Thursday, October 6, 2011

The NYC Adventure may have ended at LaGuardia...

...but the Cleveland Adventure was just beginning!

Off I flew in a baby plane towards the great state of Ohio, and I cannot tell you how glad I was that the plane was not full.  Whipped my scarf off, claimed two seats, and proceeded to pass out.  Total amount of sleep at the end of the flight: 4 hours. 

I longed for a shower and bed, so off I went in a taxi to my hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Cleveland.  I just want to take a moment to say that the two ladies at the front desk saved my life at least four times.  First, they let me check in to my room seven hours early (OH KING SIZE BED, I LOVE YOU), they told me breakfast was still happening (bagel with peanut butter ... feeling stronger all the time), they found me a sewing kit when a groomsman knocked on my door an hour and a half before the wedding with a button emergency (no vests were harmed in the making of this wedding), and then they called me a taxi to get to said ceremony.

Where was Rob, you ask?  Rob, who was supposed to meet me at the hotel to go to the wedding, was stuck in an elevator in our sublet.  With our last load of items.  Sooooo close to being done!  He eventually showed up for the reception, and then we both crashed at the end of the night...

...but before we could sleep, we needed to celebrate!!

My fabulous friends, Becky and Alex, got married.  And I cried three times during the ceremony. 

The bride was stunning - seriously lovely and a complete trooper for getting married outside and not shivering in her dress! 

The groom loves her so much that he used his vows to save her life from a bee. 

They are truly one of the finest couples I know, and I couldn't be happier for them!

Well, you KNOW I had to make a new dress for this occasion, considering my lovely friend is a seamstress and all :)

I had snagged this fabric at a huge Hancock Fabrics sale, and I fell in love with the shiny purple plaid at first sight.  I wanted to challenge myself a little bit more than usual and added piping to the armholes and neck edge. 

Isn't she beautiful?? 

I needed something quick and simple since I still needed to finish my pink traveling dress, my Spanish Harlem dress, and the super secret dress for the NYC Adventure.  I found New Look 6643 and it looked perfect.

If I couldn't line up the complete plaid on the sides, I tried to line up part of it.  I like to tell myself it could be worse, considering I was sewing this before work each day. 

Becky apparently disagrees.  Either that or we are imitating fish.

When Rob finally arrived, I snagged him for this picture.  What can I say?  I love showing off my piping work.

This is what happens when you try to polka on a stress fracture.  I LOVE polka and there was a polka band present.  *sigh*

The leg situation is sad, but isn't the fabric pretty?  I love shiny fabric.  Love love love. 

The final post of this wondrous adventure will hopefully be up tomorrow, and then I will show you the fabulous pink travelling dress.  I know it's somewhere around here...
Have a good night, all!!!


  1. Beautiful dress and the bride too! Sorry you couldn't polka dance - I always get so twitchy when I want to dance and am thwarted :)

  2. So much fun! Your dress is really lovely too, piping aswell!

  3. You're so adorable! And yeah wedding photos!!! Hopefully the photographer got some good ones of us too!