Post # 1
I dieted. I tanned, which I hate doing and rarely do. I scrutinized every inch of my body every day during the entire month leading up to the wedding. I hiked a 1/4 mile in my wedding dress. I gave up my bridal shower for money to afford a photographer I knew would be completely amazing. I spent close to $2,000 on a dress/veil tiara … all to achieve this perfect/sexy/beautiful look in my wedding day photos. Everything went exactly right, except …
I bought this cute bolero jacket to wear with my dress during the ceremony and during the ceremony only (mostly to please the Mormon crowd that is my fiance’s side of the wedding). Can you believe in all the excitement of the day I FORGOT TO TAKE IT OFF FOR ALL THE FORMAL PHOTOS!!! I’m SO UPSET. While the photos are absolutely STUNNING due to the AMAZING talent of my photographer, Jared Wilson, I cried last night for making such a stupid mistake. I look beautiful in all the photos he got thanks to his talent, but I had definitely dreamed up a “sexier” beauty that just didn’t seem to come through in any of the photos I really love, because I was pretty much covered in garment from head to toe (so not me).
I don’t know what to do … I can’t go back. I feel like a butthead for complaining about such amazing photos. I woke up at 3 am this morning and can’t sleep over it. I just wish it could be photoshopped out in at least one of the photos I truly love – big blue sky), but I’m not sure that’s possible. If you want to see images of what I’m talking about, check out my other most recent post. SIGH.
I need help/support/something.
Post # 3
EtP!! I love your photos, and thought the bolero looked stunning with your gown!
It may not have been exactly what you dreamed, but it turned out so so so well anyway!
Actually, I thought the bolero was part of your dress (they match extremely well!) and didn’t even realize until I saw your comment about it in the other thread. It looks great, and the lace really doesn’t give a ‘covered from head to toe’ look. Seriously!!!
ps- I’m glad you’re still around post-wedding; I was scared you were gone for good, hehe, even though I knew you were probably just basking in the glory of your picture perfect wedding and honeymoon. 🙂
Post # 4
I feel so sorry for you! I know what it’s like to be so upset over something that you can’t (really) do anything about.
I just took a (2nd!) look at your pics and I have to say – you and your groom looked absolutely gorgeous. There isn’t one thing that, as an objective viewer, I would change. You still look like a stunning, dare I say sexy, bride. Maybe focus on everything that went right, especially being able to marry the man you love, and in time the upset will subside? I really don’t have great advice but I wanted to reassure (since most of the WeddingBee world is asleep at the moment!) that you looked gorgeous and the pictures are beautiful.
Maybe you could do a post-wedding shoot (in your dress or not) so that you can portray what you really wished for? It’s could be an added expense but maybe it would make you feel better? *hugs* from Dublin!
Post # 5
I thought you looked exquisite in the dress and pictures. To be honest, I didn’t even notice the bolero!
Post # 6
Aw, I thought you looked stunning! I didn’t even notice the bolero, to be honest!! Your photos are amazing, your photographer was awesome, and you looked gorgeous! I know your disappointed and I can understand, since that was something you wanted and I’m sorry. 🙁 But your photos really are fabulous!!
Post # 8
oh weird I just went back and looked again. When I looked yesterday I didnt even notice! The bolero is so wel made and so well fitted that it looks like part of the dress and is GORGEOUS! I know you were going for a sexy look – you got that in teh pre ceremony photos! The ones with the bolero look elegant and classic. I know right now its hard to swallow, but I truly think that in the future you’ll be happy about it. You could always hire your photog for another photo shoot. I am doing another one just for fun. But truthfully, you cant take that back so try not to stress too much. You looked gorgeous and fantastic!
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I actually couldn’t tell it was a bolero at all – they look beautiful! I had to look really hard to tell it was a bolero, I just thought it was a part of your dress. I don’t think it’s distracting at all – I love them!
Post # 10
Yeah…I don’t remember seeing a bolero either? It must have went so well with the gown…
Post # 11
I looked at your incredible, gorgeous, and amazing photos twice and totally didn’t even see a bolero! At last I realized that what I’d thought were dress straps in some photos are the bolero. It only appears in some of the photos, right? You know what? If that is your only regret about the photos — not your own beautiful appearance, or your groom’s, not the gorgeousness of the pix themselves — well, i think you had an incredibly successful and near-flawless shoot!
Post # 12
I think you look absolutely beautiful and the bolero was great! But honestly if it is going to bother you SO much.. maybe see if you can do a TTD session to get those sexy dress pics you want?
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
That jacket fits in so perfectly! I totally love it!! I understand that you’re not thrilled with having it covering up your dress, but seriously.. when I read this post, I was picturing you wearing some kind of big, ugly multicolored puffy bolero – not this delicate little one! I think it’s classic and gorgeous, for what it’s worth. 🙂
Post # 14
Girl what are you talking about? You look totally sexy! And the others are right, the bolero is barely noticeable and looks like it’s part of the dress!
Post # 15
I wish my wedding photos were as well done as these – you look amazing!
Post # 16
Thanks everyone, I feel a little better, but part of me still just wishes I could see what the photo looks like without it.
I don’t want to do another shoot, nor can I afford it. I’ll never be in that place again (we had a destination wedding), and no matter how hard you try, you just cant replicate a specific picture.
The bolero was made to go with the dress and look like little sleeves. The only problem is that the dress shop ordered the dress too big and tried to alter it to fit, changing the look unintentionally, so now the straps look fatter than they should and the jacket rides up a bit … i could kill that shop. I asked them to replace the jacket for ordering the wrong size and they refused, insisting they could alter it. I should have just left it in the bag 🙁