Philip and Abra Staffin Wiebe's Wedding
Preparations


The pictures on this page were taken during the preparation time leading up to our April 1st wedding. They document a few of the million-and-one (or so it seemed at the time) things which needed to get done, and the resultant insanity.

I took more black and white pictures than this, mostly of the bridesmaids, but when I had them developed, the negatives were accidentally stripped, and only a few pictures were rescued. Grrr!

If you want to see a larger version of these thumbnails, click on the image to the left of the description.

Snow A sight we passed many times on our way to visit Faith Mennonite Church. Snow, and lots of it.
Posted 04/12/01.
Another sight we walked by many a Sunday. I'm not sure if these are seasonal decorations or permanent residents.
Posted 04/14/01.
Cole on the day the bridesmaids hemmed their dresses to fit.
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Cleo McAdams wearing her bridesmaids' gown to have it hemmed. And a hat, just because.
Posted 04/14/01.
It's a photogenic combination.
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Erin Cole was in the room while my bridesmaids were doing last-minute hemming of their dresses. I like the picture, so I'm posting it. So there.
Posted 04/14/01.
My mother and father attempting to bustle my dress the night before the wedding. This is more work than it sounds like.
Posted 04/14/01.
Bustling involves sewing nine tiny buttons along the waistline of the wedding dress.
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Then corresponding loops of embroidery thread are sewn onto the train to attach it to the waist.
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Small plain buttons are sewn on the underside of the train to anchor the loops.
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Theoretically, this allows the bride to walk without being a traffic hazard.
Posted 04/14/01.
In reality, she is still a hazard, but is less likely to trip over, tread on, or otherwise ruin the train.
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I was required to stand in one place, perfectly still, for much of the process.
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Because I hadn't vacuumed my apartment, Mom put down a sheet on the floor, and the dress had to stay on it.
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My slip and wedding dress, from my perspective, when I was finally allowed to remove it and sit down.
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And, of course, the train itself.
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