Happy New Year! As usual, its been way too long since I have posted on here. I just want to make a quick update as I'm on my way to Africa once again to visit my daughter! She and her husband are in a different country this time, and they now have two precious little girls, so it will be a different adventure from last time!

As far as business goes, I've had a lot of fun updating vintage gowns, altering new ones, and am currently making a custom gown. Stay tuned for photos after I return and get my computer more organized :)



Cautiously optimistic

I apologize for not keeping my website updated.  

My heart breaks for all the students who worked so hard towards graduation and haven't been able to celebrate as planned, and all the brides who have had to postpone or cancel their weddings, people who have been isolated from their families, and so much more. Even those who have had to leave this life all alone, without family close enough to hold their hand and say goodbye. This has been a trying time for most of us, and for me a time to let go of some things and remember that God is good and is in control and has a plan.

With less work to do, I did enjoy spending a little extra time with my daughter and her family before they moved to Nebraska a few weeks ago. They came home from West Africa to stay with me until the birth of their second daughter, and for many reasons decided to stay in the US for a time. They are now on staff at Maranatha Bible Camp in Nebraska.

That said, after being pretty much closed for about 6 weeks, I am open for business, following suggested precautions such as wearing masks and using plenty of disinfectant. From what I'm hearing right now, many are rescheduling weddings for next year rather than later this year, so I do recommend making plans sooner than later. I am hoping the worst is over and things will continue to improve.

Stay safe and healthy, and I hope to see you soon!

Business as Usual

Good morning!

I haven't posted photos or updates for quite awhile! I will do so soon, but for now I just want to let people know that I plan to continue business as usual. Clients usually come in one at a time, and it is easy to disinfect between fittings, so I think we are good!

Happy Fall!

Well, here I am preparing for another trip! Two in one year! Beki, Jeremy, and Kalli are home from Niger for a few months and staying with me until their next baby is born in January. The four of us are going to Calgary to visit her sister and her family - first time for them! It has already been snowing there for a couple of weeks...

So, I will be out of touch until October 18, but will reply to contact forms after that.
Enjoy the cooler weather and fall colors!
Yay for summer! I rarely try to take any days off during the busy summer wedding season, but this month its necessary to go meet my new granddaughter! 

I will be back in Canada July 6-16. She is due July 8, so I'm hoping not to miss the big day! 
I will have no phone service during that time, and may not check emails very often, but will be back to business as usual on July 17.

Happy and safe 4th of July!

We will be closed 10/15-10/22.

Wow, this has been an exciting year, full of changes! I can't believe how fast the summer flew by. It began with my moving to a new house in the middle of prom season - I hit the ground running and haven't stopped! There hasn't been a dull moment. In addition to a busy wedding season:

I enjoyed having a college student from Maryland spend the summer with me while she interned here in Colorado Springs. She is a wedding photographer, so she enjoyed spending time with many of my brides and admiring their gowns.

My middlest daughter, who lives here in Colorado, got married this summer! It was a very casual, intimate ceremony at their friends' cabin in the mountains, with her sister officiating and a small group of family and friends in attendance. Their 2 sons, ages 4 and 6, were happy to be both ring-bearers and flower boys :).

The most exciting event was the birth of my 4th grandbaby! My oldest daughter Beki and husband  Jeremy, whom I visited in Niger almost 2 years ago, came home for a few months and gave birth to a baby girl. They are back in Niger now, and 4-month-old Kalli is already making friends around the world! I'm thinking about planning another trip out there next year...

My youngest daughter who lives in Canada with her husband and baby came to visit twice this summer - for one sister's baby shower and the other sister's wedding! Now that the wedding rush is past, I'm taking a little break and going to Canada to visit her family and celebrate her son's first birthday. I can hardly wait!

The week I return is already fairly well booked, and that Saturday my new puppy is coming to stay!

Happy Fall!

We have moved!

     It is official! Our new location is 8011 Horizon Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920. This is a more convenient location for my clients to the south of Monument, and still easily accessible for my clients to the north.

Since my daughter and her family are coming to visit this week - to attend another daughter's baby shower - I will be back to business as usual on April 12. Looking forward to seeing my youngest grandson!

There is still time for late April and early May weddings and proms. Give us a call!