I have a stunning Bridgette Moore 'Garden of Eden' dress I bought 8 years ago that has been waiting for me and now I am finally geting married in Sept. 2013.
It is for a giant - I am 5.3" - mermaid style with train, just truly a work of art with butterfilies, roses, vines, one shoulder strap made entirely of beads, etc. I got it when a bridal shop closed and I was the only one that could fit in the bridal size 10 and I coudn't pass up the deal at the time.
I don't want to have do anything to it unless I am sure that it can be made to fit on my frame (normal size 6) and for the more casual nature of the wedding I am now planning. (Hartwood Mansion, family only, 32 total!) I've thought many times of making it into a knee length or tea length mini mermaid with a flair, and have the rest made into a jacket somehow, but that is mostly because the dress overwhelms me and I can't 'see' it.
WHO IN PITTSBURGH CAN DO THIS? Will it be more than $500? If so, maybe I should just buy something new!
I could always sell it to some lucky tall bride as it is and they can complete minor alterations and wear it in Heinz Chapel or Phipps or somewhere that can compete with it!
Here are pics... What do you y'all think? It is flawless - I had it packed carefully, though I know 8 years sounds like a long time! It just needs a little steaming since I had it confined for so long. Extra beads, tags still on it. Bridgette Moore isn't carried in the US anymore, only in Ireland/UK.