(Closed) Real brides in Pronovias Farnes

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Post # 3
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsChihuahua: hiya πŸ™‚  I tried on Farnes last weekend and am going to the Pronovias Flagship tomorrow.  I wasn’t allowed to take pictures at last wks store but hopefully I can do so tomorrow.  

All I can say is the dress is breath taking in person.  It’s soft, light, airy and romantic. The sample I tried on was in ivory and I found that ivory made the dress even more appealing than the white version online. The chiffon layers with the cascading petals at the bottle flare a bit more than the picture but the dress falls beautifully.  Not too full, not too dull and the flowers that accent the natural waist are an awesome touch.  I think this dress is awesome and for me it is my number 1!  I can not wait to see it again tomorrow.  I will try to post a picture if I get one.

Go try it on and let me know what you think.  Can’t wait to hear your opinion.  Talk soon!

~K 

 

Post # 4
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48 posts
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsChihuahua: hiya πŸ™‚  I tried on Farnes last weekend and am going to the Pronovias Flagship tomorrow.  I wasn’t allowed to take pictures at last wks store but hopefully I can do so tomorrow.  

All I can say is the dress is breath taking in person.  It’s soft, light, airy and romantic. The sample I tried on was in ivory and I found that ivory made the dress even more appealing than the white version online. The chiffon layers with the cascading petals at the bottle flare a bit more than the picture but the dress falls beautifully.  Not too full, not too dull and the flowers that accent the natural waist are an awesome touch.  I think this dress is awesome and for me it is my number 1!  I can not wait to see it again tomorrow.  I will try to post a picture if I get one.

Go try it on and let me know what you think.  Can’t wait to hear your opinion.  Talk soon!

~K 

 

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsChihuahua:  Pronovias Flagship was such a nice experience.  The staff was very nice, professional and not pushy in the slightest bit.  My appointment went quickly and I only ended up trying on 4 dresses because they narrowed the process for me, but I felt that was a good thing.   

Dress 1 Formentera was beautiful and fun, but unfortuantely it didnt work with my body type.  The trumpet style was accentuating all the areas I did not want accentuated.  Dress 2 Alianza was nice, had a traditional drop waist but the dress itself was not “me”.  Dress 3 Farnes, was just making me smile from the moment she brought it in.  I stepped into it and then hmmmm. . . . silence.  For some reason, I got a lost feelings and felt the dress which was “the dress” last week, gave me a different impression this week. I adore Farnes entirely, but after trying it on I realized it wasn’t 100% right for my figure.  The point I want to highlight the most was my natural waist.  I want to draw attention away from my shoulders and balance out my hips.  Farnes hit just above my natural waist which kind of made me look wider than I am and my shoulder looked more broad.  They are broad enough to begin with, lets not draw attention to them even more!

At that point I was kind of lost and thought that I was going to leave disappointed, but my associate came back with one more choice, Alcanar.  Unexpectedly, it looked amazing.  The veil went on and I was like wow. . . this could be it!  The site makes the dress look rather large, but its really not that big in person.  

As for you, I would say go with Farnes in the color that you feel works best for your skin tone.  What is going to look the best in pictures and make you stand out in the most beautiful manner?  What color will go best with your season?  Will it go with your wedding colors and venue colors?  I think those are good questions to ask yourself which will help narrow things.  Does it only come in white or ivory?  Do they have something in between? 

I know what you mean about the delicate material.  Its so light and fragile that you feel you could easily trip, get it dirty or puncture a heel through it πŸ™  I would say as long as it doesn’t bother you too much to where you are paranoid and your not going to enjoy wearing it, then get it!  If the seamstress alters everything accordingly, you shouldn’t have an issue with stepping on it and once it is bustled you wont have to worry about guests stepping on it.  Getting the bottom a little dusty might be hard to avoid, but I think all brides get cautious about that.  It might get a little dirty here and there but nothing too noticable.  If you love it each and every time you try it on and cannot see yourself in anything else, then def go for it!

Let me know which color you decide.  I would love to hear what you go with πŸ™‚  I will keep you posted on Alcanar.  I can’t stop thinking about it so it might just be the one πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsChihuahua:  I think we both have the right idea. Finding out early on what we like, what works best and what we feel amazing in πŸ™‚  I tried to find dresses similar to Farnes a few weeks ago and ended up finding a few.  I think Farnes might be a bit more light and airy than some of these but here are my findings.  Let me know what you think πŸ™‚  In addition to the below browse around some other Jim Hjelm or Lazaro options. I think Pronovias tops them in quality, but that could just be me being bias because I adore Pronovias and can’t let go, lol.

