So, it is no secret in the reenacting world that a certain Ms. M married a certain Mr. R , of HMS Acasta fame, some weeks back. The project that has consumed most of my year was her ball gown for her wedding ball. Miss Waterman, aka Cousin Emily, allowed me to make her ball gown as a gift for my dear friend. Now that the wedding has concluded and the official pictures have been released, I can finally show you what she and I created.
One of the main reasons we brought her to the fort was to begin the fittings for the gown. She wanted something from 1812/13, simple, and elegant.
A few months later we started to have a wedding gown taking shape.
The cotton lace trim is a reproduction from France.
Ms M did the trimming and final bits of the gown.
And the lovely Mrs. McCarty helped me with hemming the gown the night before the wedding.
The happy couple and the final result.
These photo were taken by the lovely Lauren of American Duchess.
*Note: all pictures were posted with permission from the bride. Please do not repost.