Tuesday, July 8, 2008

semi-planning a wedding....... the dress

when we first got engaged and were planning our wedding (some time ago) this was the dress that i found and fell in love with. the detail was just amazing to me. the beading and that bustle were oh so pretty and because i didn't want something too princessy and poofy this dress was perfect. until i tried it on. i had just given birth to my handsome son not more than 4 months before, so needless to say i wasn't the shape/size i wanted to be. with my lovely mom pouch in the front and beautiful back rolls showing through the see through back of the gown, i was the picture of not-so loveliness. i was devastated. i drove all of those miles to get THIS dress and now it wasn't a option.

so i ended up buying a dress, after trying on what felt like a million, but i am still not 100% about it.

i wanted something sleek and stunning, and not a dress that i had to have 10 girls hold up just so i could go pee. i have been looking around and have totally fell in love with the 30's and 40's old Hollywood glamor gowns. I've been looking on wedding websites, photographer websites and realized that this was the bride i wanted to be. not a cupcake bride, not a country bride, not a goth in a purple wedding dress bride (I've seen it and it's hideous), those are not my styles. i wanted a timeless look, i didn't want my grand kids to be looking through my wedding album and by snickering at me, like I'm doing to ALL of the 80's brides( that was SOME hair and lace back then wasn't it).

also while looking around i fell in love with 2 things this gorgeous ostrich wrap

and these types of veils, cage veils i think they are called

i really love the ostrich wrap because 1. it will cover my tattoos for the photos, 2. it just beautiful, and it beats that whole sash around my shoulders bit. and 3. it just adds even more to the old Hollywood glamor effect I'm going for. so there is where i am on the dress for my wedding. what do you think?


Steph said...

oh, I love your dress! you look gorgeous!!! I'm confused though, are you looking for another dress still?

also, love the wrap and veil!

lucinda! said...

ya im still looking for a dress. if things dont pan out im going to keep the dress i have and change it up a bit.

Beth McDermott said...

ooooo, i love the dress!

i also love the boa situation.


Sandee said...

I love that dress too, is it from Davids? If you are wanting another dress, I highly recommend a heart's desire. The first dress I bought there was $350, so you can find dresses there at a price close to Davids. If you buy off the rack you get 20% off too.
The birdcage veils are awesome. I got mine on etsy for like $25! I can't thank you enough for showing me etsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GHD said...

Oh my goodness, you look stunning!!

skylana said...

i like your dress, if we had another wedding i always say i want a dress like that.... i had an ostrich wrap and i loved it, i also had the kind of veil you like.... and it will always look classic.

Ashley said...

You are going to make one beautiful bride!!!