- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ok, be forewarned: this post is going to be pic heavy!
I always imagined a medieval-inspired dress to get married in. I’m very into Elves and Faeries and love Lord of the Rings and stuff… but online research dashed those hopes pretty quickly since dresses like that are worth thousands of dollars! (i’ve since found an Etsy store that makes them affordably, but too late for me…)
anyway, I was trying to accessorize to achieve the Elf Maiden look anyway, and naturally I wanted long, flowing sleeves. BUT, detached. Kind of like they wear in belly dancing. like this:
with a head circlet like this:
Plus a replica of Arwen’s Evenstar necklace… the whole deal.
I thought I’d get my Mom to sew the sleeves, and then she expressed reservations on her skills plus her concerns I would look too much like I’m in “costume”. as well, I don’t have a dress anything like that. it’s a strapless sweetheart lace. here:
(yes, I’m standing on a table in my living room, Lol!)
I will probably wear a sash around the empire waist. The head circlet that I fell in love with is pricey too, so I started considering going another direction that would cost and stress less.
Now I’m thinking of getting a lace bolero. I love this one with a keyhole back:
and here’s the front:
and instead of a circlet, wearing a bejewelled flower with a bit of netting:
I think this look is pretty classy and romantic, and I’m a Jazz singer and it’s almost reminiscent of that Golden Era.
I guess I should say that my wedding will be on an old ferry boat, docked on the ocean. Our theme is “enchanted summer evening” or “magical seaside” or “Midsummer Night’s Dream”… haha. Colours purple, green, blue, brown, some pink, and ivory too.
What do you think bees? Push forward with my Elven dreams which may cost more, or switch directions and go for a more classic bridal look?