Hello, dears! I realized that I haven’t had much chance yet to talk about my perspective on Brigi B’s engagement & impending marriage, so I thought it about time that I fill you all in on this younger sister’s thoughts thus far 🙂
Ah, so many crazy changes this past year; I sometimes feel like I’m living in a Jane Austen novel! Brigid is preparing to marry one of the best men on earth (yes, that is my true, honest opinion), and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her! Being the optimist that I am, I look forward to her leaving our household and beginning her own with Gabe as an exciting transition. I am anticipating the days that I get to hug her so hard because we have been separated for weeks, and realizing afresh just how special and important my relationship with this radiant sister of mine is. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, am I right?
As we count down the days until the wedding, I am learning to savor these last sweet days of totally normal interactions with my sister before that all gets flipped on its head. Brigid and I made coordinating dresses based off of the film “The 100 Foot Journey” (Marguerite’s fashion is.to.die.for. Somebody give me her wardrobe ASAP, please?? 😉 ), and each time we wear these dresses on the same day, it is so special and fun. There’s just something about matching your sister, you know? You feel more connected, almost like there’s this inside story that nobody else is clued in on but you two. Taking these photos with Brigid was so special, too, because our days of just up-ing and doing a photo shoot on the fly are numbered. I can’t help but feel thankful to the Lord for giving us these times of “taking away” so to speak, because that which has been taken or changed from your life is often appreciated more when it is let back in.
Dress: Hand Made / Shoes: Maguba / Earrings: Claire’s (old) / Belt: Target (old)
I know you all are probably dying for the details on our lovely frocks, so I’ll give you the scoop:
After watching “The 100 Foot Journey”, and falling absolutely head-over-heels for Marguerite’s style; I knew exactly what I wanted to do with a dress-length of material I got from fabric.com. I indulged myself with some delicious designer cotton for a frock, and the bold print was perfectly suited to the simple, elegant dress style that Marguerite so often sported in the film. I based my pattern off of Sassy Sparrow’s tutorial, and Brigid used the same for her frock.
Brigid’s dress is a little different from mine, being made out of a deliciously swishy linen (remind me to make myself one like her’s next Summer! 😉 ), and with the gathers being placed differently. I love how similar yet dissimilar our dresses are to each other, and how perfectly they express our personalities: mine being bright, bold, and bubbly; Brigid being calm, elegant, and passionate.
I am looking forward to the new road ahead for us! Even though we may split off at a crossroad and begin new journeys each our own, sisters are never separated at heart no matter how many miles are in between.
-Charlotte, the youngest sister