- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Whenever I was looking for a dress I knew two things: my dress needed to reflect my personality and I didn’t want an all white gown. I needed a dress with sass and character. Something that said,” I’m Stevie Brooks and this is my dress, damnit.”. I looked through thousands of dresses and never did one catch my eye until I happened to see an ad for the formal occassion dresses. I began to think outside the box and looked through their formal, cocktail and even celebrity dresses until I found one that took my breath away:
She was a replicated dress that kissed your eyes with her ivory chiffon glow and satin champagne ruffles and had roses that went on for miles(or maybe just once around a couple of layers.) I bought her on the spot and a week later she arrived at my door. We got along immediately. She fit like a glove. I walked over to the mirror for a better look and it was then that I said aloud,”You have too much satin, Dress. Let’s make you less complicated.”
And that is what we’re in the process of doing. So far we’ve removed almost a bag full of the square, satin pieces and have replaced them with a heavier, duller fabric to accentuate the satin pieces. Tomorrow we’re finishing it with chocolate brown, chiffon triangles to make the whole dress really come together.
I encourage the brides out there to think outside the box and create a dress that you’ll be happy with. If you already have that dream dress and it happens to be considered traditional than good for you! However if you are a bride that is “following the rules” for the sake of following them than remember that this is your day. You will only have it once (or hope to.). If you want a purple dress with a turquoise overlay than by god go get your yellow heels to match! It’s your right as the bride to wear whatever the hell you want. With that said, tomorrow I’ll be finishing my dress. As soon as I have photos to share rest assured they will be posted.