Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay
So today was my second dress fitting. i thought my dress was coming home with me, but i guess they need to adjust the bustles a bit. I really wanted to feel bridal and special and really wished my girl friends could have come with me… i needed the enthusiasm! But my mother, god mother and her godmother came with instead. My godmother had not seen me in the dress before. So after some fussing (wrong size petticoat) i manage to get in my dress. i step outside in my shoes which also arrived, and i didnt get much of a responce from anyone. i mean mom has seen the dress on now like 3 times so i guess her responce was to be expected, she was fussing with the dress and stuff. (fluffing it out.) my mother’s god mother has also seen me in the dress once (whether she remembers or not) and pretty much smiled and approved… i was just disappointed with my god mother’s responce… she just didnt seem to have one. she said it was simple and pretty and then was fussing with her phone.
So i decided since i was there that we finally needed to decide on a hair piece, since i was all dressed up, had my veil and my necklace and dress on… so they all picked out a hair comb which was beautiful! but after wearing it for a while i was afraid that you wouldnt see it, only at certain angles. I’ve loved the headband look for a while now so i wanted to try a hair band on. the lady of the shop picked one out for me and i tried it on, and decided thats what i liked better, it made me feel sparkly and happy and kind of princess like. So i had a very brief moment of feeling bridal staring back at myself in the mirror. Everyone else just seemed disapointed with my going with the headband…and i guess that was the final straw to my buzz kill. i wanted to be happy and excited that my look was finally coming together… why wasnt anyone else happy for me? 🙁 I mean its even affecting me now that i think i dont like the headband cause the pearls are too big? bulky? i dunno… So i’m sharing with you girls because i want some happiness and enthusiasim! (and to make it better i finally got some preview shots from my e-shot and will share at the end of this… but please tell me what you think!)
So the hair piece everyone loved (i loved it too, but i wanted my hair piece to be noticed… so i didnt like that you can only really see it from one angle)
and then the hair band, (note my lack of enthusiasm… i was trying to teach mom how to use my phone as well as trying to chat with people… but really i was just upset that no one seemed very enthusiastic about it.)
A brief moment of happiness
and the final look, before i finally took it all off… (again i have such a non enthusiastic look… i dont know why i feel kind of blah about things at the moment)
I realise now i didnt take pics of my shoes. hahaha! So tell me ladies…. what do you think? is it too much? are the pearls in the hair band funky? do you like it?
and so this thread isnt complete whiney blah-ness here are some previews i got for my engagement shoot
So whatcha all think?
Post # 3
@kittywolf13: In my honest opinion I think it’s a very pretty dress and you look better in it than I’ve seen some other brides look in that same dress. Get happy, woman! You’re getting married!
Post # 4
I’d keep looking. None of this looks great.
Post # 5
I think the headband with the veil is too much.
Post # 6
That dress looks gorgeous on you!
Post # 7
You look great in the dress! It’s super flatering!
I love the headband. I think it’s the perfect accessory, adds sparkle and dimension to your look.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I like the dress, its really beautiful. But a few little changes would really help it to flatter you more.
1. A darker coloured and maybe narrower belt to pull in your waist more.
2. Alter the neckline to have a bit more of a sweetheart. You look amazing in your dress in your E photos. The deeper neckline plays up your curves. I think a coloured or darker belt would pull your waist in a bit more and the dress still looks too big on the bust.
3. Go for a simple veil that will come off the back of your head and avoid your shoulders. All the layers around your head and shoulders have the effect of shortening your neck.
4. I think the same with the headpiece, go for something very light and thin. You don’t need a lot of extras as your dress is so stunning already.
Post # 9
@AnotherMrsBrown: +1!! a bountiful bosom deserves a nice sweetheart. a darker/colored belt would definitely pop more!
here’s a quick photoshop (hope you don’t mind):
thinner, colored belt and a sweetheart line! I also think you should get a rounded necklace, instead of a V-shape dangle. like a strand of pearls, etc.
for your hairpiece, I just don’t like sideview because it looks so separate from the veil! I love your first hairpiece because it looks like part of the veil. can you move the pearl hairpiece back, so it sits on top of your veil? it looks great from the front, but from the side… that gap is not the best look.
Post # 10
@kittywolf13: beautiful dress on you! The drop waist is flattering on you… though I have one too and may be biased… I think you need more “sparkle”!! Have you tried any rhinestone headbands? I think one would look amazing, and can be found in etsy fairly inexpensive. Anddddd, I LOVE the photoshop that @patchy did! I would consider a darker sash or even a sparkly one!
ETA: you two look like one very happy and in love couple!! You will look beautiful on your big day!
Post # 11
@HannahGrace: I’m starting to think your a troll. You’ve made negative comments on alot of dress threads, including mine. Stop being such a bitch and get off the internet.
Post # 12
I think you look great! It’s a beautiful dress! I agree the sweetheart neckline should be deeper and a blingy belt would look awesome!
Post # 13
@kittywolf13: Agreed with pp- blingy sash would look fab! You have a lovely curvy figure but the dress isn’t showcasing it- I would have it more fitted until from your hips until where your wrists are- that would show off your shape and the skirt would flare out more dramatically, again showing off your curves more! Maybe someone with photoshopping skills could help out! Love your e-pics:)
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies! I wish I could afford to further alter the dress and add a more sweet heart neckline but alas I don’t think its in the budget. It’s cost me like 300+ just to do the hemming and bustling. :/ my dress is way over budget. Lol. I will consider a thinner/darker band though.
Post # 15
@HannahGrace: someone is a little Debbie downer. If you don’t have something nice to say then keep your mouth shut. She looks great in this dress! She is asking for opinions but not for people to be rude.
Post # 16
@HannahGrace: I agree with the PPs with your negative comments. Seems to be a pattern, especially with some very beautiful brides and dresses. Considering you do seem like a real bride-to-be based on your few previous posts, you seem quite miserable, jealous and/or bitter. Please don’t continue bringing down other brides with you… Misery loves company, I suppose. Not supportive or helpful at all? Let’s take a look at your dress choices, shall we?