Post # 1
I am driving myself crazy over these two dresses.
Here is what I like/don’t like about both:
1. Maggie Sottero “Emma” – beautiful, flattering, much less than the other dress, not sure I am 100% in love with the material of the dress. I also think it looks best on me with a belt. I thought this one was “the one” until I tried on the next dress. I have a photo of this dress on me in the shop but I can’t figure out how to post it. Here is the link: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=13533 I will not be wearing the cap sleeves.
2. Martina Liana #423 – I like the cut of this dress (less train, more fitted towards the bottom), makes me feel sexy, has buttons all down the back of the dress which I love, the lace is beautiful in person but I worry that it gets lost in the photographs. It looks kind of plain on the website photos but is stunning in person. I worry that it will be boring in my wedding photos. This dress also costs @$1300 more than the Maggie Sottero one. The shop wouldn’t let me take a photo of this dress on me so all I have are the pictures from the website. http://www.essensedesigns.com/martina-liana/dresses/detail/423
What do you all think? Has anyone tried either of these on???
Thank you in advance!!
Post # 3
I purchased the Martina Liana 423! I’m glad to see more bees are trying it on! It is gorgeous in person, but I did have the same concerns about photography. HOWEVER. The lighting in my venue will not be as harsh as the lighting in the model pics and I think the photographer will know how to make the detail and sparkle stand out!
Post # 4
I think the Martina Liana is gorgeous! I think the detail is much prettier than the Maggie. If you can afford it, I say go for it. It is beautiful.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Anna Winery
I personally like the Maggie Sottero better because it breaks up all the lace. If I were choosing between the 2, that’s what I would go with!
Post # 6
You should add a poll 🙂 I like the Martina Liana better!
Post # 7
And obviously, I AM biased, but I don’t love the way the lace fades out on the Maggie and I think you can kind of see why the ML is more expensive. The detail of the lace and it all being one continuous piece is something that stands out more to me.
Post # 8
I am also a Martina bride (style 377) so I’m pretty biased haha. And if I remember correctly the MS Emma has visible seams running down the front, which I personally hate. I wouldn’t worry about the sparkle not showing in pictures. There are tons of bees who have the Augusta Jones Jessie and the Maggie Lorie which both have the sparkle like the Martina and I’ve never seen anyone complain that the dress didn’t look good in the pro photos.
To me, it sounds like you favor the Martina…so I say go for it!
Post # 9
Completely unbiased from a married bee – I prefer the Emma. Both are gorgeous but I love the overlay and the detailing of the Emma.
Post # 10
I think the Emma gown is so much more interesting and eyecatching. I love it in the gold color.
I’m sure the Martina gown is beautiful… but it looks like the same type gown I see on most every bride these days.
Post # 11
Thank you guys for all of the opinions! I am going to go try them both on AGAIN tomorrow and will be making my decision (hopefully!!!!)