Post # 17
I agree that it’s not what you explained as modern, simple elegance. I do like it though…
I chose an ivory gown with silver, white, gold and "rum" (more like copper) beading. Here is a link in white: http://www.bonny.com/index.php?Itemid=999999935&option=com_staticxt&staticfile=gowns.php?id=317&gline=1&start_page=12&featured=N
It looks much better in the ivory, I think…
As for gold, I have a friend who was in a wedding with the bride in gold. The dress was stunning. The bride was very tan and the wedding was in the fall, so the color was amazing for the season.
Post # 18
Hi, everyone. The gold is the same kind of champagne gold that is shown in the photos. It’s not a loud, metallic gold but I was surprised I liked something so much that is not ivory or white. 🙂
I agree that the dress does not say "modern elegance." To me, the dress is more romance novel, lol!! But it looked really good on. I’m going dress shopping tomorrow to see if there are more modern styles that I like better.
I really appreciate all the input! 🙂
Post # 19
My totally honest opinion is that yes it looks like something you’d find on the cover of a romance novel and that’s not a look I’m overly fond of. I don’t think modern at all. But a lot depends on how it looks on…if it fits you well then it may be perfect and it really all depends on what you feel like a bride in.
Post # 20
It’s a bit too vintage glam (aren’t they all these days) for a modern elegance feel. It’s got a bit much going on for my taste, but then again, it’s not my taste. A great piece of advice someone gave me was that all the things I love will find a way to work together. At least that makes me feel better about my style of decorating. 🙂
Post # 21
Since one of your wedding colors is champagne gold, the dress would go perfectly. I can totally imagine the look you’re going for and it works….although I’m curious to see how the fuchsia and midnight blue plays into the overall look.
Post # 22
I think if the dress looks good on and you love it – then go for it! I think it is a beautiful dress and honestly – none of your guests are gonna be saying. "OMG her dress does NOT match this wedding’s theme!" They will be saying, "Isn’t the bride gorgeous and this the most elegant wedding you have ever been to?!" Anyways, I think too matchy matchy is no fun. good luck!
Post # 23
The wedding dress is excellent. The combination in the picture is the best. You can of course go for a light golden lace. Just go for it!
Wish you a very happy wedding.
Post # 24
My honest opinion…. I’m more of an ivory or white but yet modern and couturish. This dress doesn’t do anything for me. It has too many unnessary details which doesn’t make it look elegant. As long as you feel good in it. Its all up to you since everyone has different taste. My dress is a Monique Lhuiller which has flowers popping out everywhere. Not everyone will like my dress but it totally suits my personality. If you’re iffy about your dress and have to ask about it. Its not the right one. You will know which one is YOU.
Post # 25
dang there’s a lot going on with that dress. In My Humble Opinion, it doesn’t say simple … or modern at all. to me it says old-world charm… very renaissance-y. i think its hard to incorporate gold as a "modern element" because typically its used a detail and results in something that looks more ornate. to me, modern means streamlined, minimal, simple.
with that said, i dont think it matters all that much if your dress doesn’t jive with the overall motif.
Post # 26
I’m an honest person…….I don’t like it….here’s why…the top part is too long…and it’s too busy….but you have to try it on to know for sure…so as for me I’m not crazy about it, but the color is pretty =)
Post # 27
are you happy with it? thats the biggest thing.
the dress will fit into your color scheme but necessarily a minimalist look. but modern doesnt have to mean miniumalist. I’m going with a modern romance theme. my dress is highly embilished and "fussy".
but it all comes together to work bc i am staying simple and modern with my reception decor. in my ballroom like setting. nice little juxaposition.
also, any dress that fits well is bound to look good on you. what about other dresses that have fit well? have you tried on any others that fit?
Post # 28
I’m with the majority of gals – it looks more glam/romantic/cinderella than ‘simple elegance’ but honestly, if you love it, who cares? It’s your day and you should wear whatever makes you feel like a million bucks – theme, shmeme! And don’t forget, even though maybe you think you can see slight differences in colors or themes, no one else will have a clue. Really. They will be too busy having fun and thinking how adorable you and your hubby are.
Post # 29
I think the one you bought is much nicer!