- 11 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
okay, so as many of you know, we were originally planning on a vegas elopement. then everyone and their dog wanted to come, and i was becoming one great big ball of crazy just thinking about it! so, after realizing that we had so many people that love us and want to be there for our big day, we started looking for venues at home. that lead us to our DREAM venue….
isn’t it beautiful?!
so, here’s the dress dilema…..
the first gown that i’d tried on that truly made my JAW DROP was the “fiorella” by maggie sottero :
the only thing i didn’t like about the dress at the time was the volume in the skirt. since i was planning a vegas elopement i didn’t want to have to worry about flying with a big huge dress. i didn’t feel like this was a “vegas elopement” dress. it felt so much grander than that to me. i was only trying it on for fun after i’d finished trying on slimmer gowns and coming up empty handed. this dress made me feel like a QUEEN so i was determined to find something similar, but with a slimmer skirt. i loved the diagonal pleats and the one shoulder look so much that i went home on a mission to find a dress that had those features, but without the fuller skirt, which lead me to the melanie….look at the similarities :
plus with the slit up the thigh, i thought it would be the perfect dress for vegas!
the problem i have is that this gown doesn’t feel appropriate for my awesome, over a hundred years old, filled with beautiful antiques, more formal venue. sure i could have the slit sewn up, but even still, i find myself wanting something more. more volume at the bottom…more drama to compete with that GORGEOUS staircase i’ll be getting married on…and perhaps some lace…but i’m not positive about the lace.
i never ordered the melanie because i was waiting for the next trunk show in december so that i could get a better price. so, there would be no money lost by changing my gown now. i wish i had pictures of me in the fiorella, but the salon i tried it on at wouldn’t allow photos.
but wait…i found yet another gown i like! this one is “meagan” by sophia tolli and if i chose this gown i would order it in ivory over gold, instead of the white in my photos…
this dress is nothing like i ever thought i wanted, yet when i tried it on it felt amazing! i am planning on paying for my own gown, yet when my mom saw me walk out in this one she immediately offered to help me out with it. she HATES the fiorella gown that i loooove. she says the skirt looks like a wadded up down comforter 🙁 however, when she saw me try on the fiorella, it was literally FIVE sizes too big so i think it was hard for her to see past that. she just kept saying that it was too much dress for me (i’m 5’2″ 115lbs). i also want to note that my mom and i are best friends and we agree to disagree on a lot of things and that’s okay with both of us. if i choose the fiorella or melanie over this gown, she’s not going to make a big deal about it because she’s awesome like that 🙂
i’m going to another maggie trunk show in december. the last one i went to, all of the gowns were pretty much in my size, so i’m hoping that the fiorella will be there and in my size or close to it. i’ll also get a chance to try on the melanie gown again, too.
if you’re still reading this novel of a post, thanks for your time! i hope it wasn’t too confusing.