Post # 62
@LilacViolet: hehehe I love hearing of other grls who bought themselves wedding prezzies! Makes me feel so much better about my purchase! lol!
Thank you so much for your sweet words! I too found myself looking at these threads & at other dresses going “wowwww, mine’s totally lacking” but everytime I put it on, I felt gorgeous & I knew there was something special about it but that I just needed to make it “ME”!
Follow your heart with your gown and don’t look back!!! hehe
As for my hair, THANK YOU! You are so sweet! I too thought I would wear it down, cuz my hair is long and my guy loves it down, but with the button up back on the bolero and the fact that I knew I would get hot in my silk dress (esp now that I added more coverage with the sleeves) I got an updo. I actually told the girl to pin it in a way that I would be able to wear it up for the ceremony and then take the pins down for the reception to wear it in a side pony of curls but after the ceremony I was so flustered and wanted to get the party started that I just decided to leave it up so that a) I wouldn’t get more hot & b) so that it wouldn’t get all tangled into my necklace.
It went pretty flat from all the humidity of the harbor (we got married on a yacht) but I think was pretty classic and hopefully stayed well for the photos (because we did them before! SUCH A LIFESAVER!)
I’ll definitely comeback and post pro pix, I promise!
Post # 63
Oow! Such a beautiful dresses you girls have! 🙂
Im currently trying to sell one of my own, I ended up being a two dress bride 🙁 anyone knows anybody who might be interested? It’s an Alvina Valenta Couture dress and I’m only asking $200 O.B.O.
Here’s a picture:
Post # 64
@KimmySumShuga: I love you.
Thank you for giving me hope.
Post # 65
Lovely dress. . . I’m sooo gonna try a colored petticoat under my dress. . . Great idea thanks!!!
Post # 66
I also love everything about your dress and your accessory choices! Great taste!!!
Post # 67
You and your dress were stunning! You’re making me wish I could have a re-do (with the same guy, of course)!
Post # 68
You look amazing and it all came out so perfect! Congrats.
Post # 69
omg amazing, never knew all the accessories could make a dress so glam. Do you plan on selling your necklace at all? I love it and can’t find it on dillard’s online website.
Post # 70
I absolutely loooooooove your bridal look. It’s soooooo gorgeous. If I wanted a slimmer dress I would have probably gone with something exactly like yours.
I concur that you really have to follow your vision and make it happen! It was extremely difficult for me to find a dress that would suit my vision as well. It took a lot of determination, a lot of dismissing what others thought and going with my gut. In the end my dress too turned out exactly the way I wanted it to after many alterations, going back and forth, but in the end it was perfect!
Post # 71
wow! thanks for sharing your experience! this is very helpful!
loveee how versatile your dress is! all of the combinations look lovely on you!
Post # 72
@Mrs_powerz: awe that’s pretty! It looks like $200 worth to me! good luck with your sale 🙂
@alasia: lol AWE! I love you too! I’m so glad I could help!
@Prettygirltisha: awe thank you! Yes, I loved the colored petticoat and the fun it added! Go for it!
@ElYunqueBride: Awwwe thank you so much! I am so glad to hear it!
@peaches13: lol ohhh that is soooo sweet! Thank you so much!
@Mrs McCain 2012: hehe TOO KIND! thank you sooo miuch!
@alleycat1984: AWE! Thank you sooo much! I really wanted to show girls what you can accomplish so I’m so glad to hear your thoughts!
I didn’t plan on selling my necklace bc I wanted to keep it to wear on anniversaries & for maybe my daughter some day (corny, I know! hehe) but I had a look as well and couldn’t find it on dillards so I looked at my past orders and found it is no longer available
I’m sooo sorry! I wish I could help with finding this one… but there are LOTS of gorgeous statement necklaces so I’m sure you’ll find one you love. Good luck lady!!
Post # 73
@KimmySumShuga: You story means a lot to me now, as I’ve been through 3 dresses already and none of them are working.
I feel like I’m never going to find “the one”
Post # 74
@stargurl101: oh my gosh your dress was awesome! like a transformer! I looooove convertible dresses and yours is one of the greatest cuz of your accessories! WELL DONE YOU! Congrats on a GORGEOUS TRIPLE bridal ensemble! love!
@lstyle25: awe thank you girlie! SO glad I could share and help anyone in their search! Happy Dress shopping!
@MissFireFlower: oh baby, I totally know how you feel! Don’t fret tho, if you follow your heart and listen to that little voice inside (instead of ALL THE VOICES AROUND YOU lol) you WILL find something you cannot simply deny as fitting and perfect for you… don’t give up one bit! I was WAY over-shopped but all that exposure only helped me narrow in on what it was that I actually DID want… take a breath and let me know if I can help in anyway.
Post # 75
you look amazing! i too wore a simple dress and used accessories to personalize. i love when i see brides do this! congratulations 🙂
Post # 76
WOW!!! When I was reading and got to the point where you decided against the sparkly sash I was like oh 🙁 I loved it! But wow, the bolero looked amazing and then swapping it for the necklace was genius you went from elegant during the day to sexy at night its amazing what them pieces did for your dress, you looked STUNNING! 🙂