I received my great grandmother's wedding dress from my cousin over the weekend! This turn-of-the century dress is linen lace said to be handmade by nuns outside of Paris. It's one complete piece of lace with a soft empire waist and a small train in back. My great grandmother was known for her exquisite taste and this dress doesn't disappoint.
The dress also happens to fit me perfectly. Those skinny Bemis/Stockton/Williams genes are pretty dedicated through the generations. Now I just need to book a good seamstress to have a new satin lining made and to do something with the neckline (currently wide strap v-neck that isn't particularly flattering with my toothpick arms). How exciting!