Under 4k
Maggie Sottero: Lizette Royale $1500-1700 + alterations.  Still tulle just bigger ball gown.  No petals, more floral applique. The site is deceiving, the top looks shiny like satin but its tulle.  I still can’t find the dress in NY or NJ.  I’ve called like 10 stores, even Klienfelds! ughhh

Martina Liana: enter site, click collections 2011 and scroll right to style 351.  It’s a 3 piece dress (dress, bow and skirt). I am going to a retailer this weekend to see the dress so I will report back, but for now I do not know the price.  I think somewhere between $2000-3000.

Enzoani: Couture Collection (not Blue, Modecca or Love). 2011 Style: Fairy, price= around $2000+.  Slightly more mermaid than a-line. You would prob have to 86 the wrap that connects from shoulder to gown. All I can say is Enzoani has been the toughest designer I’ve tried to find.

Over 4k
Pronovias: Manuel Mota Fall 2011, Prestigio, price $8100.  Not in stores yet but is a beautiful dress.  The sales associate I was with on Friday said it is HUGE in person.  The reason for the price tag= the massive amount of silk flowers along the bottom of the dress.  (very much NOT in my budget)

Jim Hjelm: Fall 2011 style JH8157, price $5000 + alterations.  Won’t be in stores till August. Trunk shows will help drop the price 10-15%, if your interested. Supposedly its beautiful in person.  I decided to stop seeking this because like Prestigio above, it was not in my budget.

Romona Keveza: Spring 2011 Collection, RK232.  Romona tends to be pricey so I categorized her under this header but I do not know the exact price.  The dress is huge and has a lot of flowers so it might be overwhelming and your guests might be glued to looking at the dress instead of looking at you.  Just a suggestion though. . . fun dress πŸ™‚

Dont’ know the price:
Lian Carlo: Spring 2010 Collection, Style 4804. Flowers could always been added to the waist area if you like that look, but dress is not tulle like Farnes.  Personally the dress just doesn’t do it for me, but I wanted to throw it out there because of its similarities.

Enzoani Blue: 2010 Collection, Style Caymen.  You can sweetheart the top and add petals to the bottom if you wanted.  I don’t know if Enzoani Blue is more or less than Enzoani Couture.  I will call and bother people to find out haha.

Post # 11
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@FutureMrsChihuahua: Thank you also!  This is so helpful πŸ™‚  I have been thinking of Alcanar all week so I am wondering if I am even going to attemp trying on more dresses.  I would hate to confuse myself or wreck the image I have in my head of Alcanar. Ahh decisions decisions!

I found one more for you.  Ironically I was searching for the longest time to find out info on this one and then gave up because I couldn’t find any.  I knew it looked like a Pronovias but it was an older picture so it was tough to find.  I stumbled over a Bee asking about Enzoani and San Patrick and BAM there she was.  San Patrick Calais.  So close in design to Farnes but might be tough to find.  Let me know what you think!

Thanks again πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: November 2011

@FutureMrsChihuahua: I tried it on, sorry I didn’t take photos but it looks awful on me! I am shortwaisted and even though I am thin it made my hips jut out so it looked like I had no waist. Not a fan of the material either it felt cheap. I have however seen it on other people with different body types and I thought it looked good. Just didn’t do it for me…

Post # 14
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  • Wedding: September 2012

@Dsquared: I know what you mean about cutting off your torso.  I actually have a fairly long torso but for me I just looked wider and a little chunky and chopped up.  I didn’t feel that the material was cheap but I can see how that interpretation could happen.  Its very light and fragile so I get where your coming from. 

I learned the style best for me is a traditional drop waist, a-line w/ a sweetheart neck line.  Alcanar worked best on me, but I think I would like to try on Rafaga, Perla and Raidis, those San Patrick styles seem to flatter me best.  Surprisingly I was a BIG no tulle, no lace person.  Go figure! haha

@FutureMrsChihuahua: Calais is in the 2011 Style Collection so hopefully its not too hard to find.  I thought it was an older collection but I guess not.  Let me know if you find it πŸ™‚  It def has a similar top to Christos, so maybe this one will totally blow you away!

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