Post # 47
i agree that you shouldn’t match your dress to your venue , instead choose what you love and make it work.
Beautiful weddings are in the details and the memories…which dress do you want to look back on and think yes I loved it?
Def dont go with the first pick though, i actually like #2 best on you but the casablanca is gorgeous on you as well.
Post # 48
If you want to wear a ballgown to a city hall elopement, I say go for it, location doesn’t HAVE to define what you wear!!! If you love that dress (and it’s GORGEOUS), damnit wear it! You only (hopefully) have one wedding, don’t you want to have it wearing the dress of your dreams?
Post # 49
Casablanca!!!!!! It’s incredible!
Post # 50
Both of your picks are beautiful! The Casablanca is goregous but I think doesn’t fit in with a casual outdoor wedding, I look at it and think of indoors, cathedral, formal. I voted for Olivia because it looks great on you AND it’s beautiful, AND i think it would look great outdoors! But… it’s completely up to you!! 😀
Post # 51
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
That Casablanca dress was made for you. So stunningly beautiful!
Post # 52
Oooh…I love the Watters gown. But it all depends on your venue. I could see the Watter gown in a garden setting. The Casablanca is beautiful too, more regal. I could see that in a formal chruch wedding.
Post # 53
Wow! Thank you SO much for the feedback, everyone! When I saw everyone choosing the Casablanca dress, I thought, “Really? I think I like the Olivia dress better” and BAM! You guys made me realize that I may have actually had a bit of a preference! I looked through all of my photos again, and felt like even though the Casablanca is an amazing amazing dress, I felt especially beautiful in the Olivia dress.
I woke up this morning and pictured myself in the Olivia gown and felt it was the right decision. Headed over to the shop with my mom and sister, and we purchased the dress! My sister even teared up, ha. Hooray! It was so exciting.
I might bling up the dress just a bit with a delicate sparkly sash. I took a picture with a rhinestone sash in the store to get an idea. I definitely need something smaller and visually lighter, but I think it’ll be the way to go!
Thanks for helping me out, Bees!
Post # 54
@sunsetchristy: Can I just say I love this thread as I just bought “the casablanca dress” (style 2077) and I was starting to worry I had made a mistake (we all do that, don’t we?) – but you guys have definitely reminded me how amazing it really is! I always thought I’d end up with a lace dress, therefore was surprised I fell for the tulle & beading. Am thinking of adding a hint of antique lace to peek out under the first layer of tulle along the hem? Thoughts? My aisle is a grand staircase, so the seamstress thought it might be a nice addition?
Post # 55
I love the 3rd one on you! 🙂
Post # 56
@YankeeAussie: Yes, I could never see Casablanca 2077 as a “mistake” dress! It’s so stunning! I’m really having trouble picturing it with lace, but if your seamstress recommended it, she might have a vision for it that she can pull off. The skirt is so full on that dress, I wonder if the lace would go somewhat unnoticed. It’s an amazing dress, and you’ll look great on the staircase either way!
Post # 57
I feel like the Olivia is the right balance between the two…
THe first one is too casual
The casablanca is too much for your venue
Olivia strikes a nice balance between them 🙂
Post # 58
I think the Olivia is the best dress too. It fits the location as well as your style. Great decision you look beautiful:)
Post # 59
@sunsetchristy: casablanca!! makes me have dress regret. stunning!