Calling all Wtoo Olivia brides! Let’s share our pics and ideas here!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really like the earrings! Where did you find them? After going through the Sara Gabriel website, I’m leaning towards getting the Piper veil. It has the same similar trim as the top layer of the dress. Planning to go to one of the retailers in town to check out the veil. As for shoes, I’ve been eyeing a pair of red Valentinos. http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446409400&site_refer=AFF001&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-OGgEHamsJ.crw13mGRb_eA&LScreativeid=1&LSlinkid=10&LSoid=246445&LSsid=Hy3bqNL2jtQ’ defer=’defer They also come in a satin pink, so I’ll probably go with one or the other. I’ve ordered the dress in ivory, so I’m looking to add colour with shoes.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 @LittleRiver: I really love the accessories you have picked out.  I think it’ll look gorgeous with the oatmeal.

 

So, I’m currently thinking maybe this sash, Wtoo 17560 sash. 

 

 

@jayfair24:  I also looove Sara Gabriel’s veils.  I think everyone is just gorgeous and the Piper veil fits so well.  I haven’t decided if I want a veil yet.  Every veil I’ve tried so far makes me feel a little claustrophobic.  I think the red valentinos would work so well.

I haven’t picked out jewelry yet, but I really love stuff like

but it feels so busy all together.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hey ladies. I love the sash idea, but feel like adding the embellishment may be too much. The flowers are so beautiful as is that adding something on top of it may take away from the dress itself and make it look too busy. It’s hard to judge though without seeing it on the dress itself so I reserve full judgement until then. 🙂 I do like the idea though of getting the oatmeal sash for the white derss and perhaps vice versa? As for the veils… I went and looked at the Sara Gabriel veils this weekend and think I’m going to go with that option. I didn’t get a chance to see the Piper veil I have my eye on, but was able to see the horsehair trim on the Phoebe veil. From what i can remember of my dress, the edging looks almost identical. Awesome!! The Phoebe is two layers whereas the Piper is only one. I plan to have my hair up and stick the veil under my bun so that it cascades not from the top of my head, but from the lower half. http://saragabriel.com/collection/veils/products/252-piper-veil

Post # 8
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Newbee

I am worried about how I look in the Olivia, I think I look a bit heavy in it.. I am hoping to lose a little weight, but I don’t think it will be enough to make a huge difference. Any opinions? (pics below. Note: the bust needs to be taken in)

Also, I was considering adding straps, that criss cross in the back, like the Wtoo Oriana. I have broad shoulders, and I think it would help break up all that skin/hold it up better.

I know I have a lot of advice to ask, but I promise, last question. I want to do my hair parted in the middle and curled, but don’t know how to accentuate the style to make it formal enough. I feel like a veil might be too much with this dress, (but I would be open to suggestion) but I can’t figure out what to use to dress up a down/middle part hairstyle. Ladies?

Thank you for your help!

Hair example:

Post # 9
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You don’t look heavy in it at all! Once the cups fit better around your body, I’m sure you’ll feel more comfortable. I personally don’t think you need straps, especailly if they’re going to be so thin. They’ll end up cutting into you if they don’t sit right. I have broad shoulders as well and constantly worry about the spot where my armpit meets my chest. If you think having straps will help with your shoulders, then I suggest a halter look using the same fabric. Soft curls for your hair would look ethereal, similar to what the original model of this dress has for her hair. I’m putting my hair up because I want my neck to look longer and my shoulders to look more slender. 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

anyone have an idea of how much the Sara Gabriel veils cost?  I might be a little insane, but I feel like it can’t be that hard to make.  You just need to buy some “horsehair braid” and pin it to the end of a veil. 

That being said, horsehair is not a good material for creating a halter top.  It is way too stiff.  I have some in front of me, and I have difficulty sometimes keeping it knotted around my waist; it would not provide any support for a halter top.  That being said, it looks almost identical to tulle, so tulle might work.  I dont have a picture of it right now, but the sash is actually double layered, one side horsehair, the other side tulle.  It’s interesting. I will post a picture later, but I really really hate the sash, the seams on it don’t seem as clean as on the rest of the dress.

@LittleRiver:  I’d love to see the shoe in pink.  right now, I think I prefer the silver, since that brings out the silver accents in the flower.  but the gold would look lovely with the pink…  hm… I think I still prefer the silver, especially if you’d go with silver jewelry?

@odell311:  You look gorgeous in the Olivia, btw.

Post # 12
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a chance to peak at the costs for the Sara Gabriel veils and they’re a lot more expensive than I thought. It’s so hard to tell what’s a good price and what’s not when it comes to weddings. The shorter Piper veil was $224 CAD before taxes and from what I can remember, it was another (give or take) $100 for the longer veils. Makes sense, the longer the veil the higher the cost. For something that you’re only going to wear for the ceremony and a hand full of pics, $250 (after taxes) feels a little steep, but then again, you only have the chance to wear the veil once in your life. At least I hope… LOL I’m sure it’s something anyone can sew. Most veils are just strips of tulle that are cut into the length you want and finished a certain way. I’m totally incapable of sewing and usually turn to mom or a professional to get anything stitched. Material like that though I thought was very hard to sew. I’ll probably opt for the easy way out and just get the stock veil. I’m going to try and find a better deal if possible.

Oh no! Not good to hear that the sash isn’t done very well. I’ll be eyeing it down as soon as I get it.

On another note…I say go with the gold shoes. Sorry!! Probably not what you wanted to hear. LOL I like the silver ones too, but I feel like they’re a bit on the cool side as far as colour. I know, of course silver looks cool. There’s something in the tint to them (and it might just be the pics) that it has a cold, steel look to them. The blush is such an amazing colour and I think pairing it with the warm gold would look amazing. You’re going non-tradiational, so why not accessories with beautiful gold and diamond pieces? You could tie in the silver detail with your accessories too. I see more of the warm, creamy colour in the edges of the flower, rather than the silver accents. And i say NO to pink. Then the dress is competing with the shoes. LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes.

Your wedding’s in October, so you’ll still have the summer glow and I don’t know where you’re getting married, but NYC is typcially still mild around that time. I think the gold details would look stunning on your complexion.

I pick up my dress in March. As soon as I get it, I’ll definitely post pics.

FYI – I changed my username because for if whatever strange reason my husband to be decides to google my username (which I use for my emails) I didn’t want him tracing me to the dress. 🙂

 

 

 

Post # 13
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I lovethe woodsy feeling everyone is going for. I have tried on different sashes with the ivory and it definitely can be done but suBtle is best.  

Post # 14
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here I am in the dress.

 

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