@FutureMrsChihuahua: I think we both have the right idea. Finding out early on what we like, what works best and what we feel amazing in 🙂 I tried to find dresses similar to Farnes a few weeks ago and ended up finding a few. I think Farnes might be a bit more light and airy than some of these but here are my findings. Let me know what you think 🙂 In addition to the below browse around some other Jim Hjelm or Lazaro options. I think Pronovias tops them in quality, but that could just be me being bias because I adore Pronovias and can’t let go, lol.
Maggie Sottero: Lizette Royale $1500-1700 + alterations. Still tulle just bigger ball gown. No petals, more floral applique. The site is deceiving, the top looks shiny like satin but its tulle. I still can’t find the dress in NY or NJ. I’ve called like 10 stores, even Klienfelds! ughhh
Martina Liana: enter site, click collections 2011 and scroll right to style 351. It’s a 3 piece dress (dress, bow and skirt). I am going to a retailer this weekend to see the dress so I will report back, but for now I do not know the price. I think somewhere between $2000-3000.
Enzoani: Couture Collection (not Blue, Modecca or Love). 2011 Style: Fairy, price= around $2000+. Slightly more mermaid than a-line. You would prob have to 86 the wrap that connects from shoulder to gown. All I can say is Enzoani has been the toughest designer I’ve tried to find.
Pronovias: Manuel Mota Fall 2011, Prestigio, price $8100. Not in stores yet but is a beautiful dress. The sales associate I was with on Friday said it is HUGE in person. The reason for the price tag= the massive amount of silk flowers along the bottom of the dress. (very much NOT in my budget)
Jim Hjelm: Fall 2011 style JH8157, price $5000 + alterations. Won’t be in stores till August. Trunk shows will help drop the price 10-15%, if your interested. Supposedly its beautiful in person. I decided to stop seeking this because like Prestigio above, it was not in my budget.
Romona Keveza: Spring 2011 Collection, RK232. Romona tends to be pricey so I categorized her under this header but I do not know the exact price. The dress is huge and has a lot of flowers so it might be overwhelming and your guests might be glued to looking at the dress instead of looking at you. Just a suggestion though. . . fun dress 🙂
Dont’ know the price:
Lian Carlo: Spring 2010 Collection, Style 4804. Flowers could always been added to the waist area if you like that look, but dress is not tulle like Farnes. Personally the dress just doesn’t do it for me, but I wanted to throw it out there because of its similarities.
Enzoani Blue: 2010 Collection, Style Caymen. You can sweetheart the top and add petals to the bottom if you wanted. I don’t know if Enzoani Blue is more or less than Enzoani Couture. I will call and bother people to find out haha.