Post # 1
Hi Bees! We are having an outdoor, formal destination wedding (garden, chiavari chairs, petal aisle, etc). The garden is beachside, although we will not be on the beach. Both dresses would work for the venue, but I’m just having a hard time deciding and wanted some more opinions! Unfortunatley, the bridal salon doesnt’ allow pics, so these are the model pictures (UGH… sorry!).
The first gown in Vera Wang “Gemma” (aka the Hilary Duff dress), and the second one is Monique Lhuillier “Arielle” (without the cape). The ML is very similar to her Jessica gown, but is made with a more fitted corset top and alencon lace instead of chantilly. Both are in budget, although because I found the ML as a sample, it is the cheaper one. Thoughts????
VW Gemma: http://twitpic.com/4bwbo6/full
ML Arielle (without cape): http://www.brides.com/images/vendor/dressgallery/bridal/moniquelhuillier/00_main/arielle_monique_lhuillier_wedding_dress_primary.jpg
Post # 3
The Arielle! It’s exquisite.
Post # 4
I’m a fan of the vera, but both are STUNNING!
Post # 5
The Vera is Gorgeous! the skirt is so pretty.
Post # 6
LOVE the Arielle! Besides that i’m a huge ML fan i’m just tired of seeing that VW style
Post # 8
I love the VW but really, you can’t go wrong with either dress. They’re both gorgeous!
Post # 9
The Arielle for sure! It’s beautiful and classic. In my opinion Vera has too much going on and is a very trendy style. Besides Arielle is also my daughter’s middle name so of course I’ll pick that one,.lol.
Post # 10
They’re both gorgeous, but I love the Arielle. I’m a sucker for lace
Post # 11
Both dresses are beautiful. I love lace! But I think the Vera just has something special to it and I like it more..I choose the Vera!
Post # 12
I like the ariel better, but it depends on how they each look on YOU!!
Post # 13
@turkchic: I am crazy about them both but I voted for the Vera as it will fit the formal garden theme better!!!
Post # 14
My personal preference is for the Vera gown. I was in love with Monique Lhuillier for a decade, but recently tried on a few of her dresses and found the lack of structure less exciting that I thought it would be.
Post # 15
I think the Vera Wang is more whimsical for and outdoor garden wedding. The other looks to be more stuffy and formal.