Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Playing Dress Up


I remember this day...






The anticipation...






the happiness inside...






When my darling Gracie asked if she

could use my wedding dress to play dress up

 precious memories were flooding

my heart as I opened the box...






That evening I would marry

the man of my dreams...






My beloved Mr. Dior






We had so many beautiful moments

on our special day...





unforgettable...






When I spotted the wood shutters at the flea

I knew they would be perfect to hang the gown

for my Gracie...






A bundle of dried lavender

 fills a gray washed basket

to add that rustic feel...





My beautiful memories

bring forth new meaning as

I will be able to watch her

" play in my dress "





I will surpise her when she comes home from school

the gown will be hanging

on the old wood shutters in her room...






She was so precious and sweet in her little gown...

I can't wait to snap

a few photos of her wearing it...





I'm hoping to find a vintage garment rack

to add a few gowns for playtime with her friends


Gracie has grown since her toddler days...





and now






I will be linking up with the lovelies

this week in blogland...


Post dress up photos to follow...







 Wedding photos




Have a beautiful and blessed week!
XOXO

27 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Gracie is such a beauty! Looking forward to seeing the photos of her in your beautiful dress. :)

Shari said...

What a gorgeous dress, so simple but elegant. Your daughter is such a "doll" would love to see her all dressed up in your dress.
Have a lovely week!
xoxo
Shari

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

How sweet!

Amy Kinser said...

What sweet memories you are creating for your precious daughter.

I can't wait to see the photos with her all dressed up in mommy's dress.

Bente said...

This photos are gorgeous and the story too. Your daughter is so beautiful.

Rita said...

Beautiful Kate!

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Oh my gosh Kate... every time I visit your blog, it is like stepping into a fairytale... your dress is so exquisite and lovely... and the photo of you as your beloved places your ring on your finger is so romantic... and I am sure there were alot of happy tears in that handkerchief you were carrying in your other hand... I can hardly wait to see Gracie in your dress... she is a mini you... beautiful inside and out... she looks precious in her Princess outfit and also her cheerleader one... she will be sooo excited to find that special tresor waiting for her in her room... you have displayed it so beautifully... you are such an adorable mama... thank you for sharing another lovely moment in your lives... xoxo Julie Marie

Zuzu said...

One lucky little girl to have you for her mama. :)
LOVE the photos too.

pballard said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I can tell where she gets it. Everytime I open your blog and see your header I am taken away with your beauty. They do grow so fast. My baby will be 22 next week. Where does the time go.. Have a great day!

Anne said...

Beautiful dress Kate! Oh your daughter is going to love this surprise!What a sweet Mom you are! She is very lucky!
xx
Amme

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Are you not the best momma in the whole world!!!~ I can't wait to see photos of her dressed in your beautiful gown!! Oh, I so wish I had a little girl for moments such as these! I have been feeling that feeling lately wanting a little girl:)
You were the most beautiful bride Kate! But you also have the beauty inside which makes you truly stunning!
Hope your doing well sweet friend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Vintage Market Place said...

What a wonderful moment and memory you will make for her.
So sweet of you to surprise her.
I know you will capture the special feeling of her day in your dress.

It must be wonderful to have that feeling over your dress still.
My dress was donated after my wedding, I had no connection to it...they lost my real one and I had to settle for a replacement :(
Amy

Faded Charm said...

You look so happy in your beautiful dress, Kate. I love the simplicity and that brown sash for just a little added color:-)

I'm sure Gracie will love getting all dressed up in it and feeling like a grownup.

xoxo
Kathleen

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It's always so precious to see our Lil Girls wear our Wedding gown.That will be it for mine as my Girls all 3 of them say they would never wear it on their special day as I had always dreamed of.
Precious memories for you in more ways than one~Cheers Kim

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Ahhhh she will look so sweet playing dress up in your wedding dress! I can just picture her wearing it as she walks down the aisle. And now I'm tearing up. (Aren't you glad you didn't "trash the dress" now?)

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, Kate what a beautiful day you lived , and what a great Mom to your Gracie going as far to create a place to hang your dress of white so she can play and dream. Your putting that dress to better use by letting her make her own beautiful memories playing dress up. Every little girl wants to be a bride, and how often these days does any daughter wear her mothers dress for their own wedding, giving her a childhood wedding dream is even better yet.

Thank you for sharing your love, and your sweet Gracie.

Ps Kate for years now my Hannah when she was young said to me when she grows up gets married and has a daughter she would love to name her Grace... Now she has a couple names she has added to her like list.

Encourage your Gracie's dreams and play time:)
Xoxo
Dore

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a sweet post. Gracie is growing into a beautiful young lady. I know she'll enjoy playing dress up in that gorgeous dress.

It's me said...

O my !!!..so sweet !!!...how long are your married darling???...love Ria...xxx..

Polly said...

you are such a sweet mom! this post brings me such memories of my mama....I am crying right now Kate! my mom used to surprise me with new outfits or a new book or magazine laid out on my bed when I got home from school. Gracie will forever treasure all the sweet things you do for her!! she was such a cute little girl at your wedding and now she's developing into a beautiful thing just like you! beautiful wedding too!!

xoxo

Polly

Michele said...

Hi Kate ~~ Your dress is so beautiful and I am sure your Gracie will enjoy the memories you are giving her by letting her explore her dream of "playing in your dress". You are a blessed Mom indeed.

God Bless You Kate,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kate, this is such a touching post! I love the photo of you looking at your dress! You can see the love the two of you share for each other! You are a precious mom to share your dress with your darling daughter! What a wonderful surprise for her!

"Create Beauty" said...

What a beautiful dress, and your photo of it hanging on the gray shutters is stunning!!!
Beautiful memories, and more to come.....

Blessings,
~ Violet

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I would love to have been able to see the look on her face when she saw the dress in her room!
My princess loved to dress up too...it has been fun this past week watching her dress up again for Halloween...brought back a lot of fun memories!

Preppy Mama said...

Wow, simply breathtaking. Gorgeous gown, gorgeous girls. Thank you for sharing.

suzyq said...

What a beautiful post!!!
Had to keep going back to look at the photos " just one more time "
Can't wait to see your little " mini me " in mommy's gown,
Hugs,
Suzan

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Just beautiful, Kate.
Gracie is definitely her mama. Beautiful, beautiful girl!
Thank you so much for checking in on me. I was so touched by your message, Kate, and of course, the tears started to flow. We got hit hard here on the East Coast...but thank God, we are all okay and suffered minimal damage compared to those at the NJ Shore, NY... they've lost everything. Please pray for these people.
I'll call you in a few days.
Thanks again for your comforting words. You have no idea what it means to me. xoxo

Mike said...

Getting married most be so much fun.

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