- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I was having serious doubts about my dress when I was waiting for it to arrive at the store, and once again after it came in and I tried it on and left it at the store to wait for my first dress fitting to come. I thought the mermaid wasn’t poofy enough, but figured it was probably because the dress was probably flattened and squished during shipping. This was when it first arrived at the shop before any alterations:
Anyway…I had my first dress fitting today. The seamstress pinned the extra length, did the bustle, I stepped off the platform…and I was IN LOVE. She said after they steam it and actually sew things it’ll even be poofier. I love it. This was definitely the dress I fell in love with!
Now I need help choosing jewelry…more specifically my earrings. I bought a beautiful crystal bangle to go with my dress but the silver contrasts the ivory too much, so I will be wearing a pearl necklace and a double-strand pearl bracelet instead. I goes much better with the dress because it has freshwater pearls sewn on. Since the earrings are farther from the dress, I find that wearing crystal is fine. But I have 3 contenders….which one? I plan to have my hair in a high bun/chignon, with my mantilla veil draped over top.
Sorry about all the blurred face pics… I prefer to keep my face hidden!
1. Pearl dangle
The stud itself has crystals and the dangling pearl will match my necklace and bracelet. The only downside is the stud is a Chanel logo and some people might find it tacky to wear logos, but it’s small enough that it’s not very noticeable. I do love Chanel costume jewelry though so I’m totally fine wearing a logo since it passes off as just a normal motif of some sort.
2. Crystal clover/quatrefoil stud earrings
I initially bought these earrings to match the quatrefoil in the center of the bust on my dress (see dress pic). They are very sparkly (though you can’t tell in the picture) and have a warm hue to them so they would go with the dress perfectly.
3. Dangling quatrefoil/clover
Similar to pair above except these earrings are dangles and not studs. These are also slightly more noticeably silver, however like I said it’s far enough away from the dress itself that it still matches the quatrefoil in the center of my bust, and the crystals are smaller.