Monday, April 27, 2009

The Daughter and the Dress

A trip to Jasmine Hill Gardens in Wetumpka provided the perfect opportunity for Mary Ashley to wear the heirloom dress I made for her this spring.



Before I even purchased my fabric, I could picture her running down a garden path in the dress. So our afternoon was a dream come true!



Mary Ashley is wearing a Bijoux style dress made of pink satin batiste and accented with lace and ribbon. You can read more about what this project meant to me here.



And you can see more images from our trip to Jasmine Hill Gardens later in the week!

22 comments:

Allidink said...

That is such a sweet little dress. She looks like a little angel in it!

All the best,
Allison

Ariadone said...

Beautiful, indeed a dream come true. Well done, Melissa. She's such a lovely girly girl.
Enjoy
Have a beautiful week and take a little rest yourself
Ariadone
Godeliva

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

The dress is beautiful. Well done. x

Kellie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Dreamy!!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

A little Princess...Angel...God's perfect little creation...are all what comes to mind looking at these pictures. You did an outstanding job creating that dress.

Lisa said...

What a sweetheart! And the finished dress is exquisite!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is just precious!!! I certainly hope that you frame one or 2 of those for her room!!! Just darling! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, she is so adorable that it makes me want to cry! Oh, what a darling little girl in the most exquisite dress. It's like the pages of a good book...

XO,

Sheila

Leah said...

She was just beautiful in this yesterday! And the pictures are great!!

Rebecca said...

I love the dress, and the pictures are gorgeous. (I had my wedding portrait pictures taken there.)

The Charmed Life Online said...

These are just precious pictures!

Your hard work will be very appreciated one day, when your grown daughter looks back at these pictures.

Tina Foster said...

The dress and model are breath-taking! I LOVE the extra length; this dress will grow along with her. Be sure to take it to the beach for portraits, too.
Great job!!

Becky said...

That dress is fantastic. My favorite picture is the one where she is walking away. Absolutely beautiful! Talent! You have talent!!!

Louise said...

That dress is gorgeous and Mary Ashley is just precious!!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The dress is gorgeous! My mom was into heirloom dresses for awhile. I loved looking through all those beautiful magazines when I would go visit her.

sle said...

Just beautiful! I hope you are going to have a portrait done!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Just stunning! What a treasure!

Jennifer Driver said...

Beautiful dress! I'm impressed! :)

Three plus Me said...

You did a wonderful job on the dress! It's beautiful! And so is Mary Ashley!

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Oh, I love everything about this post...such a sweet little girl, such a beautiful dress, and such a lovely of a mother & her love...
Really this is magical!

Kim Kasch said...

Breathtaking. . . those pictures are amazing.

donette said...

Hi, just came across your blog and surprised to see you live in Wetumpka..we use to live on Jasmine Hill Rd. near the Gardens..high up on a hill by the old log cabin near road..I didn't think the gardens were open anymore..was closed for awhile I think..my daughter performed there with The Wizard of Oz about 24 yrs. ago! Was a beautiful place..the pics you took there of your daughter are beautiful..I take my 4 yr. old granddaughter to lovely places for beautiful pics too...took her to Dale County lake the other day with an old wood vanity with tri-fold mirror and made beautiful pics in the woods..soo much fun!Love your blog! Donette

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