- 5 years ago
- Wedding: Bed and Breakfast Overlooking Pacific Ocean
Hi Fellow Bees,
I am hoping you can help me narrow down my wedding dress choices. I thought I was down to 2 and then I tried two Matthew Christopher dresses that blew me out of the water yesterday. Now I have 4 that I love. My venue is outdoor, bed and breakfast setting with a garden, overlooking the ocean. It is a daytime wedding, over at 6pm, so I am staying away from a lot of sparkle. Here is what I am looking for/like in gowns:
1. Trumpet, fit-to-flare, modified A-line, mermaid silhouette
2. Lace with no beading
3. Long train
4. Sweetheart neckline with lace sticking up over the edges (I love eyelash lace and prefer that on the neckline and train)
5. Interesting or different lace
6. Button back
#1. Matthew Christopher “Victoria”. This one has a lot of my requirements. Super gorgeous, unique lace, buttons down the back, eyelash lace on the sweetheart neck and train. Long train. The dress is rather thick, and is not pinned to me super tightly so I don’t feel it is super flattering in the photos, but it is gorgeous in person. My issue: it is over $5600. Will I bend if it is the one, yes, but it’s a bit excruciating. No one has this available used (yet) as it is a newer gown.
#2. Rivini Dari. Also checks off a lot of boxes: amazing lace, sweetheart neck. I’m not in love with the train length but that may be my only gripe…besides the $7800 price tag. The good news: I found it for $3100 used and in perfect condition, so that would make it do-able
#3. Enzoani Dakota. Love the fit, love the lace. This one can be modified into a sweetheart neckline which I’ve seen and it’s gorgeous. I attached a photo of a bride who modified hers.
Modified with sweetheart neck on another bride. This is how I would alter it. I would also add buttons to the end of my butt.
#4. Matthew Christopher “Sofia”: super pretty and can be modified to include lower “v” back and buttons.
And I want to throw this in as well. It as the first wedding dress I ever tried and my moms favorite. I tried it on today for my bridesmaids and my future Mother-In-Law, expecting them to hate it and everyone liked it! Hahaha. Not sure how I feel about it now. It is completely different and has a high neck.
#5. Madison James 10
Can’t wait to hear all your opinions. Thanks Bees!