Then And Now: Bridesmaid Dress

As I alluded to in this post, my friend Michelle was my Maid of Honor, and looked lovely in her dress. (Be sure to click the thumbnails to view the pictures bigger.)


Almost a year later, she attended my baby shower with this adorable gift, made by her mom out of the same dress. She even used the tiny seed beads and the little buttons! I was so excited to try it on my baby girl.

So just two days after she was born, and much to the delight of the nurses, we put Siena into her beautiful dress as her going-home-outfit.

Now, three months later, we tried it on her again and it fits much better.

They say every bride thinks she’s chosen the perfect dress that her bridesmaids can wear again… but I sure wasn’t expecting my daughter to be the one wearing Michelle’s dress!

Sweet surprise

As my mom put it, “That’s probably the most expensive dress she’ll ever own…at least until she’s a bridesmaid!”


  1. Absolutely charming! She looks adorable in the dress, and I do believe she is becoming a wee little red hen. So glad that the dress still fits and that you have such great pictures of her in it.

  2. I can’t believe how much she has grown! She is so beautiful.

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