Hi Meg and everyone at McCall’s blog and Instagram,
I was wondering if you might be interested in featuring my wedding on your social media or blog sometime. My bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses were all made by my mom and my aunt using McCall’s/Vogue Patterns/Butterick patterns. I’m calling it my Totally McCall Pattern Company Wedding!
Mary goes on to write:
Three of my bridesmaids had pattern V8789, two with view A and one with view B (that dress was made by my aunt). The fourth bridesmaid had a dress which combined the bodice of V2902 with the skirt of B5882. In the course of preparing for the wedding my mom made “practice dresses” (wearable muslins), and bridesmaid #4 decided she preferred a simpler neckline than the original B5882!
My own gown was a two-piece affair—the skirt was adapted from V2962 and the top was B5935—it had just the simple scooped neckline I was looking for, though making a corset in crepe de chine was certainly a challenge!
All of the dresses came out beautifully and I got lots of compliments on our simple yet elegant look. The dresses were comfortable all day long and were great on the dance floor (we had folk dancing at our reception, both contra dancing and dances from my husband Zlatko’s native Macedonia).
Thanks for publishing great patterns and having an inspiring social media presence!
Mary Wessel Walker
I am a total sucker for wedding stories like this, where family members pitch in together to make things happen. I was the maid of honor for my sister and I sewed all the bridesmaids’ dresses. At the rehearsal dinner I met the best man for the first time, and we ended up falling in love and getting married. (Still married too!) So of course I had to share Mary’s story and her photos here. Enjoy them, and if you have a special wedding story please feel free to share it with us in the comments section.
Mary and Zlatko were married in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 16, 2014. We are thrilled to have been part of their special day.
All photos by Peter Matthews.