Post # 1
Two dresses, both very different, but both awesome in their own ways. Which one do you like? My wedding will be in a cathedral.
One I found in a bridal salon, and I fell in love with the first time I saw it. The other I found on craigslist of all places, and it was an absolute STEAL. So, I have two dresses now, but can only wear one on The Day. Maybe I’ll just take formal portraits with one of them? Or have it altered for a ballroom dress? I love that the Maggie dress is so full at the bottom–very Antebellum. The Eden dress reminds me of something to wear to the opera or something–it definitely has that Edwardian feel to it.
If you like the Eden dress, what kind of veil should I put with it??!? Long? Short? None? I am completely mystified about what to pair with it.
Post # 3
I voted for the Maggie dress. I think it is very beautiful on you and seems more like a bridal gown.
I would get the second altered into a short dress for the reception
Post # 4
The Maggie Jenna! You’re rocking that girlfriend!
Post # 5
You look gorgeous in both dresses, but the Maggie feels more wedding/cathedral to me. I think the Eden would be gorgeous for bridal photos or maybe as a reception dress! You are right that it has an opera dress feel to it. 🙂
Post # 6
I like dress number 2, but the gloves are really throwing me. I think without the gloves would look much better.
Post # 8
I love both, but something about the Eden dress is just so gorgeous. Another bee has a similiar dress to your Eden, take a look here:
Hair trial with my headband, grecian style! Honest opinions please!
I know she is figuring out the accessories, as well.
Both dresses look great on you, it’s really a win-win either way.
ETA: Btw, I’d consider doing a super long (cathedral +), very sheer, 1 tier veil with the Eden, that will make it almost vintage and definately a royal wedding feel which is more than appropriate for a cathedral wedding and will add drama to it. Maybe with some of the dress accents and do that soft ivory-ish color of the dress for your veil tulle color.
I realize I am in the minority, lol. What does your family/friends think?
Post # 9
I would definitely wear both!! shorten the lace gown or keep it and just go with a different look for the reception (if anyone asks just tell them its easier to dance in the second one)
if your going to stick to one wear the maggie your figure looks amazing in it!
Post # 10
The maggie seems more bridal and cathedral appropriate to me and the eden is more of a party dress maybe for the end of the night dancing. I wouldn’t shorten it though.
Post # 11
oh, the eden for sure! but i detest full gowns, so i’m biased i think. and i’d do a birdcage blusher for the veil (nothing else), with a bling-y hair piece. and i’d lose the gloves, lol.
Post # 12
My friends are pretty split on the issue as well. There are plusses to them both! I like the idea of a long cathedral veil with the Eden dress–I think that would really make it more dramatic. I just can’t get over how much the Eden dress reminds me of that one dinner dress Rose wore in Titanic. I’m sure you remember–it’s unforgettable! http://www.oocities.org/gracious_living/dinner.jpg
The Maggie dress certainly looks more like a traditional wedding dress and I love the way it fits; the Eden dress looks like a really great formal gown. Ahhh! So hard to choose. The idea of a ceremony and reception dress is not a bad one at all.
Post # 13
I like #2 but I really think the gloves threw me off. They dont match…
I voted for #1
Post # 14
Maggie is very figure flattering on you. It also looks more feminine and more bridal.
Post # 15
@georgiaann: You can’t wear both? They are both stunning.
I would suggest wearing the Maggie dress for the ceremony and photos and the other dress (amazing find BTW!!!) for the reception as it is a bit lighter and might let you get your groove on a little easier.
Both are gorgeous and you will look fantastic either way!!!
Post # 16
I’m thinking a one-tier cathedral veil with the Maggie would also make it really fantastic. Opinions? Rhinestones just around the edge, or scattered throughout?
With the Eden dress, I’m kinda loving something like this: