Post # 1
Hello lady bees!
Now that my plans have drastically changed I am unsure of what type of wedding dress to purchase. After much discussion, we decided to have a really small destination wedding in Rio de Janeiro to combine several events into one trip (birthday, wedding and honeymoon).
Here is a pic of the dress I ordered and later found out it was discontinued (SIGH):
I LOVE THIS DRESS but it’s unavailable and I’m trying to figure out what kind of dress would pair well with an exotic and beautiful location like Rio. Its is a huge city, very industrial and busy – not much unlike New York City.
The wedding definitely wont be on the beach – we are thinking maybe a rooftop with beautiful city background or a scenic area like this:
We want our wedding to be casual, light, fun, filled with drinks, dancing. We will be hopping from one place to another (ceremony, dinner then dancing all night long!) so I need a dress that will transition well and not get too terribly wrinkled.
So what does one wear on her wedding day in beautiful Brazil?
These are some of the dresses I REALLY like:
MORI LEE 5108
ROZ LA KELIN ARIA
ANJOLIQUE C162 (Or something similar)
I welcome all thoughts, opinions and suggests and please dont hesitate to post pictures of dress that would be more fitting!
Post # 3
I love that first Mori Lee dress!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
I am a fan of the 5108. Have you considered having a custom made dress? It may be easier to run around town and dance in something shorter. The 5108 style should be easy for a company to replicate and add a hidden zipper where the straight part can be removed.
Post # 5
@CocoClassic: omg…i love them all…if it were me, I would pick the last one because the skirty is very flowy and I like the detail
Post # 6
I love the mori lee! that sucks what happened to your first dress. I have a small obsession with Essense of Australia dresses…. and I found one that may work for you
Post # 7
I also love this one
the have some more that are similar that have more beading and layers if you want something with a little more flair.
Post # 8
@nanikoa: I havent but thats because I hardly know where to start. I do want something that makes me feel like a bride. I tried on short dress and dresses in other colors but nothing did it for me like Ivory and long. Still cant believe how traditional I went with the dress lol.
@Woodstock: Thanks a bunch for the suggestions. I LOVE the top one you posted. VERY pretty but might be a little TOO poofy for me. With the Mori Lee 5108 I am having several layers of the tulle/net removed so it will fall more casually like my original dress…
@Daizy914: I love the last one too buttttttttttttttt I dont want to look like I’m going to my quince or to dance the tango lol.
Post # 9
Love the Mori Lee, I could see you rocking that with a little birdcage and maybe a vintage brooch at the waist.
Post # 10
I like the last one. And Rio is my FAVORITE city in the world. No lie! If you’re not getting married on the beach, then I don’t see anything particular that you should wear that you wouldn’t wear to any other urban oasis wedding. Brazilian girls (even rich ones) tend to rent dresses rather than buy them, so they all have a very similar right-this-minute on trend kinda look. For that reason, I’d want to stand out (rather than the standard fitted ruched bodice, flowy/poofy skirt that everyone seems to be wearing now). Especially so if I’d be going around town taking pics and whatnot.
Post # 11
@CocoClassic: I don’t thinkyou would look like that! LOL But I think any of those options are good options. Happy planning!!!
Post # 12
@CocoClassic: I will say my dress looked WAY poofier in the model photos. I dind’t wear a peticoat with it and it depoofed it a lot… I’ll show you the comparison.
Post # 13
@MariContrary: I dont think I want a headpiece as my hair will do what it does just like it is in the picture. I MIGHT rock a crystal comb with my hair twisted back on one side but the rest will be wild and carefree curls!
@Overjoyed: isnt Rio absolutely FANTASTIC!?!? and so sexy and chic. The women down there know what sex appeal is whether they are a size 2 or 22. I’m trying to envision the gown you said everyone is rocking now-a-days and what you consider a stand out look. Do you consider the dresses shown to be one of the standard ones (please be brutally honest, I promise I can take it!) Since you are familiar with Rio any suggestions you have as far as wedding fashion is concerned would be fantastic. I love a pleated bodice with a sweetheart neckline, drop waist, seriously fitted to follow the curves and nothing poofy!
@Daizy914: oh you have no idea how bad I looked in some dresses. I looked like a complete asshole in a princess ballgown, no lie. I thought lace would be pretty but I dont want anything ridiculously heavy or too decorative/beaded.
@Woodstock: ahhh si. I get it now and I definitely prefer the “de-poofed” look. I’m going dress shopping on Saturday so we will see what shakes loose and I will post pics of my favorite dresses and get some of you gals to vote again!
Post # 14
PS you could definitely get away with a slinkier more sparkly dress being in rio. Maybe more glamorous. I’ll try to find an example of what I’m talking about.
Post # 15
Here is a dress the bridal shop owner wants me to try on. she said she thinks it would look fantastic on me. Its Maggie Soterro Cheyenne
Post # 16
@CocoClassic: love, LOVE Rio. Was just there last month and it knocked Sydney out of the top spot for favorite city in the world.
When I say the dress everyone is wearing, I essentially mean the “pleated bodice with a sweetheart neckline, drop waist, seriously fitted to follow the curves” that you described, lol. I certainly don’t think anything is wrong with this style, but were I going all the way to Rio to get married, I’d want to wear something daring, sexy, dramatic. Something that would make onlookers say “she must be a rockstar or a model or something. Where on EARTH did she get that dress?” as opposed to “my cousin, and my aunt and 2 of my sisters wore that very dress in weddings earlier this year.”
For example, the back of the dress Woodstock posted took my breath away.
I know it isn’t quite your style, but I’d look for fabrics, cuts and details that make a serious statement. Maybe these?: