Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - The Dress

It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for Wedding Wednesday! Yay! I can't believe that I've already done 6 weeks of this. This week is all about the dress!

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise?  pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring:  tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!
12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
13. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good?  ;) haha...jk.
14. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
15. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
16. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
17. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

I bought my dress from a place in Utah that's really popular, it's called Allyse's Bridal. I looked on their website, and it looks like they don't carry my dress anymore. They specialize in modest wedding dresses. My friend who got married this weekend used to work there. She helped design one of the lines a few years back. She is the one who took me to Allyse's. I tried on a few lacy simple dresses and they were pretty, but they weren't exciting. I saw my dress on a manequin in the store, but it was in white. I asked to try it on, but they only had it in a size 0 in brilliant white. So I tried it on. I couldn't breathe very well, but I knew that I loved it. I was lucky, their Provo store had it, in my size and in ivory like I wanted. The minute I put it on, I knew it was it. I was always afraid I wouldn't have that moment of "this is the dress" and not be really sure of it, but once i put it on, I knew.

Funny story. I never had my dress altered. It fit perfectly, but I'm short, so that same friend used pins and added another pickup to raise the hem, and then she created a bussle from just pins also. It worked out perfectly. I bet you'd never know it was being held together by pins by looking at it. I've even worn it since my wedding day and they have still stayed in.

 Above photo courtesy of Amy Hansen
Below photos courtesy of Duston Todd

I loved loved loved my dress. I love that it was modest so I didn't have to worry about slipping or sliding and it was comfortable. It was just what I wanted with the lace, especially the scalloped lace around the neckline, the sleeves, and the entire bottom. I love the vintage feel it has. I still have it, and have been thinking about preserving it before we leave the country. Do you guys have any advice about preserving wedding dresses?


Kell said...

What a pretty dress! I really love it.

Ann said...

your dress is gorgeous! it's hard to find modest dresses that don't slip, i'm glad you found one :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow that dress is gorgeous!! I love that the top is full (as opposed to straps or a halter top). Beautiful pictures :)

carlotta said...

your dress is so pretty -- love the lace!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love your dress! I want a dress with a top like that and so many people go strapless and that's just not me. LOVE yours! What store did you get it?

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I absolutely love your dress, I think it looks just gorgeous on you!

Maddie said...

Your dress is the perfect combination of class and elegance. You already have such a classic look, this dress just adds to that! You look gorgeous!!

Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your dress girl. And yes, would never see it was being held by pins. :)

Kayla Peveler said...

Holy gorgeous!!! :)

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