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Portland, ME

Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.


wedding dress put to use.

Annika Schmidt

We all made it out to the Berkshires this past weekend safe and sound for the wedding, excited to see the wedding dress we made put to use. Jennah showed up, looking lovely… and Julia and I immediately got to fussing over the dress. Somehow the sash disappeared as the dress switched hands a couple times before making it to its final destination, but we made do with an extra piece of silk we had on hand. And while it stressed us out…. I don’t think anyone noticed.

Up a long woodsy road, it was a beautiful walk… luckily we hitched a ride on the golf carts taking wedding-goers up the hill, because it turned out to be QUITE a long trek.

Jennah’s hair looked lovely, and I thought the earrings with a vintage feel to them were the perfect final touch.

Us seamstresses with the bride (and friends, many years back!). Also you might recognize my dress… the one I started sewing last October…. and finished, finally, last week.

My favorite part of the whole night had to be their dance. Jennah’s mom is a dancer, and helped them choreograph a really fun dance, with salsa, swing… and a variety of other dance steps. The dress was perfect for it and moved beautifully. It kind of made me tear up. Well done Julia, I think we did good on our first attempt at a wedding dress!

I have no idea who deserves the photo credit for these, as we were all passing the two cameras around, but thank you to Julia and Colin for supplying the cameras! I know at some point we handed them off to Jessie of JClements Photography, so she certainly deserves some credit too.