Mary, Em's close high school friend, is going to be one of her bridesmaids. At eight this morning Em, Mary, and I headed to Lowell, MA to see seamstress Jen's hand-basted alterations on Em's wedding gown. Jen had to take apart the whole bodice -- bust, mid-section, and rear -- and rebuild it. For the first time Em was able to model the dress without having to bunch six-plus inches of material in a clip across her back - so it wouldn't fall off her. There's just a tad more left to take in. Then the gown will be ready to bring back to Connecticut to hang in a closet at my house (we wouldn't want Ryan stumbling upon it in their apartment when he's looking for his white PA-in-training jacket). That's one more item -- a very essential item -- that's almost ready for October, 2011.
Oh yes - the secret Mary and I share is how beautiful Emily looked in the gown.