Post # 1
Hi ladies! This is my first real post, but I’ve been on the site for a long time. Thought I’d join the fun now that the big day is coming up.
I guess I’m what you’d call an offbeat bride. FI and I share a love for Star Wars, renn. faires, steampunk, comics, Burton, pin-ups and gaming (well not me so much on gaming). I wanted the wedding to reflect us but still be elegant. It’s being thrown in a little 18th century estate building along a wooded creek. The colors are burgundy and royal blue along with black and white striped accents. The whole thing is Burton themed but not overly so.
Originally I was dying to have a replica of Fleur Delacour’s dress from HP&TDH pt 1. Of course on a self-paid DIY budget that wasn’t going to happen. My mother talked me into trying on dresses in the boutique where we found her gown 2 years ago. The lady who remembered me and had a dress pulled and waiting when we arrived. I’ll admit I hated it right away. I tried it on to be polite and hot dang if it wasn’t a SYTTD moment. Mom cried, strangers stopped and cried, and I turned into giggly mess. I tried on a bunch of other dresses and styles and had three more shop visits but nothing beat this dress.
Then I went on Weddingbee to see if I could find it. There were 2 posts that included it and most of the shared opinions were negative. Looking at the model picture I can’t blame anyone. I saw it and was like “Hells to the no! You have to be kidding!” I feel like it looks better on though, and I also feel like it will fit my theme. Its going to run about $850 altogether but my Mom liked it so much she offered to gift it to me. What do you guys think?
Model Pic. Holy Ruffled mess. And WHAT is on her head???
Now on me. I’ll be adding to the train so its a bit longer. I love the buttons and bow in back. I will probably do a birdcage veil instead with pinup style hair. May change to a black sash and small fascinator for reception. Excuse my face and hair this was an unplanned visit.
ignore the back cleavage. corset was too tight.
Post # 3
I think you look amazing in that dress and the dress is beautiful! I def think you made the right choice!
Post # 4
I think you look GORGEOUS in it! Who cares if strangers don’t like it, though? What matters is you feel beautiful in it. Everyone has varying tastes, and yes I will admit the model pics for this dress aren’t very flattering. But you rock it!
Post # 6
I think you look absolutely stunning in this dress!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I seriously love this dress and it looks amazing on you! I don’t understand why there would be negative threads about it but from my perspective, it’s a beautiful, ruffly, flattering dress that YOU LOVE! That’s all you need 🙂
Post # 8
love it! its so beautifully unique and looks great on you! i love the ruffles
Post # 9
Wow! I didn’t expect so many replies so quick! Thanks so much ladies for all the kind words. You made me feel a lot better about my choice. I can’t wait to get it now. 🙂
Post # 10
don’t worry about the model! If you feel beautiful in it and love it, you will look even more radiant on your wedding day than if you wore something that you weren’t in love with. Go for it!
Post # 11
On the model-not so much, On you Fabulous!
Post # 12
It looks so much better on you! It’s not a strange looking dress – I’ve seen dresses with ruffled bottoms that really look weird. Yours looks good!
Post # 13
I really like this dress on you! I think its fine 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - the log cabin
I think it looks beautifull, on you & on the model. I think it just looked weird on the model, because of the way she has her arms.
Post # 15
I LOVE this dress! it remindes me of Lazaro 3050 which is like $4500 and you’ve got your beautiful, emotionally-tied gown from the same bridal boutique that your mom got her dress AS A GIFT! It flows just beautifully down to the ground and it really is flattering!
Don’t question it! You look great! 😀
Post # 16
it’s amazing!! Beautiful!