Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weddings, Romance and Dress Hems?

White tulle, flowers everywhere, rose petals down the aisle, men in tuxes, music playing... the magic of seeing the bride come down the aisle smile on her face as she sees the one she loves waiting there for her.  The groom's wide eyed grin as he spies her for the first time, looking like his dream and coming towards him to be his for all time.

Yep, the dream.  The Wedding.  The moment when it becomes a reality rather then just the thought that was somewhere in the future.  The end result of the smiles, shy kisses and hand holding that has led to this very moment, this time when two become one.

Wait...hold that a stress line on the bride's face?  And why don't the flower girl's flower match? And *gasp* is the hemline of the bride's maids dress shorter than everyone else's?  What on earth?  Is this perfect moment ruined?

Of course not, but it does serve to remind us that while it is all fun in the world of romance writing, it isn't as easy as it looks to get to that point. There are choices to be made from where to hold the service to what color flowers to what food to serve to what colors to use to who shall sit where and by whom.  Oh and let's not forget about who do we really invite.

Hemlines become the least of the concerns.  So when I asked my friend, who's wedding I'm in at the end of August, what length she wanted me to hem the skirt too (as I live in the States and she lives in Canada) and she said floor lengthish I had to laugh.  First off, the original plan was to wear heeled boots with the dresses so I have a brand new pair of gorgeous heeled boots, however if the dress is to the floor it won't matter what I wear cause well no one will see.  So then I figured take the boots wear them out and wear comfy shoes under the dress.  But now, she says *ish... well if that is the case then I could hem up a bit and people would see the boots, but I don't want to hem too far up cause well she said *ish.

Dilemma... see... so now I am off to figure out how long floor lengthish is and whether to wear my comfy shoes or my new boots...

Now don't get me wrong. I am so excited to see her and she is going to make the most beautiful bride ever and the wedding is going to be super romantic.  This is a romance for the ages for sure, it has taken a bit to get to the wedding, as they all do, but they never lost faith, hope or love for each other and it has been an amazing ride.  Hem lengths and family invites aside, this will be a romance talked about for years to come.


  1. lift your dress often in style so people get to see those boots. They will also see them when you sit etc so they will be seen. Ish I think is an inch or so off the floor. Enjoy!!

  2. Thanks Penny great ideas. We are going to have a blast.

  3. So, maybe you need one of those handkerchief jagged hemlines that touch the floor in one place and slice up to about the calf in others, those are my favourites, and they swish so nice when you walk in those heeled boots!

    I'm beyond thrilled for this couple - they've proven that love really does conquer all the obstacles life sometimes throws in the way.

  4. Hey Brigit, Do what I did - I forgot he name of the hem but have it tapered - shorter in front showing the heeled boots and floor length in back. Sort of train like but not dragging - there's a name for that king of hem but for the life of me I can't remember what it is