skirts oversized waist. I left it unzippered, overlapped it and pinned that sucker with horse blanket sized pins. With my scarf for a belt, you really coudn’t tell and I got over it.
Once we got to NYC we had to book it down to get the marriage license as there is a 24 hr wait. Then we got to our hotel room and then found that there was a seamstress literally across the street and 3 doors down from our hotel. After standing with it on several times with my shoes (since I never got to have a fitting) I also felt like the skirt was a bit too short. It wasn’t as long as in the Photoshop sample above, and it looked like ‘high waters’. So, since it was a bit warmer in NYC than I anticipated, instead of opting to have the waist fixed, I had her cut the skirt down to mid calf length.
From there things went pretty good, with the exception that it was like one binding molecule away from raining, it was misting so thick when we went down to Central Park to get married. I’m not a girly-girl and never do makeup or my hair so I was on the fence about paying to get it done, but we were pretty tight on time (really, I wanted to spend time with my man, not in a beaty shop chair) and tight on funds. I opted to do the best I could knowing I have pretty damn good Photoshop skills. 😉 It was only us, he was marrying me for ME, not hair and makeup I don’t normally do anyhow. So who would know if I ‘shopped’ our photos?
We literally came up with vows the night before while sitting in our hotel room with a 6 pack of beer. LOL 🙂 And at the ‘ceremony’ we realized, when the officiant pronounced us we still were holding our rings. LOL. We wrote our vows… but no cue for the ring (even though we mentioned rings, we got caught up in just looking at one another trying not to giggle the entire time). HA HA HA. When we were done I looked at Hubs and the officient, raised my hand holding his ring and said “Uh… whooops???” lol.
So here we are. I was a little disapointed with our $300 for 3 hours photographer. I had thought students getting their masters in fashion photography could work with misty morn’s better and also say before we started (yo, take your wallet out of your back pocket, bro) than this but hey. Again, I know how to use Photoshop.
I slicked back my now wet, hair-spray-filled hair into a pony knot, slapped my fav jean jacket on for the evenings trek around the city ending at 1:am at Cake Boss for some fantastic ‘post wedding cake’. 🙂
Now, to Photoshop the sunflowers BACK onto the dying stalks so I have a photo worth printing and framing, LOL!