- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I am engaged for just a month, but I am moving so fast… I bought my dress and already altered to fit. It’s a Maggie Sottero Corinne sample I scored for only $300! Alterations cost me another $300, because it was 2 sizes too big, but it still is way less than what I would have paid for a brand new order. TBH, on that sale I bought 2 dresses because I was alone and couldn’t choose and I couldn’t reach anyone by the phone.My second choice was 180 degree turn from Maggie: a beautiful 2 piece ball\princess gown by Alfred Angelo. I spent no less than 30 minutes in each dress, changed 4 or 5 times, and every time people n the store would get teary eyed and say “it’s beautiful, take this one”. On both!! So I got both. 🙁 When I finally reached my friends and family I was already convinced I made my choice. Now I just need to sell the other one somehow.
Anyway, here it is in all its beauty – an ivory and black Maggie Sottero Corinne !
Unaltered in the store, it was fully laced and still fell down
I am wearing a 2 hoop skirt slip underneath to lift it up a bit from the floor and save on hemming, it looks a little puffier than on the model.
I think a rather short veil will be best for it, maybe to she shoulder blades or at most 1/2 inch lower than the top of the dress. But I am not sure, I haven’t tried it on. I tried birdcage veils, but I can’t pull them off and don’t really like them.
For jewelry I am thinking either pearls or gold with diamonds – I am not a fan of bijouterie or crystals. I have small diamond stud earrings, yellow gold (but you can’t really see gold anyway) and some rather plain small pendants without stones, all yellow. What size pendant and how low would you place it?
I also have a short string of white pearls and matching pearl studs. Another possibility is slightly longer string of beige\rose\offwhite pearls, I may be able to find matching earrings for it ot just go with diamond studs. Both strings are around the collar bone – white one slightly higher, offwhite one is slightly lower. My mom suggested black pearls, but I never worn any and don’t have it. What do you think?